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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.
I-BEST SUPPORT
GED 071
1 - 10 Credits
110 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.