The Developmental Language Arts department (formerly known as "Academic Foundations") teaches Integrated Reading & Writing. We are dedicated to providing access to all students wishing to achieve a college degree. We offer courses for students to cultivate the academic skills necessary to accomplish this goal. Both personal and academic counseling are also available to help ensure student success.
Developmental Language Arts (DLA) is a curriculum designed to enrich students' reading experiences and to enhance their ability to communicate effectively through writing. We recognize that students are the most important people on campus. Without them, there would be no need for the institution. As well, we strive to make DLA learning-centered instead of solely subject-centered. We work to adapt our teaching techniques to the learning styles of each student.
For course specific information click on the course below:
Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format. TEST
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours
Overview of basic elements of modern English usage. Includes utilization of correct grammar, college-level paragraph writing, context, structure analysis, vocabulary, and text marking reading skills.
4 Credit Hours
Integrated reading/writing course focusing on essay writing and critical reading/thinking skills. Includes stated and implied main ideas, college-level vocabulary development, and the stages of the essay writing process.
4 Credit Hours
This is an accelerated developmental writing course, paired with English Composition I, emphasizing the writing process, including invention, drafting, revision, and editing. Students collaborate to write more effective essays, showing evidence of analysis, critical thinking, and cohesion of thought. Students also work closely with online resources, as they work towards fluency in style and mechanics.
2 Credit Hours