SRJC Course Outlines

3/7/2021 6:35:51 PMADLTED 531 Course Outline as of Summer 2018

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ADLTED 531Title:  AC SKIL/ GED PREP/SCI 1  
Full Title:  Basic Academic Skills and GED Preparation--Science 1
Last Reviewed:11/13/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum0Lecture Scheduled06 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum0Lab Scheduled3.003 min.Lab Scheduled18.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total18.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 18.00 

Title 5 Category:  Non-Credit
Grading:  Non-Credit Course
Repeatability:  27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Instruction and individualized learning plans are provided for preparation for the GED and other High School Equivalency (HSE) tests. Course also provides academic skills development in preparation for: credit science courses; Career Technical Education (CTE) classes; and Basic Academic Skills Certificate of Completion. First level of science course covers the Life Sciences, as determined through initial assessment.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Instruction and individualized learning plans are provided for preparation for the GED and other High School Equivalency (HSE) tests. Course also provides academic skills development in preparation for: credit science courses; Career Technical Education (CTE) classes; and Basic Academic Skills Certificate of Completion. First level of science course covers the Life Sciences, as determined through initial assessment.
(Non-Credit Course)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate comprehension of basic academic, workplace, and recreational reading of
    science through discussion and/or brief written responses
2.  Demonstrate expanded scientific vocabulary through discussion and/or brief written responses
3.  Describe common concepts in the Life Sciences
 

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Describe and explain key concepts in the Life Sciences;
2. Analyze graphs and charts related to the Life Sciences;
3. Study for the GED or other HSE tests.

Topics and Scope
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I. Structures and Processes    
     A. DNA
    B. Interacting Body Systems
    C. Homeostasis and Feedback
    D. Mitosis and Cell Differentiation
    E. Amino Acids
    F. Photosynthesis
    G. Cellular Respiration
II. Ecosystems
    A. Carrying capacity of an ecosystem
    B. Biodiversity and populations
    C. Socialization within populations
    D. Flow of energy in an ecosystem
    E. Models of energy flow
    F. Cycling of material in the biosphere
    G. Heredity
    H. Mendelian Genetics
    I. Punnett Squares
III. Biological Evolution
    A. Common ancestry and biological evolution
    B. Natural selection
IV. GED Practice Test
    A. Multiple Choice
    B. Extended Response Questions

Assignments:
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1. Reading from assigned shorter texts, magazines, newspapers, and job-related materials
    focusing on scientific texts
2. Instructor-designed exercises and practice quizzes (4 - 6)
3. Scientific calculation problems (4 - 6)
4. Practice exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Scientific calculation problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
70 - 80%
Practice exam; quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
McGraw-Hill Education Science Workbook for the GED Test. McGraw-Hill Education. 2015
Kaplan GED Test Science 2015: Strategies, Practice, and Review. Van Slyke, Caren. Kaplan Publishing. 2015
Ciensias. Steck-Vaughn GED: Test Preparation 2014 for GED Science. Spanish Student Edition. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2014

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