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Dual Enrollment English Courses

ENG101 First-Year Composition (S – ½ cr)

Emphasis is placed on rhetoric and composition with a focus on expository writing and understanding writing as a process. This course focuses on establishing effective college-level writing strategies through four or more writing projects comprising at least 3,000 words in total.

Rio Salado College: 3 credits

Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097.

May be substituted for either World or British Literature

ENG102 Second-Year Composition (S – ½ cr)

Emphasis is placed on rhetoric and composition with a focus on persuasive, research-based writing and understanding writing as a process. Scholars will develop advanced college-level writing strategies through three or more writing projects comprising at least 4,000 words in total.

Rio Salado College: 3 credits

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101

May be substituted for either World or British Literature

ENG 111 Tech & Professional Writing (S – ½ cr)

This course covers analyzing, planning, organizing, researching, and writing correspondence, reports, and presentations for specific work-related audiences, and includes integrating data and graphics into work-related documents and presentations.

Rio Salado College: 3 credits

Prerequisites: ENG101 with a grade of C, or better.

May be substituted for either World or British Literature

ENH 110 Introduction to Literature (S – ½ cr)

This course is an introduction to international literature through various forms of literary expression; e.g., poetry, drama, essay, biography, autobiography, short story, and novel. It provides a global overview of literature with special emphasis on diverse cultural contributions of women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.

Rio Salado College: 3 credits

Prerequisite: Appropriate English Placement Test

May be substituted for either World or British Literature

Dual Enrollment Foreign Language Courses

SPA 101 – Elementary Spanish I (S – ½ cr)

This course focuses on basic grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary of the Spanish language and includes the study of the Spanish-speaking cultures. Scholars practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Rio Salado College: 4 credits

Prerequisites: Appropriate Placement Exam

SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II (S – ½ cr)

This course is continued study of grammar and vocabulary of the Spanish language and study of the Spanish-speaking cultures. Emphasis is placed on speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Rio Salado College: 4 credits

Prerequisites: SPA 101

SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I (Y -1 cr)

Course is a one year course focusing on the continued study of essential Spanish grammar and Spanish-speaking cultures. Scholars continue practice and development of reading, writing, and speaking skills in Spanish. Class emphasis is on fluency and accuracy in spoken Spanish.

Rio Salado College: 4 credits

Prerequisites: SPA 102 or SPA 111

SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II (Y – 1 cr)

Course consists of review of grammar, continued development of Spanish language skills with continued study of the Spanish-speaking cultures.

Rio Salado College: 4 credits

Prerequisites: SPA 201

Dual Enrollment History Courses

HIS103 US History to 1865 (S – ½ cr)

Covers the political, economic, and social development of United States from the Pre-Columbian period through the end of the Civil War (1865).

Rio Salado College: 3 credits

Prerequisites: 11th Grade and 12th Grade only

HIS104 US History to Present (S – ½ cr)

Course studies the political, economic, and social development of United States from 1865 to the present time.

Rio Salado College: 3 credits

Prerequisites: 11th Grade and 12th Grade only

Dual Enrollment Mathematics Courses

MAT151 College Algebra / Functions (Y 1-cr)

Analysis and interpretation of the behavior and nature of functions including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, power, absolute value, and piecewise-defined functions; systems of equations, modeling and solving real world problems. Additional topics may include matrices,

combinatorics, sequences and series, and conics.

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in MAT120, or MAT121, or MAT122, or equivalent, or satisfactory score on District placement exam.

Course Notes: Scholars may receive credit for only one of the following: MAT150, MAT151, MAT152, or MAT187.

MAT182 Plane Trigonometry (Y – 1 cr)

A study of measures of angles, properties of graphs of trigonometric functions, fundamental identities, addition and half-angle formulas, inverse trigonometric functions, solutions of trigonometric equations, complex numbers and properties of triangle solution.

Rio Salado College: 3 credits

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” of better in MAT150, or MAT151, or MAT152, or equivalent, or concurrent registration in MAT150, or MAT151, MAT152, or satisfactory score on District placement exam.

Requirements: Graphing Calculator

May receive credit for only one of the following: MAT182 or MAT187.

MAT187 Pre-calculus (Y – 1 cr)

This pre-calculus course combines topics from college algebra and trigonometry in preparation for analytic geometry and calculus.

Rio Salado College: 3 credits

Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in MAT120, or MAT121, or MAT122, or equivalent, or satisfactory score on district placement exam.

Requirements: Graphing Calculator.

Course Note: Strongly recommended that scholars have some knowledge of trigonometry. Scholars may receive credit for only one of the following: MAT150, MAT151, MAT152, or MAT187.

MAT 220 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I (Y– 1 cr)

Course topics include: limits, continuity, differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable.

Rio Salado College: 3 credits

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in [MAT182 and (MAT150, MAT151 or MAT152)], or MAT187, or appropriate Math placement test score. Course Notes: Scholars may receive credit for only one of the following: MAT220 or MAT221.

Requirements: Graphing Calculator

Dual Enrollment Science Courses

Bio 100 Biology Concepts (Y – 1 cr)

This is a full year introductory course covering basic principles and concepts of biology. Methods of scientific inquiry and behavior of matter and energy in biological systems are explored. Field trips may be required at scholars’ expense.

Grand Canyon University: 4 credits

Prerequisites: None

Bio 100 Laboratory for Biology Concepts

Lab is taken in conjunction with BIO 100

Prerequisites: None

Grand Canyon University: 0 credits

PHY 111/PHY 112– General Physics ( Y-1 cr)

This is a rigorous course, and the content is similar to a general Physics class at the college level. The year starts with a fast-paced section on kinematics, vectors, Newton’s laws of motion, momentum, work, energy, rotational motion, gravity, electricity, harmonic motion, waves, sound and light. If time permits, a brief introduction to special and general relativity may be added at the end of the course. A graphing calculator will be needed for graphical analysis and to aid in calculations. Course includes study of motion, energy, and properties of matter.

Rio Salado College: 4 credits

Prerequisites: MAT182, or MAT 187, or one year high school Trigonometry or Algebra II, or Dept. Permission

Dual Enrollment Computer Science Courses

CIS 105 Survey of Computer information Systems (S – ½ cr)

This course is an overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology, and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues related to computers. Use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software, uses of application software and the Internet for efficient and effective problem solving as well as exploration of relevant emerging technologies.

Rio Salado College: 3 credits

Prerequisites: None

BPC 135 Word Level I (S – ½ cr)

Using Word processing software to create and name files, edit text, format, and print a variety of documents.

Rio Salado College: 2 credits

Prerequisites: The ability to use a keyboard at a minimum of 24 wpm or permission of instructor

BPC 235DK WORD Level II (S – ½ cr)

Using Microsoft Word processing software features such as math, columns, macros, styles, graphics, sort, outlines, and table of contents.

Rio Salado College: 2 credits

Prerequisites: BPC135DK or permission of Instructor.

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