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Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ABED 50 Basic Skills for College Preparation

10 credits
This adult basic education course is for students interested in enrolling in a college certificate or degree program. It contextualizes basic skills (reading, writing, speaking, critical thinking, and study skills) with academic content covering areas such as psychology, sociology, communication, and history. 

Prerequisites: A minimum of 221 on the CASAS ABE Reading Assessment and a writing sample

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Utilize a variety of writing strategies appropriate for academic, personal, and professional communication
  • Demonstrate effective reading strategies for understanding main idea, inference, and discipline-specific vocabulary
  • Develop critical thinking skills through the analysis of social science or humanities content
  • Utilize listening and speaking skills to participate in discussions and deliver presentations
  • Utilize online learning platforms
  • Apply online research skills to discipline-specific projects 
  • Determine their career pathway and make college transition plans

Total Hours: 100 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 100