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Support Courses

An important feature of the Regional Campuses is a commitment to help students become successful. Many students enter directly from high school, while others combine full-time jobs and families with class work. Success in college depends largely upon skills in reading, studying, mathematics and composition.

Support Services offered include peer tutors, who are available for certain courses, and special assistance in writing, reading and mathematics. Also available are skill development centers, learning centers and workshops in writing.

Basic Skills Assessment: Free testing is required of all students to assess learning skills. This information is used by students and advisors to determine the best course placement for academic success. If testing shows the need for additional preparation in reading, studying, mathematics or composition, support courses are available to meet these needs and will be required.

Academic Support Courses include:

 
11001 Introduction to College Writing—Stretch (3)
Introduces the instruction and experiences necessary for students to acquire college-level literacy, with an emphasis on reading and writing college-level texts. Prerequisite: ACT score 1-16; or SAT score 200-600; or Compass writing score of 0-52. 
 
11002 College Writing I—Stretch (3)
Continues the instruction and practice necessary to write for college, with emphasis on reading, thinking, writing and technological skills necessary for writing college-level texts. Prerequisite: grade of C (2.0) or better in ENG 11001. Completion of this course is the same as ENG 11011. This course may be used to satisfy the Kent Core Course Requirement.
 
10003 Reading Strategies for College Success (3)

Development of reading strategies necessary for successful completion of college coursework. Emphasis on improving reading comprehension. Hours do not count toward graduation. Prerequisite: Compass reading score of 0-55.

 

10006 Study Strategies for College Success (3)
Development and application of content-area reading and study strategies for successful completion of college coursework. Emphasis on application of study strategies. Hours do not count toward graduation. Prerequisite: special approval. Corequisite: PSYC 11762 or SOC 12050 or HIST 12070 or PHY 11030.  

 

10020 Pre-Core Mathematics (2)
Properties of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, signed numbers and order of operations, to a greater degree than in Core Math I and Core Math II. Mental math and elementary algebraic thinking skills are emphasized and calculators are not allowed. Hours do not count toward graduation. Prerequisite: none.

 

10006 Core Mathematics I and II (4)
Covers exactly the same topics as MATH 10021 and 10022 combined. Not offered on every campus. Hours do not count toward graduation. Prerequisite: none. Special fee: $22.50 flat fee—subject to change.

 

10007  Core Mathematics III and IV (4)
Covers exactly the same topics as MATH 10023 and 10024 combined. Not offered on all campuses. Students should have appropriate placement scores, or have a minimum C (2.0) grade in MATH 10022 or MATH 10006 before taking this class. Prerequisite: none. Special fee: $22.50 flat fee—subject to change.

 

10021 Core Mathematics I (2)
Includes operations on integers, fractions, decimals and percents, properties of real numbers. Introduction to variables, first degree equations and problem-solving with formulas. Equations and inequalities in one variable, linear equations, rate of change and slope, graphing in the Cartesian plane. Hours do not count toward graduation. Prerequisite: none. Special fee: $22.50 flat fee—subject to change.

 

10022  Core Mathematics II (2)
Introduction to functions, systems of linear equations, exponents, polynomial operations, scientific notation. Factoring polynomials, solving quadratics by factoring, radicals and rational exponents. Hours do not count toward graduation. Students should have appropriate placement scores, or have a minimum C (2.0) grade in MATH 10021 before taking this class. Special fee: $22.50 flat fee—subject to change.

 

10023  Core Mathematics III (2)
Zeros of functions, rational expressions and equations, problem-solving with rational expressions, intermediate factoring techniques. Quadratics: functions, graphs, equations, inequalities, "quadratic type" equations and problem-solving. Prerequisite: none. Students should have appropriate placement scores, or have a minimum C (2.0) in MATH 10022 before taking this class. Special fee: $22.50 flat fee—subject to change.

 

10024 Core Mathematics IV (2)
Advanced factoring techniques, rational functions, radical equations, absolute value equations and inequalities. Exponential and logarithmic functions: introduction, graphing, problem-solving. Prerequisite: none. Students should have appropriate placement scores, or have a minimum C (2.0) in MATH 10023 before taking this class. Special fee: $22.50 flat fee—subject to change.

 

10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience (1)
Assists students in making a successful transition to the university through experiential or intellectually engaging discipline-based content. Required of all first year students. Not required of transfer students with 25 or more credit hours. Prerequisite: none.