## Course Descriptions

### DEVM Courses

**DEVM F050 Prealgebra** 3 Credits

Operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents and ratios, signed numbers, evaluation of algebraic expressions and evaluation of simple formula. Metric measurement system and geometric figures. Also available via eLearning and Distance Education. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test scores. (3+0)**DEVM F051 Math Skills Review** 1 Credits Offered As Demand Warrants

Develops and reviews basic mathematical terminology, theory and operations as outlined by the Alaska State Mathematics Standards. Mathematics topics focus on reviewing the six basic "strands" of mathematical content: numeration, measurement, estimation and computation, function and relationship, geometry, and statistics and probability. Approaches to problem solving will emphasize the process of mathematical thinking, communication and reasoning. It is an appropriate course for those preparing for the High School Qualifying Exam in Alaska or those needing a review of basic math skills in preparation for a math placement test at UAF. May be repeated for a total of three credits. (1+0)**DEVM F056 Math Fast Track: Prealgebra/Elementary Algebra Review** 1 Credits Maymester

A 20-hour intensive review of math concepts offered prior to each semester. Covers prealgebra and elementary algebra topics to prepare qualified students to potentially improve their math course placement. Students should have a history of being successful in equivalent levels of math, although they may not recall enough information to place well on the placement test. Students who are successful in this class have the possibility of advancing through one or two semesters of developmental math. Prerequisites: Placement into DEVM F050 or DEVM F060. (1+0)**DEVM F060 Elementary Algebra** 3 Credits

First year high school algebra. Evaluating and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving first degree equations and inequalities, integer exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, equations and graphs of lines. Also available via eLearning and Distance Education. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in DEVM F050; or ABUS F155, or appropriate placement test scores. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year prior to the commencement of the course. (3+0)

**DEVM F065 Mathematics Skills** 1-3 Credits

Designed to assist students in reviewing and reinforcing course concepts covered by DEVM F050, DEVM F060, DEVM F062, DEVM F105 and DEVM F106. Consists of instruction which may include lab instruction, individual student work or group work. May be repeated. Recommended for students who need more time and help to master the material in Developmental Math courses. (1-3+0)

**DEVM F066 Advanced Math Fast Track: Elementary/Intermediate Algebra Review** 1 Credits

Maymester.

A 20-hour intensive review of math concepts offered prior to each semester. Covers elementary and intermediate algebra topics to prepare qualified students to potentially improve their math course placement. Students should have a history of being successful in equivalent levels of math, although they may not recall enough information to place well on the placement test. Students who are successful in this class have the possibility of advancing through one or two semesters of development math. Prerequisites: Placement into DEVM F060 or DEVM F105 or DEVM F106. (1+0)

**DEVM F071 Review of Intermediate Algebra** 1 Credits

Course reviews material covered by DEVM F105. Individuals who have not taken an intermediate algebra course on the high-school level are recommended to enroll in DEVM F105. Available via eLearning and Distance Education only. (1+0)

**DEVM F105 Intermediate Algebra** 3 Credits

Second-year high school algebra. Operations with rational expressions, radicals, rational exponents, logarithms, inequalities, quadratic equations, linear systems, functions, Cartesian coordinate system and graphing. To matriculate to MATH F107X from DEVM F105 a grade of B or higher is required. Also available via eLearning and Distance Education. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in DEVM F060; or DEVM F062; or appropriate placement test scores. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year prior to the commencement of the course. (3+0)**DEVM F106 Intensive Intermediate Algebra** 4 Credits

Algebraic topics. Includes exponents, radicals, graphing, systems of equations, quadratic equations and inequalities, logarithms and exponentials, and complex numbers using alternative teaching styles. Note: This course satisfies elective credit only. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in DEVM F060; or DEVM F062; or DEVM F105; or appropriate placement test scores. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year prior to commencement of the courses. (4+0)

**Trial Courses**

**DEVM F094D Modularized Mastery Math: Elementary Algebra Module D** 1 Credits

Offered Fall and Spring.

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F060 Elementary Algebra course and includes the following topics: simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations in one variable, solving linear and compound inequalities in one variable, applicaitons of linear equations, and solving formulas. A modularized, mastery learning approach is used with computers. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F050; or ABUS F155; or appropriate placement test scores. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor also required. (3+0)**DEVM F094E Modularized Mastery Math: Elementary Algebra Module E** 1 Credits

Offered Fall and Spring.

