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BEP 090 - Basic Education Reading

Description: This course, a requirement of the Basic Education Program, is designed to improve the skills of reluctant readers. Students select fiction and nonfiction books and read intensively throughout the semester to experience the work of a variety of authors in several genres. Through classroom reading, conversation and correspondence, as well as through rigorous weekly homework assignments, students learn to read actively and respond thoughtfully to text. They become familiar with literary terms and reading/writing strategies they will need to succeed in subsequent coursework. This class meets three times a week and provides an intensive, active educational experience within a framework of classroom and learning center support. Freshman assigned to this course must pass it before proceeding to RDG 001 or RDG 002. (4 class hours). SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 0
Department: Reading/BEP

BEP 091 - Basic Education English

Description: This course, a requirement of the Basic Education Program, is designed to help students strengthen their basic writing skills in preparation for the demands of college-level writing. Students create essays through the process of prewriting, drafting, revising and editing their work with the help of peer and instructor feedback to develop a sense of purpose and audience. They learn to incorporate ideas gleaned through reading expository text into their essays to strengthen their arguments and develop appropriate techniques for writing in timed and untimed settings. The class meets three times a week and provides and intensive, active educational experience within the framework of classroom and learning center support. Students assigned to this course must pass it before proceeding to ENG 001 or ENG 101. (4 class hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 0
Department: Reading/BEP

BEP 092 - Basic Education Mathematics

Description: This course, a requirement of the Basic Education Program, is designed to strengthen understanding of the fundamental concepts of mathematics. Emphasis is placed on helping students identify and develop problem-solving strategies and study techniques relative to mathematics literacy. Students improve their mathematical skills through a program of content-integrated class instruction, skill tutorials and computer-assisted instruction within a framework of classroom and math lab support. Students assigned to this course must pass it before proceeding to ENG 001or ENG 101. (4 class hours). SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 0
Department: Reading/BEP

BEP 093 - SPS Seminar

Description: (Dual listed with SPS 093). SPS Seminar is a required course of the Basic Education Program. The seminar focuses on values clarification, identification and applications of individual learning styles, critical thinking, problem solving, career exploration and understanding College policies. Students will be expected to demonstrate the understanding of these concepts and skills in the other courses of the college preparatory program and in making plans for the next semester of their education. (1.5 lecture hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 0
Department: Reading/BEP