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Instructor: Lean'tin Bracks
Description: This course will consist of instruction regarding the process, tools and techniques of primarily scholarly writing. There will also be the opportunity to practices these skills as well as the fundamental practices of oral communication. Finally, this course through reading assignments and discussions will introduce and enhance critical thinking as a crucial component of successful written and oral communication.
Instructor: Sajid Hussain
Description: The course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of computing. The course will cover computer usage tools such as word processors, presentations, and spreadsheets using MS Office and Google Docs; the course will also cover image processing. Further, students will design and create personal websites (Google Sites), online survey forms (Google Docs), and apps for mobile phones (AppInventor, Google Labs). The course will introduce operating system, computer organization, security, computer networks, and the Internet protocols.
Instructor: Latarchal Morton
Description: This course is designed to help students become effective learners by developing practical learning strategies to foster the academic growth for students to ensure success in a college preparatory environment.
Instructor: Cathy Martin
Description:The course is a review of concepts from algebra which are fundamental in further study of mathematics. The content will include concepts such as number systems and properties of real numbers; scientific notation and properties of exponents and radicals; polynomials and special products; factoring; rational expressions; graphical representation of data; modeling with linear equations; linear inequalities in one variable; quadratic equations. To address the diverse needs and abilities of students, a variety of problem-solving techniques will be utilized, specifically verbal, graphical, numerical, and algebraic. When students encounter mathematics in real-world publications, they often encounter data represented in a graph, chart, or table and are asked to make a reasonable conclusion based on the data presented. This emphasis is a continuing trend with today’s expanding technology. Problem sets will be built from a wealth of real-life and real-data applications. Unique problems have been developed and incorporated into the exercise sets that help train students in data interpretation, mental mathematics (visual thinking) , estimation, geometry and graphing, number sense, critical thinking, and decision making.
Instructor: Candice Sampson
Description:The primary goal of this course is to improve the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills of pre – college students. In addition to providing students with essential reading strategies, this course will address and provide indispensable knowledge to successfully navigate and overcome issues commonly encountered by first – year college students. Readings, discussions, and assignments will require students to interact with relevant reading materials and primary sources. As result of this course, students will be able to successfully contribute to and draw from the college culture.
Residential Living (Introduction to Campus Life)
Instructor: Danisha Williams
Description:The goal of this course is to assist students in their transition to Fisk University by addressing such topics as academic rules and regulations, campus etiquette, university dress code, faculty expectations and other topics that are pertinent to student success during their first year in college.