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BRDGE 055: Integrating Learning

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

An introductory communications course to develop reading, writing, and critical thinking strategies for use in other adult high school classes. High school completion class. Counts toward high school English credit.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Apply a variety of communication skills to problem solve and plan work in content subject material.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Write and complete effective short and long term goals.  [REASON] 
  3. Use listening and observation skills to gain understanding of all available campus resources.  [ACT] 
  4. Employ a variety of strategies and skills to work well with others.  [EXPLORE] 
  5. Utilize available campus technology to improve academic success.  [REASON] 

BRDGE 087: College Prep Skills

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

College preparatory coursework including reading, vocabulary, college success skills, writing, and spelling. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an increase in the number of words in reading, writing and speaking vocabulary.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate application of spelling conventions.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Apply reading strategies to improve comprehension.  [REASON] 
  4. Apply strategies to increase reading speed and efficiency.  [REASON] 
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Use campus resources to develop personal academic and career goals.  [COMMUNICATE] 

BRDGE 088: College Prep Skills

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

College preparatory coursework including reading, vocabulary, college success skills, writing, and spelling. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an increase in the number of words in reading, writing and speaking vocabulary.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate application of spelling conventions.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Apply reading strategies to improve comprehension.  [REASON] 
  4. Apply strategies to increase reading speed and efficiency.  [REASON] 
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Use campus resources to develop personal academic and career goals.  [COMMUNICATE] 

BRDGE 090: Reading Improvement

Credits: 5.0

For students who are not yet reading on the college level. The aim is to improve reading comprehension for educational needs in general, or to re-take the reading test to qualify for college English classes. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 56. ESL students need to have completed EAP 100 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Apply strategies that demonstrate active reading.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Determine the main idea or central point of a passage.  [REASON] 
  3. Differentiate between the major and minor supporting details of a passage.  [REASON] 
  4. Summarize a reading selection using various methods.  [REASON] 
  5. Demonstrate the ability to make accurate inferences.  [REASON] 
  6. Recognize major patterns of organization.  [REASON] 
  7. Identify the author's purpose and tone.  [REASON] 
  8. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.  [COMMUNICATE] 

BRDGE 090I: Reading Improvement

Credits: 5.0

For students who are not yet reading on the college level. The aim is to improve reading comprehension for educational needs in general, or to re-take the reading test to qualify for college English classes. S/U grade option. Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER reading score of 56. ESL students need to have completed EAP 100 with a minimum grade of 2.0. Prerequisite(s): I-BEST students only. ACCUPLACER reading score of 56. ESL students need to have completed EAP 100 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Apply strategies that demonstrate active reading.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Determine the main idea or central point of a passage.  [REASON] 
  3. Differentiate between the major and minor supporting details of a passage.  [REASON] 
  4. Summarize a reading selection using various methods.  [REASON] 
  5. Demonstrate the ability to make accurate inferences.  [REASON] 
  6. Recognize major patterns of organization.  [REASON] 
  7. Identify the author's purpose and tone.  [REASON] 
  8. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.  [COMMUNICATE] 

BRDGE 093: Essay Writing/Grammar Review

Credits: 5.0

Course focuses on grammar and development of the full length essay. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 70 or higher, writing score below 80. ESL students need to have completed EAP 121 with a minimum grade of 2.5.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Employ appropriate prewriting strategies to plan and develop an essay.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Write unified, coherent, and well-supported essays using a variety of rhetorical modes.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Recognize and apply appropriate organization, tone and language for academic essays.  [REASON] 
  4. Identify and correct major sentence skills errors in their writing.  [REASON] 
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.  [COMMUNICATE] 

BRDGE 101: Culminating Project

Credits: 3.0

Students develop a culminating project to reflect on their learning and plan for the future as related to the college-wide abilities. Prerequisite(s): For high school diploma candidates with senior status; advising required.

Course Level Objectives

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BRDGE 107: College Prep Skills

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

College level course work in reading comprehension, speed reading, vocabulary, or spelling. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reaing score of 70 or higher, writing score of 80 or higher, or completed BRDGE ? 093 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an increase in the number of words in reading, writing and speaking vocabulary.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate application of spelling conventions.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Apply reading strategies to improve comprehension.  [REASON] 
  4. Apply strategies to increase reading speed and efficiency.  [REASON] 
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Use campus resources to develop personal academic and career goals.  [COMMUNICATE] 

BRDGE 108: College Prep Skills

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

College level course work in reading comprehension, speed reading, vocabulary, or spelling. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reaing score of 70 or higher, writing score of 80 or higher, or completed BRDGE 093 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an increase in the number of words in reading, writing and speaking vocabulary.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate application of spelling conventions.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Apply reading strategies to improve comprehension.  [REASON] 
  4. Apply strategies to increase reading speed and efficiency.  [REASON] 
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Use campus resources to develop personal academic and career goals.  [COMMUNICATE] 

BRDGE 110: College Study Skills

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Maximize study time by learning how to efficiently read texts, note take, prepare for exams, and use online learning management systems. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 74 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify and state the purpose of key college services.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Apply effective lecture note-taking techniques.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Self-assess strengths and challenges.  [REASON] 
  4. Identify learning style and preferences and modify personal study strategies accordingly.  [REASON] 
  5. Organize and synthesize text and lecture content for test preparation.  [REASON] 
  6. Apply suitable test taking strategies.  [REASON] 
  7. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.  [REASON] 

BRDGE 112: College Reading Strategies

Credits: 2.0

Explores a variety of strategies to read college texts. Develops understanding of specific thought patterns and text structures specific to a discipline. Crosslisted as: ENGL 112.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Recognize common academic thought patterns in specific disciplines.  [REASON] 
  2. Employ a number of strategies to develop reasoning, making meaning, communicating and problem-solving.  [REASON] 
  3. Access strategies to engage with text from a variety of modalities.  [REASON] 

BRDGE 115: Critical Reading:CD

Credits: 5.0

Comprehension skills for college level reading, focusing on the skills of making an inference, interpreting figurative language, recognizing connotative and denotative language, and appreciating the author's style, language, and intended audience. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 70 or higher, writing score 80 or above or completed BRDGE 093 with a minimum grade of 2.0. ESL students need to have completed EAP 121 with a minimum grade of 2.5.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Apply a general sequence for prereading nonfiction texts.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Apply annotation strategies to read critically.  [REASON] 
  3. Apply tools, including context, structural analysis and the dictionary, to demonstrate the understanding of the authors' terms.  [REASON] 
  4. Demonstrate the ability to paraphrase and summarize ideas in course material.  [REASON] 
  5. Synthesize readings and discussions to take a position on a topic.  [REASON] 
  6. Distinguish between sound and unsound arguments to recognize bias.  [REASON] 
  7. Use appropriate text citations to support points in academic writing and discussion.  [REASON] 
  8. Analyze multiple perspectives of authors and peers in a variety of classroom applications.  [REASON] 
  9. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.  [COMMUNICATE] 

BRDGE 155: Special Topics

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Special topics allows the modification of existing college-level BRDGE classes for combination with specific disciplines. Each modified class will have its own course outline and syllabus. S/U grade option.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate learning objectives as determined by the supervising instructor.  [COMMUNICATE] 

BRDGE 255: Special Topics

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Special topics allows the modification of existing college-level BRDGE classes for combination with specific disciplines. Each modified class will have its own course outline and syllabus. S/U grade option.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate learning objectives as determined by the supervising instructor.  [COMMUNICATE]