Academic Enhancement Courses

CAEN 101: Applications of Learning Theory (2 credit hours)

Applications of Learning Theory is a course designed to assist students with the transition to college, both academically and socially. 

Course topics include:

  • self-reflection and understanding

  • development of good habits and decision-making

  • time management

  • goal setting

  • study skills

This course is highly recommended for entering Freshmen and open for enrollment to all students in the fall semester. All students participating in the SAIL Program are required to take it during the summer as a condition of their enrollment. 

Developmental Education Courses in Math, Reading, and Writing 

According to the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) students who do not meet the minimum required standards on one or more sections of the TSI Assessment are required to enroll in the corresponding developmental course in Math and/or Reading/Writing. These courses, taught through the Office of Academic Enhancement, offer small group instruction and individualized lessons. They are all Non-Credit Bearing Courses, so no college credit is given upon completion, nor tuition charged.

Students may choose an early exit from the Developmental Education program and its required courses by passing the TSI test with at least the minimum passing score. Students may retest at any time as allowed by the retest policy for the specific test.

CAEX 001: BASIC MATH SKILLS- Jesse Warren, Lecturer
Developmental instruction in mathematics; includes the integers and rational numbers and applications, exponents, polynomials, solution of equations, graphing, elementary geometry, and reasoning skills. May not be used for credit toward a degree. Prior to the completion of this course, TAMUG students are required to pass the Elementary Algebra section of the TSI to determine college readiness and change their official TSI status.

CAEX 004: READING/WRITING CONNECTION- Phillip Presswood, Lecturer
Designed for students whose Texas Success Initiative requirements for reading and/or writing have not been met; develops additional reading and writing skills by emphasizing the interrelatedness between the two disciplines. May not be used for credit toward a degree. Prior to the completion of this course, TAMUG students are required to pass the Reading Comprehension, Writeplacer, and Sentence Skills sections of the TSI to determine college readiness and change their official TSI status. The instructor may choose to give a comprehensive Final Examination for the course to determine TSI Status instead.

 

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