Academic Skills Program (ASP)

Courses

ASP 021. Workshop for Precalculus Mathematics - LARES. 3 hours.

Workshop for LARES students enrolled in MATH 121. Logarithms, radicals, graphing of rational functions, complex numbers, trigonometry, DeMoivre's formula, theory of equations, sequences, systems of linear equations. MyMathLab assignment reviews. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. No graduation credit. Corequisites: Requires concurrent registration in MATH 121.

ASP 060. Resources and Strategies for College Success. 3 hours.

Learn study strategies such as time management, studying for and taking tests, critical reading, and critical thinking. Connect to key campus resources that are designed to help students succeed. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit.

ASP 061. Introduction to Positive Psychology. 1 hour.

Student coaches and mentors will study theory in positive psychology, as it relates to the coaching practice. Topics such as motivation, behavioral change, decision making, and communication will be covered. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Field work required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Course will take place on Part-of-Term B (second part) of the Fall semester. No graduation credit. Prerequisite(s): Students must be pre-approved to register for the course. Students must be working as a coach or mentor in an approved UIC program.

ASP 062. Semester Refresh: Strategies to Finish Strong. 2 hours.

Specially designed course that introduces and provides practice in special topics related to reading, writing, learning, and quantitative reasoning strategies. Promotes positive study techniques that can be applied throughout the semester. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit.

ASP 076. Math Workshop for Intermediate Algebra - LARES. 3 hours.

Workshop for LARES students enrolled in MATH 110. Linear equations, rational expressions, quadratic equations, graphing, exponentials and logarithms, systems of linear equations. MyMathLab assignment reviews. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. No graduation credit. Corequisites: Requires concurrent registration in MATH 110.

ASP 080. Workshop for Calculus -LARES. 3 hours.

Workshop for LARES students enrolled in MATH 180. Differentiation, curve sketching, maximum-minimum problems, related rates, mean-value theorem, antiderivative, Riemann integral, logarithm, and exponential functions. WebAssign assignment reviews. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. No graduation credit. Corequisites: Requires concurrent registration in MATH 180.

ASP 086. Critical Reading and Thinking I-LARES. 3 hours.

Strategies for comprehending and learning textbook material representing different academic disciplines and for writing summaries and syntheses. Cultural and language concerns of Latino students addressed. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Restricted to students in the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program.

ASP 087. Critical Reading and Thinking II-LARES. 3 hours.

Advanced, discipline-specific reading, writing and thinking strategies for practice in comprehending and writing about complex textbook material. Cultural and language concerns of Latino students addressed. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Prerequisite(s): ASP 086; or an appropriate score on the reading placement test or consent of the instructor. Restricted to students enrolled in the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program.

ASP 088. Intensive Writing Workshop for LARES Students. 3 hours.

Practice in basic writing skills for students who are enrolled, or intending to enroll, in the required composition courses, or courses requiring writing. Cultural and language concerns of Latino students addressed. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Restricted to students in the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program.

ASP 090. Critical Strategies for Reading and Writing Success. 3 hours.

Critical reading and thinking strategies for comprehending, writing about, and learning textbook material representing different academic disciplines. Instruction in writing summaries and syntheses of readings included. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit.

ASP 092. Vocabulary Enrichment. 2 hours.

Strategies for increasing the number of words students understand in their reading/ listening and use in their speaking/writing. Techniques for learning unfamiliar technical terms in textbooks. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Meets 8 weeks of the semester.

ASP 095. Academic and Professional Writing. 3 hours.

Academic and professional writing principles and their application are introduced and practiced. Practice in writing resumes, business and professional correspondence, reports, and theses. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit.

ASP 096. Independent Study. 0-3 hours.

For those who wish to supplement regular courses or undertake individual study projects. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.