Learning Center Courses

CSK 070 Introduction to Computer Systems
A: Tue 9:00-10:20 Henderson Computer Resources Center Classroom
B: Wed 9:00-10:20 Henderson Computer Resources Center Classroom
Syllabus (Fall 1996)
(Two credits) This course will provide the student with a thorough introduction to microcomputers which includes their structure and applications. We will explore the physical components of the machine itself, from the processing chip to the disk drives. The class will examine a range of applications and study the underlying theory of the applications. The applications will include: word processing, database systems, spreadsheets, operating systems, the networked microcomputer environment, and an introduction to computer programming (Turbo Pascal). The class will be lecture oriented with demonstrations, and will include regular computer lab assignments designed to reinforce the lecture material. There will be a textbook for the course. Two sections of this course will be offered. Each section will meet once a week for the entire semester. See Bonnie Gilman in the Henderson Computer Resources Center to register.

CSK 103 Essential Mathematics

Professor: Grieb
Time:A: M W 9:00-10:20 Olin 308
B: Tu Th 4:20-5:40 Olin 308
(Two credits) This course is designed for students in need of improving their quantitative skills before entering a Q-course. The goal of this course is to improve students' confidence, as well as their abilities, with mathematics. Understanding of mathematical concepts will be emphasized. Study will include review of operations, proportions, percents, geometry, and algebra. If time permits, we will also discuss probability, statistics, and/or trigonometry. Lessons will involve real-life examples, group work, and some readings. Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to enrol in a Q-course.

CSK 104 College Algebra Workshop

Time:Mon 5:10-6:40 Olin 308

(One credit) Working together, we will discuss problems involving the following topics: Solving Equations (linear equations, quadratic equations, inequalities, and systems of equations), Graphs of Basic Functions, Logarithms, and Triogonometry. If time permits, we will discuss other topics of interest to the class. This workshop was created for students who desire some review prior to enrolling in such courses as Pre Calculus, or Light and Color, but any and all other interested parties will be welcomed too.

CSK 095 Basic Writing: Foundations

Professor:A: Seder
Time: A: Wed/Fri 9:00-10:00 PRE 101

Time: Mon/Wed 9:00-10:00 Olin 307

(Two credits) This course is designed as a writing workshop with an emphasis on clarity, precision, and critical thinking. The class will cover grammar, diction, sentence structure, paragraph structure, and essay organization and structure. Students will focus on the development of ideas and the revision process in their own writing and will also analyze the writing of others. Permission of the instructor is required.

ESL 100 English as a Second Language

Time:Mon/Wed 9:00-10:00 Olin 304
(Two credits) This course is designed for students who need to master the basics of writing, reading and speaking in the English language. Students will work on conversational skills, on reading academic as well as general prose and on learning the basics of composition, including grammar, paragraph structure and intellectual organization. Permission of the instructor is required.