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Developmental Language Arts

The Developmental Language Arts department (formerly known as "Academic Foundations") teaches Integrated Reading & Writing. We are dedicated to providing access to all students wishing to achieve a college degree. We offer courses for students to cultivate the academic skills necessary to accomplish this goal. Both personal and academic counseling are also available to help ensure student success.

What can Developmental Language Arts help you with?

Developmental Language Arts (DLA) is a curriculum designed to enrich students' reading experiences and to enhance their ability to communicate effectively through writing. We recognize that students are the most important people on campus. Without them, there would be no need for the institution. As well, we strive to make DLA learning-centered instead of solely subject-centered. We work to adapt our teaching techniques to the learning styles of each student.

These classes might be for you if you'd like to learn how to:
  • Read critically.
  • Read strategically.
  • Write about texts for numerous purposes.
  • Write for different purposes, audiences, and contexts.



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ACA 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format. TEST
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

DEV 0015 Integrated Developmental Reading & Writing I

Overview of basic elements of modern English usage. Includes utilization of correct grammar, college-level paragraph writing, context, structure analysis, vocabulary, and text marking reading skills.
4 Credit Hours

DEV 0035 Integrated Developmental Reading & Writing II

Integrated reading/writing course focusing on essay writing and critical reading/thinking skills. Includes stated and implied main ideas, college-level vocabulary development, and the stages of the essay writing process.
4 Credit Hours

DEV 0054 Accelerated English

This is an accelerated developmental writing course, paired with English Composition I, emphasizing the writing process, including invention, drafting, revision, and editing. Students collaborate to write more effective essays, showing evidence of analysis, critical thinking, and cohesion of thought. Students also work closely with online resources, as they work towards fluency in style and mechanics.
2 Credit Hours

ESL 0180 ESL Intensive English Lab II

This course is a multi-level skills lab for basic, intermediate, and advanced ESL students. Students will practice the listening and speaking skills presented from the following courses: ESL 0125, ESL 0140, and ESL 0145. Three lab hours per week.
1 Credit Hour

ESL 0185 ESL Intensive Lab I

This course is a multi-level skills lab for basic, intermediate, and advanced ESL students. Students will practice reading and writing skills presented from the following courses ESL 0120, ESL 0130, and ESL 0135. Six lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours


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