Educational Principles Courses

Courses in educational principles (designated EDCP) do not apply toward teacher-certification requirements.

EDCP courses are intended to help students learn how to make the most of their college careers. They are recommended for students who have been away from school or who need to improve their academic skills.

EDCP 103 does not fulfill the general education requirement in communications; it may be used as elective credit only.

Other courses designed to help students succeed in school or on the job are included under career planning (courses designated CAPL) and library skills and information literacy (courses designated LIBS).

Fundamentals of Writing and Grammar (3 Credits, EDCP 103)

(Does not fulfill the general education requirement in communications. Recommended as preparation for WRTG 101, WRTG 101S, or upper-level writing courses.) A review of basic writing skills. The objective is to apply specific steps within the writing process; write effective sentences, paragraphs, and short essays; and edit writing for grammar and punctuation. Topics include the writing process; strategies for developing academic paragraphs and essays; and key aspects of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Practice in refining writing skills is provided. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: EDCP 103, EDCP 103X, ENGL 100, or WRTG 100.

Fundamentals of Writing and Grammar (3 Credits, EDCP 103X)

(Does not fulfill the general education requirement in communications. Enrollment restricted to students for whom English is not a first language. Recommended as preparation for WRTG 101, WRTG 101S, WRTG 101X, or upper-level writing courses.) A review of basic writing skills. Topics include parts of speech; proper use of subordinate clauses, independent clauses, and phrases; the writing process; strategies for developing academic paragraphs and essays; and strategies for developing writing and editing skills in grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Frequent opportunities to practice and refine skills are provided. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: EDCP 103, EDCP 103X, or ENGL 100.

Grammar Review (1 Credits, EDCP 105)

(Elective credit only.) A review of essential English grammar. Topics include the parts, construction, and punctuation of English sentences. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: EDCP 100A, EDCP 105, ENGL 100E, or EDCP 108 Grammar Review.

College Study for Adults (1 Credits, EDCP 108)

(Elective credit only.) The development of more efficient study habits. Emphasis is on the acquisition of skills (such as reading, writing, study skills, listening, and note taking) needed to learn effectively.