SRJC Course Outlines

7/12/2024 2:53:21 PMCSKL 731 Course Outline as of Summer 2025

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CSKL 731Title:  AC SKLS/GED PREP-LA/SS I  
Full Title:  Basic Academic Skills & GED Prep - Lang Arts/Soc Studies I
Last Reviewed:10/24/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum0Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum0Lab Scheduled4.006 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 70.00 

Title 5 Category:  Non-Credit
Grading:  Non-Credit Course
Repeatability:  27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CSKLS 731

Catalog Description:
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This course is the first level of instruction in Language Arts and Social Studies. Students will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for the Reasoning Through Language Arts and Social Studies subtests of the General Education Development (GED) or other High School Equivalency (HSE) tests. Students will apply active reading and writing strategies as applied to the topics of language arts and social studies. Course also provides academic skills development for the Basic Academic Skills Certificate of Completion.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is the first level of instruction in Language Arts and Social Studies. Students will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for the Reasoning Through Language Arts and Social Studies subtests of the General Education Development (GED) or other High School Equivalency (HSE) tests. Students will apply active reading and writing strategies as applied to the topics of language arts and social studies. Course also provides academic skills development for the Basic Academic Skills Certificate of Completion.
(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:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Demonstrate comprehension of basic academic, workplace, and recreational reading through discussion and/or brief written response.
2. Apply academic vocabulary to the topics of language arts and social studies.
3. Demonstrate academic skills including the use of basic technology for success in academic environment.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
I. Language Arts
    A. Interpret basic textbook material in social sciences and literature.
    B. Apply reading skills to news articles, basic workplace content, and pleasure reading.
    C. Respond to selected basic level readings in complete sentences.
    D. Analyze relationships between people, ideas, and events, and their roles in the text.
    E. Apply basic spelling and capitalization rules to class assignments and work-related writing.
II. Social Studies
    A. Determine and use main ideas and details in social studies readings.
    B. Analyze historical events and arguments in social studies.
    C. Apply concepts of United States History and Civics and Government through discussion and/or brief written responses.
III. Academic Skills
    A. Demonstrate self-directed learning skills such as time management and personal responsibility.
    B. Access and use college and GED or other HSE learning programs and services.

Topics and Scope
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I. Language Arts
    A. Reading Skills
         1. Strategies for approaching basic types of reading such as workplace-related (instructions, employment ads, memos), short fiction, news articles
         2. Finding the main idea and supporting details
         3. Organizational patterns in written materials
         4. Interpreting titles, captions, and visual elements
    B. Writing Skills
         1. Developing an idea, opinion, or interpretation concerning short articles and pieces of fiction
         2. Strategies for interpreting meanings of unfamiliar words (context, dictionary)
         3. Strategies for approaching basic types of writing
         4. Paragraph organization
         5. Spelling and capitalization rules
         6. Sentence structure
II. Social Studies
    A. Reading for meaning in social studies
    B. Using numbers and graphs in social studies
    C. United States History
         1. Key historical documents that have shaped American constitutional government
         2. Revolutionary and Early Republic Periods
         3. Civil War and Reconstruction
         4. Civil Rights Movement
         5. European population of the Americas
         6. World War I and II
         7. The Cold War
         8. American foreign policy since 9/11
    D. Civics and Government
         1. Types of modern and historical governments
         2. Development of American constitutional democracy
         3. Structure and design of United States government
         4. Individual rights and civic responsibilities
         5. Political parties, campaigns, and elections in American politics
         6. Contemporary public policy
III. Academic Skills
    A. Language of group work
    B. Organizational skills
    C. Study skills
    D. Test-taking skills
    E. Academic, professional, and personal goals
    F. Basic computer use
    G. College and GED or other HSE learning programs and services

Assignments:
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1. Readings from GED or other HSE textbooks, magazines, newspapers, and online sources
2. Writing exercises, including comprehension, analytical, and inferential questions related to reading
3. Assessments, quizzes, and practice tests related to the GED or other HSE and other academic skills tests
4. Computer assignments, including basic internet search and navigation of educational websites

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
20 - 30%
Writing exercises
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
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
40 - 50%
Assessments, quizzes, practice tests
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Computer assignments


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Kaplan GED Test 2022: Strategies, Practice, and Review. Caren, Van Slyke. Kaplan, Inc. 2022
Instructor-prepared materials.

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