Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   I-BEST Academic Skills

 Title Abbreviation:   I-BEST ACADEMIC SKILLS

 Department:    CCB

 Course #:    56

 Credits:    10

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    10

 CIP:    330109

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Develop fundamental reading, writing, and/or math skills needed for success in discipline-based I-BEST course through contextualized instruction.


Prerequisite: Co-enrollment in appropriate content course

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 110

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. Demonstrate appropriate reading, writing, and/or math skills required for success in the discipline-based I-BEST class.
  2. Display reading, writing, and/or math competencies appropriate for transition into college-level Professional/Technical courses.
  3. Use technology to research information, format documents, and present ideas.

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 . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
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.

Course Contents

  1. Contextualized reading, writing, and/or math.
  2. Metacognition and application of reading strategies to discipline-based content.
  3. Course success skills including time management, note taking, text reading.