Mission College Partnership
College Classes Offered for Spring 2018
Discovery Charter Preparatory is offering the following college class on campus this Spring 2018:
Political Science 001
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES – (UC/CSU) 3 UNITS
Principles, institutions, functions, and policy processes of the American Political System: including ideology and government; the constitution; federalism; Congress; the Presidency, the Judiciary; Civil Rights and Liberties; the media, elections and voting, political parties, interest groups. Also includes California government structure and constitution.
Discovery Charter Preparatory Students are also taking a variety of other college course at Los Angeles Mission College this Spring 2018 Semester, including:
Communication Studies 101
PUBLIC SPEAKING – (UC/CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None. Advisory: ENGLISH 28
Introduction to techniques of public speaking including writing and delivery of speeches to inform and persuade. Students refine critical thinking, research, organizational, and time management skills. They learn to adapt a message to any audience and occasion.
INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING – (UC/CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: PSYCH 1 Advisories: ENGLISH 28 or ESL 8
Examines the various counseling styles and techniques and the theoretical foundations. Students will develop skills in the understanding of developmental, nondirective, psychodynamic, transactional and other approaches to individual and group counseling. The characteristics of a workable counseling and guidance program and the techniques used to collect, record, interpret, and use guidance data will be examined. The nature, purpose, objectives, and approaches to counseling in health, welfare, social service and rehabilitation agencies will be discussed.
INTERMEDIATE READING AND COMPOSITION – 3 UNITS
Prerequisites: ENGLISH 21 with a grade of “C” or better or appropriate skill level demonstrated through the ENL assessment process, or by permit.
A course in reading and writing designed to strengthen the student’s ability to use basic communication skills, including grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Instruction will include the assignments of expository and argumentative essays, online grammar and writing exercises, and a research paper.
COLLEGE READING AND COMPOSITION I – (UC/CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisites: ENGLISH 28 or ESL 8 or appropriate skill level demonstrated through the ENGL assessment process.
Develops proficiency in college-level reading and writing through the application of the principles of rhetoric, argument, and critical thinking. Students will write expository essays based on college-level readings. Emphasis is placed on the research paper. This course requires the writing of a minimum of 6000 words in essays and a research paper.
ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA – 5 UNITS
Prerequisites: MATH 110 or MATH 112
Explores the concepts of algebra including: linear equations, exponents, polynomial operations, rational expressions, factoring, linear graphs, systems of linear equations in two variables, radicals and quadratic equations. Covers strategies for interpreting and solving application problems that can be modeled using the above topics. Note: All Mathematics 115 students are required to pass a comprehensive departmental final.
ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA II – 4 UNITS
Prerequisite: MATH 123A
Second of three modules for Math 123, covering topics from Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, including solving rational equations; systems of equations; quadratic equations; applications; radicals; rational exponents. Course has a computer lab component..