NHCC | North Hennepin Community College

Course Descriptions

ADEV 0940    Building A College Vocabulary     Credits  1         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course offers students an opportunity to learn the major strategies used by adults in developing an academic and professional vocabulary and to develop an individual learning plan for applying those strategies. Students take a pre-test to determine their learning needs, learn a minimum of 200 new words, and take a post-test at the end of the course to document skill improvement. May be repeated for credit. Does not apply toward a degree.



ADEV 0951    College Reading and Learning Strategies I     Credits  4         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course prepares students for success in future college coursework. This course emphasizes learning strategies to improve comprehension and understanding of how various texts are organized. This course requires students to examine their existing learning strategies and introduces students to learning practices, processes, techniques and/or strategies necessary for college success, such as prereading, underlining and annotating, and/or developing study aids. Credit does not apply to a degree. Placement in this class is determined by student's score on the reading assessment test. Students who place into ADEV 0951 are required to enroll in the full reading sequence (ADEV 0951 and ADEV 0952) during the first two terms at NHCC. Students who place into ADEV 0951 are required to enroll in this course during their first term at NHCC.



ADEV 0952    College Reading and Learning Strategies II     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

The academic focus of this course is the introduction of critical literacy skills. Students enrolled in this course are offered extended practice with various literary and informational texts. Students will be expected to produce written products that demonstrate their comprehension of these texts. Students who successfully complete this course will have acquired learning strategies for comprehending and studying a variety of college-level materials. Credit does not apply to a degree. Placement in this class will be determined by student's reading assessment score and/or successful completion of ADev 0951. Prerequisite: For Nursing program students, ADEV 0951 with a grade of B better OR equivalent reading assessment test score. For non-nursing program students, ADEV 0951 with a grade of C or better OR equivalent reading assessment test score.



ADEV 0961    College Learning 1     Credits  2         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course is the first in a series and offers students an opportunity to learn the major strategies used by adults in developing an academic and professional vocabulary and to develop an individual learning plan for applying those strategies. Students take a pre-test to determine their learning needs, learn a minimum of 200 new words, and take a post-test at the end of the course to document skill improvement. May be repeated for credit. Does not apply toward a degree.



ADEV 0962    College Learning 2     Credits  2         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course is the second in a sequence of courses designed to assist students in creating a strong foundation for future college course work. The course emphasizes learning strategies to improve comprehension by addressing such skills as reading motivation, establishing a purpose for reading, active reading processes, vocabulary development, and ways students can regulate their own learning.



ADEV 0963    College Learning 3     Credits  2         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course is the third in a sequence of courses designed to assist students in creating a strong foundation for future college course work. The course emphasizes learning strategies to improve comprehension by addressing such skills as reading motivation, establishing a purpose for reading, active reading processes, vocabulary development, and ways students can regulate their own learning.



ADEV 0964    College Learning 4     Credits  2         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course is the fourth and final a sequence of courses designed to assist students in creating a strong foundation for future college course work. The course emphasizes learning strategies to improve comprehension by addressing such skills as reading motivation, establishing a purpose for reading, active reading processes, vocabulary development, and ways students can regulate their own learning.



ADEV 1950    Reading Texts Critically     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course will focus on developing critical literacy and critical thinking strategies necessary for dealing efficiently and effectively with different kinds of college reading assignments. A major focus of the class will be on developing strategies such as pre-reading, marking and annotating, identifying patterns of organization and vocabulary enhancement. Critical literacy and critical thinking will be applied to a variety of assignments. Prerequisite: ADev 0952 with a grade of C or better or equivalent reading assessment test score. For Nursing program students, ADEV 0952 with a grade of B better OR equivalent reading assessment test score.



ADEV 1990    Academic Development Special Topics     Credits  1-4         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course will provide flexibility in offering an in-depth review of topics of immediate importance and topical interest. These topics will go beyond the introductory courses in examining specific aspects of the subject matter.