General Education
SPECIAL TOPICS
GED 005
1 - 10 Credits
110 hours of lecture
Special interest topics at the GED level for students who qualify based upon CASAS Test scores. Topics vary and course may be repeated for credit for different topics.
GED WRITING FUNDAMENTALS
GED 011
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Students performing at GED level will learn to write understandable and well-constructed multiple paragraphs easily and with few errors to independently accomplish well defined and structured writing activities for varied reasons (such as for personal expression, to inform, to persuade or to complete a task) and for audiences in a range of comfortable and familiar settings. Organization, transitions, punctuation and sentence structure skills are emphasized. This course can serve as preparation for the GED Writing Test or as refresher course for basic skills improvement. Prerequisite: Appropriate CASAS score.
GED MATH I
GED 021
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Students will learn to read, write, interpret, and apply a wide variety of mathematical information such as the following: money/expenses/prices, percentages, decimals, fractions, patterns and formulas, units of measurement including fractional units, geometrical shapes including shapes containing a combination of common shapes, concept of volume, and ways to interpret, represent and draw implications from data (graphs, tables, and simple forms of statistical analysis). Prerequisite: ABE MATH 024 or appropriate CASAS placement score.
GED READING II
GED 032
1 - 2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Analysis of literature, science and social studies readings. Skills include distinguishing between fact and opinion, understanding elements of style and structure, interpreting charts and graphs, and increasing comprehension. Test taking skills taught and practiced. Last in a series of courses for improvement of basic skills in reading. This course serves as preparation for the GED Reading Tests in Literature, Science and Social Studies, or as a refresher course for basic skills improvement. Prerequisite: ABE 034 or recommending score on placement test.
GED READING:LITERATURE
GED 033
1 - 2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Developing and refining secondary level reading and test taking skills with literary texts. Uses of works of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama to develop competencies in comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of concepts; last in a series of courses in preparation for the GED Language Arts Reading Test and a refresher for basic skills reading improvement. Prerequisite: ABE 034 Reading or recommending score on CASAS pretest.
GED READING, SOCIAL STUDIES
GED 035
1 - 2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Developing strong secondary reading and critical thinking skills with social studies materials. Exercises involve reading social studies passages and interpreting graphs, charts, maps, cartoons, diagrams, and photography. Content includes world history, civics and government, economics and geography, last in a series of courses in preparation for the GED Social Studies Test and a refresher for basic skills reading improvement. Prerequisite: ABE 044 Reading or recommending score on CASAS pretest.
GED READING: SCIENCE 037
GED 037
1 - 2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Developing strong secondary reading and critical thinking skills with scientific materials. Exercises involve reading scientific passages and interpreting graphs, charts, maps, and diagrams. Content includes earth and space science, life science, and physical science (physics and chemistry); the last in a series of courses in preparation for the GED Science Test, a refresher for basic skills reading improvement. Prerequisite: ABE 044 or recommending score on CASAS pretest.
I-BEST SUPPORT
GED 071
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Provides Basic Skills students extra instruction and support for success in their I-BEST designated classes. Reviews important concepts and vocabulary introduced during I-BEST classes. Provide opportunities to develop culturally unfamiliar customer service and interaction skills needed to be successful in I-BEST occupations. Prerequisite: Admission into an I-BEST program.
WRITING BASICS FOR GED
GED 094
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Emphasis on writing more fluently, clearly, and correctly. Building skills through exercises in grammar, writing responses to assigned readings, and planning, organizing, drafting, and revising paragraphs. In-class and out-of-class paragraphs are required. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 240 or higher, or permission of instructor.