ERIC Number: ED373843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Get the Skills Your Need...
Vincennes Univ., IN.
Compiled to assist advisors at Vincennes University (VU), a two-year college in Indiana, as well as high school counselors and prospective students, this book provides information on placement at VU and entry-level skills needed for success in specific programs, majors, or courses. A brief introduction describes the objectives of the skills guide project and reviews the methods in which the skills were identified and "protected" courses (i.e., courses with pre- and co-requisites for enrollment) were established. The information provided on placement includes a list of basic learning, communication, vocabulary, comprehension, English, and mathematics skills competencies; a placement chart for reading, English, and mathematics based on various placement test scores; and a guide to pre- and co-requisites for protected courses. The bulk of the book consists of descriptions of 73 courses in the departmental areas of social sciences, business, health occupations, public service, humanities, physical education, science and math, and technology. For each course the following information is provided: (1) the course title and catalog number; (2) a brief course summary; (3) minimum requirements, including status as protected or non-protected course and any pre- or co-requisites; (4) recommended high school-level background courses; and (5) detailed entry level skills and abilities in the areas of mathematics, English, reading, thinking, study, and communication skills. (KP)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Community Colleges, Course Descriptions, Language Skills, Mathematics, Minimum Competencies, Minimum Competency Testing, Prerequisites, Program Guides, Required Courses, Student Placement, Study Skills, Thinking Skills, Two Year Colleges, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Vincennes Univ., IN.