Catalog  –  2013 - 2014

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

P055A –Transition to College and Career Planning 1.5 units

Prerequisite: None.

Total lecture 27 hours. This course prepares high school students with the transition from high school to the college environment. This class will cover learning strategies, college resources and how to navigate the college website for registration and other educational online tools. Students will be informed about the college culture and receive specific instruction on the college curriculum, majors, programs, services, graduation/transfer requirements, registration and policies. Satisfies Porterville. (A) PC-Area A

 

P055B – Introduction to College Writing 1 unit

Prerequisite: None.

Total lecture 18 hours. Students will be introduced to college writing. The course will cover aspects of basic grammar and writing strategies. (A)

 

P055C – Introduction to College Reading 1 unit

Prerequisite: None.

Total lecture 18 hours. This course will focus on college reading skills and introduce strategies to improve students’ ability to read critically. (A)

 

P055D – Introduction to College Math 1 unit

Prerequisite: None.

Total lecture 18 hours. This course will cover basic math concepts and strategies in preparing for elementary and intermediate algebra. This includes defining the integers, rational numbers, set of real numbers, and set of complex numbers. Arithmetic operations on these sets of numbers will be covered including whole powers and square roots. Special emphasis will be placed on fractions and negative numbers. Solving of basic one and two step linear equations will be covered. An introduction to set theory and set operations will also be included. (A)

 

P100A – Preparation for Professional Health Careers 1 unit

Prerequisite: None. Concurrent enrollment in Interdisciplinary Studies P100B, P100C and P100D.

Recommendation: Eligible for Level 2 English Placement.

Total lecture 18 hours. This course will introduce students to the various professions available in health careers and for the biological and physical science major. Course will cover graduation/transfer requirements and learning strategies. (A) PC-Area A

 

P100B – Preparation for Introductory Biology 1 unit

Prerequisite: None.

Total lecture 18 hours. This course will introduce students to the curriculum required to complete the biological and physical science major. Students will receive basic instruction in biology and skills necessary for successful completion of Biology P105 and P106. (A)

 

P100C – Preparation for General Chemistry 1 unit

Prerequisite: None.

Total lecture 18 hours. This course will introduce students to the beginning concepts of general inorganic chemistry. This course does not satisfy the prerequisite to Chemistry P101A. (A)

 

P100D – Preparation for Introductory Trigonometry 1 unit

Prerequisite: Math P051 or equivalent.

Total lecture 18 hours. This course will introduce students to trigonometry which is required to continue on to pre-calculus and calculus. Students will receive basic instruction in trigonometry and skills necessary for successful completion of MATH P101 Trigonometry. (A)