Class Schedule

Specific class times and days should be determined by visiting the current course schedules.

 

BAS - Basic Skills
DVST - Developmental Studies
HMDV - Human Development
MATH - Mathematics

Students improve their spelling skills using a phonetics or rules approach.

This course is designed for students who do not feel confident about their English listening skills and is required for students testing at levels 4 through 7 on the BEST Plus Test. Assignments prepare the student for the level of listening required for college level courses and personal communication

The College Studies Institute is designed to provide intensive instruction in reading, math and language for incoming fall freshmen with placement testing scores that place them below the 1000 level in reading, math, and/or language. Additionally, the Institute will focus on study skills, team building and removing institutional barriers to success that incoming freshmen might encounter in the first three weeks of school.

This course provides students with a means to understand the processes necessary to enroll at Western and apply for financial aid. Students are exposed to the resources available to help them succeed in college, learn about instructor expectations and participate in self-assessment to facilitate positive interactions on campus and in the classroom.

This course serves as a bridge for students from the open-ended English Language classes, or international students just entering the U.S., to become acquainted with American college classes. International students will have the opportunity to learn from non-native English students that live here and discuss the challenges and rewards of living and learning in the U.S. Students will be required to speak only in English, and to continue to develop the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening that will aid in student success in academic college classes.

Western Wyoming Community College recognizes that students face unique challenges as they begin their college education. Learning to balance a variety of factors is critical to the student’s success. This course is designed to teach incoming students how to develop priorities, build organizational and study skills, enhance communication, take responsibility for their learning, understand resources available to them, and learn to positively balance their commitments. Woven throughout the course are discussions and exercises related to reading, note taking, test taking and other success strategies.

C or better grade required to fill General Education requirement

 

This course will provide beginning instruction and hands-on practical experiences to accomplish an introductory review of online learning strategies. Students will participate in the course using Western's online course management system. All class assignments, activities, tests, and discussions, whether individual or within a group, will be conducted in an asynchronous online environment. Students will navigate the learning management system, self-assess their specific learning style, develop online communication skills, understand technology's role in online learning, and create a lasting framework for continued online learning success in any academic discipline.

Students learn to increase their pace of reading without sacrificing understanding. This course is designed for those students who already have good comprehension and vocabulary skills.

This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading, inquiry and analysis in tandem with critical and creative thinking. Critical reading focuses on analyzing texts, synthesizing materials, recognizing valid inferences, composing accurate summaries, and discerning main ideas. In addition, critical thinking focuses on evaluating hypotheses, determining relevance of information, determining whether evidence supports the main point, evaluating data for consistency, and recognizing flaws and inconsistencies in an argument. Conclusions drawn from information will be evaluated on credibility, accuracy, and reliability. Thus, Critical Reading/Critical Thinking's purpose is to create more skillful, better-prepared thinkers for college and for the workplace.

Prerequisite: HMDV 1504 (C or better), or appropriate McCann or ACT Reading score.

 This course is recommended for students who have good reading skills and want to expand their knowledge of words.

 

The one credit class is designed to help students identify what stress is and how it impacts them emotionally and physically. Students will learn and utilize various relaxation skills as a means of effectively managing and/or reducing the negative impact of stress.

 

This course offers students the ability to understand and explore personality differences by combining several methods of learning in a relaxed environment. Students will develop an understanding of their own personality and learn how to identify possible areas for personality growth within their life.

 

This course emphasizes writing practice. One part of this course focuses on writing improvement through daily assignments, the development of the paragraph and essay, and the study of grammar. Students will also develop writing skills through listening to, sharing, and commenting on fellow students 146 paragraphs and essay(s) by the peer exchange or workshop method. The structure of the formal essay will be introduced. However, discussion, role play, viewing or reading media sources, field trip (for a descriptive paragraph), pronunciation, and other activities will also be used in order to use the full range of English skills.

 

This course is designed to provide non-native students with the opportunity to practice speaking and listening skills, and to develop fluency in English. Students who need to improve basic communication and practice speaking the English language will benefit from this course. Every activity in this course emphasizes listening and speaking English. Students are also prepared for the expectations of college courses.

This course covers the fundamentals of reading and vocabulary skills and the application of these skills to assist non-native and international students in becoming more efficient readers in the academic setting.

This course is designed to help students navigate the career decision making process. Through the use of assessments, self-evaluation and discussions, students will explore their career interests and chart a career path for the future.

This course indicates with a Satisfactory grade that the student has completed the Western Assessment Requirement. The assessment  is completed as a part of an Academic Portfolio/Capstone course.

This course introduces students to the issues, methodology and practice of tutoring adult learners. This course is required for employment as a tutor and is recommended for students in Education or Special Education. May be taken up to 3 times for credit (3 credits max).

Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.

Introduction to elementary algebra with applications. Topics include operations with real numbers, operations involving algebraic expressions, solving linear equations, graphing linear equations and writing equations of lines. This course is designed for students who are not confident in their algebra skills or whose math test places them at this level. The purpose of this course is to build mathematical competency in basic algebra skills and prepare for higher level math classes. Completion of MATH 0720 and MATH 0760 with a "B" or better in each course allows the student to enter courses for which MATH 0920 is a prerequisite.

Prerequisite: ALEKS score 0-13, or ACT Math 0-15. Corequisite: Students must take MATH 0720, MATH 0760, and MATH 0900 concurrently.

Introduction to elementary algebra with applications. Topics include graphing linear equations, writing equations of lines, intercepts, exponents, polynomials, and factoring. These courses are designed for students who are not confident in their algebra skills or whose math test places them at this level. The purpose of this course is to build mathematical competency in basic algebra skills and prepare for higher level math classes. Completion of MATH 0720 and MATH 0760 with a "B" or better in each course allows the student to enter courses for which MATH 0920 is a prerequisite.

Prerequisite: ALEKS score 0-13, or ACT Math 0-15. Corequisite: Students must take MATH 0720, MATH 0760, and MATH 0900 concurrently.

 

This course covers the following topics: review of basic operations and the order of operations, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportions, conversions and applications of percent, basic geometry and measurement applications, signed numbers, and introduction to algebraic expressions and solving equations.

Prerequisite: ALEKS score 0-13, or ACT Math 0-15. Corequisite: Students must take MATH 0720, MATH 0760, and MATH 0900 concurrently.

 

 

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