Students will be placed in either a Math or English cohort based on various factors (*Each cohort requires students to take VSU 1101 and COMM 1100).
*Cohort placement factors include but are not limited to the student's Reading/Writing and Math scores on the SAT or ACT, the student's major, and cohort availability.
VSU 1101 (2 hours)
Keys to College Success
Students will have an introduction to lifelong learning with emphasis on college study skill strategies. Topics include learning styles, time management, learning and memory skills, learning from texts and lectures, note-taking, objective and essay examinations, and critical thinking skills. This portion of the class will account for 2 credit hours.
COMM 1100 (3 hours)
A broad approach to oral communication skills including intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, and public speaking.
ENGL 1101 (3 hours)
A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation, and also including introductory use of a variety of research skills. Students will develop analytical and evaluative skills by reading and writing expository and/or argumentative essays.
MATH 1111 (3 hours)
Algebraic topics including polynomials, rational expressions, equations, inequalities, graphing, exponents and radicals, relations and functions through exponential and logarithmic functions.