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F060 Elementary Algebra course and includes the following topics: linear equations in two variables, graphing linear equations, finding the slope of linear equations, writing equations of lines, exponent rules, and operations and polynomials. A modularized mastery learning approach is used with computers. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F094D taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor also required. (3+0)**DEVM F094F Modularized Mastery Math: Elementary Algebra Module F** 1 Credits

Offered Fall and Spring.

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F060 Elementary Algebra course and includes the following topics: factoring polynomials, solving quadratic equations by factoring, simpliying rational expressions, operations with rational expressions, complex fractions, solving rational equations, and applications of quadratic and rational equations. A modularized, mastery learning approach used with computers. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F094E taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor also required. (3+0)

**DEVM F194G Modularized Mastery Math: Intermediate Algebra Module G** 1 Credits

Offered Fall and Spring.

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F105 Intermediate Algebra course and includes the following topics: solving systems of equations and applications, simplifying radicals and expressions with rational exponents, performing operations on radical expressions, solving radical equations, and performing operations on complex numbers. A modularized, mastery learning approach is used with computers. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F060; or DEVM F094F; or appropriate placement scores. Prerequisite courses or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year; instructor permission is also required. (1+0)**DEVM F194H Modularized Mastery Math: Intermediate Algebra Module H** 1 Credits

Offered Fall and Spring.

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F105 Intermediate Algebra course and includes the following topics: review of solving quadratic equations by factoring, solving quadratic equations that are not factorable, relations and functions, graphs and transformations of functions, quadratic functions and their graphs, performing operations on functions, composition of functions, and applications of quadratic equations and functions. A modularized, mastery learning approach is used with computers. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F194G taken within one calendar year; and instructor permission. (1+0)**DEVM F194J Modularized Mastery Math: Intermediate Algebra Module J** 1 Credits

Offered Fall and Spring.

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F105 Intermediate Algebra course and includes the following topics: solving absolute value equations and inequalities, solving linear and compound linear inequalities, solving quadratic and rational inequalities, inverse functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, properties of logarithms, and solving exponential and logarithmic equations. A modularized, mastery learning approach is used with computers. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F194H taken within one calendar year; and instructor permission. (1+0)

### DEVM Courses

**DEVM F051 Math Skills Review** 1 Credit Offered As Demand Warrants

Develops and reviews basic mathematical terminology, theory and operations as outlined by the Alaska State Mathematics Standards. Mathematics topics focus on reviewing the six basic "strands" of mathematical content: numeration, measurement, estimation and computation, function and relationship, geometry, and statistics and probability. Approaches to problem solving will emphasize the process of mathematical thinking, communication and reasoning. It is an appropriate course for those preparing for the High School Qualifying Exam in Alaska or those needing a review of basic math skills in preparation for a math placement test at UAF. May be repeated for a total of three credits.

**DEVM F053 SAT/ACT Math Prep and Review** 1 Credit Offered As Demand Warrants

This course will review basic concepts and practice math test taking skills to help prepare for the ACT and SAT tests

**DEVM F054 Prealgebra** 3 Credits

Basic concepts of prealgebra mathematics. Topics include operations and applications of whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percents, geometry and measures, evaluation of algebraic expressions and applications.

Prerequisites: Appropriate placement scores.

**DEVM F055 Elementary Algebra** 3 Credits

Topics include evaluation and simplifying algebraic expressions, polynomials, factoring, integer exponents, rational expressions, solutions of linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations and graphs of lines. Special fees apply. PR# Prerequisites: DEVM F054; ABUS F155; or appropriate placement scores. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year prior to commencement of the course.**DEVM F056 Math Fast Track: Prealgebra/Elementary Algebra Review** 1 Credit

A 20-hour intensive review of math concepts offered prior to each semester. Covers prealgebra and elementary algebra topics to prepare qualified students to potentially improve their math course placement. Students should have a history of being successful in equivalent levels of math, although they may not recall enough information to place well on the placement test. Students who are successful in this class have the possibility of advancing through one or two semesters of development math. Prerequisites: Placement into DEVM F054 or DEVM F055. Offered 3 times per year: WINTERmester, MAYmester.

**DEVM F061 Review of Elementary Algebra** 1 Credit Offered as Demand Warrants

Designed to assist students in reviewing material covered by DEVM F055. Individuals who have not previously taken an elementary algebra course are recommended to enroll in DEVM F055. Available via eLearning & Distance Education only.

