Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   CCB Literacy and Math I

 Title Abbreviation:   CCB BASIC LITERACY

 Department:    CCB

 Course #:    31

 Credits:    16

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    16

 CIP:    320210

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

First in a series of three courses in which students improve critical thinking, reading, writing, oral communication, and math skills to prepare for entry into high school completion and/or transition to college or employment.


Prerequisite: None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 176

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Improve writing competencies appropriate for transition into HS21+, I-BEST or college coursework.
  2. Apply reading strategies and routines to understand and analyze a variety of texts.
  3. Improved academic confidence through development of critical thinking; communication skills; self-knowledge; and ability to set goals and priorities.
  4. Use technology to communicate, research information, format documents, and present ideas.
  5. Perform math operations and solve problems using algebra, geometry and statistics toward reaching the level of competency needed for transition to WMATH100, MATH 97 or the equivalent.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.

Course Contents

  1. Personal and professional development.
  2. College and community knowledge
  3. Digital and information literacy.
  4. Math applications.
  5. May include contextualization in science, social science, humanities, or other disciplinary topics.