Individualized Curriculum to Support Academic Success – CLST 103

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is an individualized program in reading and study strategies based on students’ goals and assessed needs. The varied curriculum focuses on academic, personal, and/or spiritual domains. It is delivered in a lab format with faculty/student interaction. Open to all students but required of students with a PLMA score below 40.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

Some students who enter college lacking adequate preparation need individualized assistance in one or more specific study areas. Other students may desire to further improve math skills through a personalized program before attempting the math placement test. This course is designed as a review of basic arithmetic and pre-algebra in order to prepare the non-mathematics major who does not have a strong background in math or who has never taken an algebra course.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Assess strengths/weaknesses in his or her math skills by completing a personalized placement test.
  2. Reach the level of math skills to complete this program.
  3. Enhance mathematical skills and be better qualified in applying definitions, postulates, and theorems related to whole numbers, integers, the language of algebra, fractions, decimals, simplifying expressions, and solving simple word problems and simple equations.
  4. Apply the appropriate mathematical skills for the concepts listed above.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forum

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will engage in a Discussion Board Forum to communicate relevant information pertaining to math concepts to the instructor and the other students. The student will submit a thread of at least 100 words answering the forum question. In addition to the thread, the student will reply to the threads of at least 2 other students. Each reply must be at least 50 words.

ALEKS

The student will initially complete a placement test within the ALEKS program. The score on the placement test will immediately determine the level at which the student will need to begin.

Progress Goal (8)

tudent will work in ALEKS and complete a minimum of 20 topics during 17. tudent will complete 10 topics during odule 8.

Weekly Progress Reports (8)

The student will also complete Weekly Progress Reports, which will be submitted via Blackboard.

Liberty University Math Assessment