**DEVM F062 Alternative Approaches** 3 Credits Offered as Demand Warrants

Algebraic topics. Includes operations with polynomial expressions, first- and second-degree equations, graphing, integral and relational exponents, and radicals using alternative teaching styles. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in DEVM F054; or ABUS F155; or appropriate placement test scores. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year prior to commencement of the course.

**DEVM F065 Mathematics Skills** 1-3 Credits

Designed to assist students in reviewing and reinforcing course concepts covered by DEVM F054, DEVM F055, DEVM F062, DEVM F105 and DEVM F105N. Consists of instruction which may include lab instruction, individual student work or group work. May be repeated. Recommended for students who need more time and help to master the material in developmental math courses.

**DEVM F066 Advanced Math Fast Track: Elementary/Intermediate Algebra Review** 1 Credit

A 20-hour intensive review of math concepts offered prior to each semester. Covers elementary and intermediate algebra topics to prepare qualified students to potentially improve their math course placement. Students should have a history of being successful in equivalent levels of math, although they may not recall enough information to place well on the placement test. Students who are successful in this class have the possibility of advancing through one or two semesters of development math. Prerequisites: Placement into DEVM F055 or DEVM F105 or DEVM F105N. Offered 2 times per year: WINTERmester, MAYmester.

**DEVM F068 Math Essentials** 4 Credits Offered as Demand Warrants

Teaches the concepts of basic arithmetic and introductory algebra. Includes operations and properties on real numbers; ration; proportion; percent; scientific notation; variation; topics from consumer mathematics; evaluation of literal expressions; solution and graphs of linear equations and inequalities; radicals and exponents; polynomials; factoring and special products; fundamental operations with algebraic fractions; solution of quadratic equations; and elementary systems of equations. Geometric formulae are presented on a case-to-case basis as needed. Student success strategies and college readiness skills are emphasized. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement scores required.

**DEVM F071 Review of Intermediate Algebra** 1 Credit

Course reviews material covered by DEVM F105. Individuals who have not taken an intermediate algebra course on the high-school level are recommended to enroll in DEVM F105. Available via eLearning & Distance Education only.

**DEVM F105 Intermediate Algebra** 3 Credits

Topics include expressions, equations and applications involving linear, quadratic, rational and radical functions; graphs of linear and quadratic functions; functions and their inverses; introduction to exponential and logarithmic functions; and systems of linear equations. To matriculate to MATH F151X from DEVM F105 a grade of B or higher is required. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in DEVM F055; or DEVM F062; or appropriate placement test scores. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year prior to commencement of the course.

**DEVM F105N Intensive Intermediate Algebra** 4 Credits

Includes exponents, radicals, graphing, systems of equations, quadratic equations and inequalities, logarithms and exponentials and complex numbers using alternative teaching styles. Prerequisites: DEVM F055; or DEVM F055F; or DEVM F062; or DEVM F105; or DEVM F105J; or appropriate placement scores. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one academic year prior to commencement of the courses.

### Trial Courses

**DEVM F054A Modularized Mastery Math: Prealgebra Module A** 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of DEVM F054 Prealgebra and includes the following topics: identifying and solving basic linear equations involving whole numbers, integers, decimals and fractions, solving ratio and proportion problems, solving percent problems, and solving applied problems. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test scores; permission of instructor required. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year.

**DEVM F055B Modularized Mastery Math: Prealgebra Module B** 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of DEVM F054 Prealgebra and includes the following topics: identifying and solving basic linear equations involving whole numbers, integers, decimals and fractions, solving ratio and proportion problems, solving percent problems, and solving applied problems. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F054A; or appropriate placement test scores; permission of instructor required. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year.

**DEVM F055C Modularized Mastery Math: Prealgebra Module C** 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of DEVM F054 Prealgebra and includes the following topics: identifying and solving basic linear equations involving whole numbers, integers, decimals and fractions, solving ratio and proportion problems, solving percent problems, and solving applied problems. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F054B; or appropriate placement test scores; permission of instructor required. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year.

**DEVM F055D Modularized Mastery Math: Elementary Algebra Module D** 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F055 Elementary Algebra course and includes the following topics: simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations in one variable, solving linear and compound inequalities in one variable, applications of linear equations and solving formulas. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F054, or ABUS F155; or appropriate placement test scores; permission of instructor required. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year.**DEVM F055E Modularized Mastery Math: Elementary Algebra Module E** 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F055 Elementary Algebra course and includes the following topics: linear equations in two variables, graphing linear equations, find the slope of linear equations, writing equations of lines, exponent rules and operations on polynomials. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F055D taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor required.**DEVM F055F Modularized Mastery Math: Elementary Algebra Module F** 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F055 Elementary Algebra course and includes the following topics: factoring polynomials, solving quadratic equations by factoring, simplifying rational expressions, operations with rational expressions, complex fractions, solving rational equations and applications of quadratic and rational equations. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F055E taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor required.

