Developmental Studies Program
Courses offered as a part of the Developmental Studies Program are designed to facilitate the academic development of students at McMurry University. These courses assist students wishing to obtain the attitudes and the additional academic preparation necessary for university success. Students whose academic placement results indicate a need for pre-college development in math, reading, or writing, must register for and continually enroll in the corresponding Developmental Studies course(s) until they are passed with a grade of "C-" or better. Students must meet this requirement before enrolling in the corresponding academic classes.
Developmental Studies courses (with the exception of DEVS 1100) do not satisfy any degree requirements, other than preparation for college-level courses. They do not count for elective credit and may not be applied toward total hours in a degree.
DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIES (DEVS)
0110 Writing Mechanics (1-0) Vocabulary and basic principles of grammatical structure, punctuation, and spelling. Recommended for those needing or desiring more training in English grammar and usage before taking ENG 1310. Some laboratory time may be required. (Fall, Spring)
0300 Developmental Reading (3-0) Developmental Reading is designed to help students strengthen deficits in reading comprehension skills. Various techniques in developing vocabulary, determining main ideas, increasing reading speed, and other pertinent topics will be included in this course. (Fall)
0310 Introduction to Composition (3-0) The study of, and extensive practice in, process writing with emphasis on the basic elements of an effective essay, including work on mechanical skills. Recommended for those needing or desiring more training before taking ENG 1310. Some laboratory time may be required. (Fall, Spring)
0320 Introduction to Algebra (3-0) Elementary algebra including arithmetic of integers, operations with algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and linear inequalities, operations with polynomials, fractions, algebraic fractions, graphing, systems of linear equations, radicals, and solving quadratic equations. Recommended for those needing or desiring more training in basic algebraic concepts before taking DEVS 0330. Some laboratory time may be required. (Fall, Spring as needed)
0330 Intermediate Algebra (3-0) Intermediate Algebra will prepare students for College Algebra by introducing concepts such as factoring, rational expressions, graphing linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, roots, radicals, quadratic equations, complex numbers, and exponential and logarithmic functions. Upon successful completion of DEVS 0330, the student will be ready to enroll in MATH 1311. Some laboratory time may be required. (Fall, Spring)
1100 Strategies for Learning (1-0) Strategies for Learning is a practical course designed to assist students in the acquisition and application of skills and attitudes necessary to reach their educational goals and to succeed in the university setting. Some out-of-class academic development activities may be required. Elective Credit. (Fall, Spring)
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