**DEVM F105G Modularized Mastery Math: Intermediate Algebra Module G** 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F105 Intermediate Algebra course and includes the following topics: solving systems of equations and applications, simplifying radicals and expressions with rational exponents, performing operations on radical expressions, solving radical equations and performing operations on complex numbers. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F055 or DEVM F069 or appropriate placement test scores; permission of instructor required. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken.**DEVM F105H Modularized Mastery Math: Intermediate Algebra Module H** 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F105 Intermediate Algebra course and includes the following topics: review of solving quadratic equations by factoring, solving quadratic equations that are not factorable, relations and functions, graphs and transformations of functions, quadratic functions and their graphs, performing operations on functions, compositions of functions and applications of quadratic equations and functions. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F105G taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor is required.**DEVM F105J Modularized Mastery Math: Intermediate Algebra Module J** 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of the DEVM Intermediate Algebra course and includes the following topics: solving absolute value equations and inequalities, solving linear and compound linear inequalities, solving quadratic and rational inequalities, inverse functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, properties of logarithms and solving exponential and logarithmic equations. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F105H taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor required.

### WRTG Courses

**WRTG F080 Basic Writing & Reading **4 credits

WRTG 080 is an integrated writing and reading course. The focus is on writing paragraphs and short essays, sentence and paragraph structure, revision techniques, and vocabulary and reading comprehension skills necessary for successful reading in WRTG 090. A C or higher in this course qualifies students forWRTG 090, “Writing & Reading Strategies.” Students may retest on Accuplacer at the end of the semester for a higher placement. *Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test scores or instructor approval. *

**WRTG F090 Writing & Reading Strategies** 4 credits

WRTG 090 is a course in college writing and reading strategies. Building on the work done in WRTG 080, it includes work on writing and revising essays. The course focuses on complex sentence and paragraph structure, essay revision techniques, and critical reading skills. It emphasizes reading and study skills that increase comprehension of written materials typically encountered in college courses, such as textbooks, websites, research articles, etc. A C or higher in this course qualifies students for WRTG 110, "Introduction to College Writing."** Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test scores, or C or higher in WRTG 080, or instructor approval.**

**WRTG F110 Preparatory College Writing III **3 credits

Instruction for students prepare forWRTG F111x, including writing, revising, research and critical reading. **Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test scores, C or higher in WRTG 090, or instructor approval. Students who have tried WRTGF111x and not passed it on their first try are recommended to take this class before attempting WRTG F111x again.**

### DEVS Courses

**DEVS F052 Reading Enhancement** 3 Credits

Intensive instruction in reading designed to increase vocabulary and comprehension skills necessary for successful reading in the content areas of college courses. Focus is on improved reading comprehension and vocabulary development. Prerequisites: Placement or permission of instructor. (3+0)

**DEVS F101 Skills for College and Career Success** 3 Credits

A diverse menu of study skills for the student entering the college environment. Skills include active listening, effective reading, taking usable notes, test taking, communication, time and money management. Students learn personal development skills that assist in addressing intrusive issues that impact the learning process, increasing self-esteem, and relating these skills to the classroom and later to a career. Class sessions offer diverse learning experiences. (3+0)

**DEVS 104 University Communications** 3 credits

DEVS 104 introduces the unique methods of communication required at the college level, including combinations of reading, writing and oral communication as required for degree content purposes for certificate degree programs. May link with selected lecture and/or discussion courses. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Note: Does not meet prerequisite requirements for WRTG F111x without further placement testing.** Recommended: Placement into WRTG 090.**

**DEVS F105 Academic Reading for College** 3 Credits

Strengthens academic and critical reading and literacy skills required for college-level courses. Emphasizes practice and transfer of reading and study skills that increase comprehension and retention of narrative and expository materials typically encountered in college courses, e.g. textbooks, websites, research articles, etc. Prerequisites: Placement or permission of instructor. (3+0)

**DEVS F110 College Success Skills** 1 Credits

An introduction and overview of the diverse skills, strategies and resources available to ensure success in the college experience. Topics include study skills, time management, career planning, stress management, communication skills, test taking and personal development skills. (1+0)