Academic Skills Program (ASP)

Courses

ASP 018. Workshop for Mathematical Reasoning -LARES. 3 hours.

Workshop for LARES students enrolled in MATH 118. Elementary topics from algebra applied to descriptive statistics of data, scatter plots, correlation, linear regression, probability, random samples, sampling distributions. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. No graduation credit. Corequisites: Requires concurrent registration in MATH 118.

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 036. English Lab for UIC International-Humanities. 1 hour.

Supports students in strategies for increasing the number of words students understand in their reading/ listening and use in their study of Humanities courses, including history. Techniques for learning unfamiliar and technical terms in textbooks will be covered, along with. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Taught in English. Co-requisite(s): Students will be enrolled in a UIC course in the humanities or a related area.

ASP 037. English Lab for UIC International-Social Sciences. 1 hour.

Supports students in strategies for increasing the number of words students understand in their reading/ listening and use in their study of Social Sciences courses, including history. Techniques for learning unfamiliar and technical terms in textbooks will be covered, along with. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Taught in English. Co-requisite(s): Students will be enrolled in a UIC course in the Social Sciences or a related area.

ASP 038. English Lab for UIC International-Natural Sciences. 1 hour.

Supports students in strategies for increasing the number of words students understand in their reading/ listening and use in their study of Natural Sciences courses, including history. Techniques for learning unfamiliar and technical terms in textbooks will be covered, along with. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Taught in English. Co-requisite(s): Students will be enrolled in a UIC course in the natural sciences or a related area.

ASP 039. English Lab for UIC International-Mathematics. 1 hour.

Supports students in strategies for increasing the number of words students understand in their reading/ listening and use in their study of Mathematics courses, including history. Techniques for learning unfamiliar and technical terms in textbooks will be covered, along with. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Taught in English. Co-requisite(s): Students will be enrolled in a UIC course in mathematics or a related area.

ASP 050. Speaking, Reading, and Writing in English as a Second Language. 3 hours.

Reading, speaking, and writing formal and colloquial English for students with limited English proficiency. English language skills in everyday and academic contexts stressed. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit.

ASP 051. Advanced Communication Skills in English as a Second Language. 3 hours.

Discipline-specific reading, writing, and speaking strategies necessary for coping with complex ideas in textbooks, class discussions, and writing tasks. Principles of formal English language in the American academic context stressed. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Prerequisite(s): ASP 050 or an appropriate score on the reading placement test, or consent of the instructor.

ASP 052. Vocabulary Enrichment in English as a Second Language. 3 hours.

Strategies for increasing, building, and retaining better vocabularies. Instruction in combining forms, analogies and using the dictionary. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit.

ASP 055. Communication Skills for International Graduate Students. 3 hours.

Instruction and practice in formal and informal English language usage in the context of intercultural learning are provided for international graduate students with limited English proficiency. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit.

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 063. Topics in Learning Support Instruction for LARES Students. 2-3 hours.

Specially designed course that introduces and provides practice in special topics related to reading, writing, learning and thinking strategies geared to specific course demands. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. No graduation credit. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Restricted to students in the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program.

ASP 065. Workshop for Calculus for Business - LARES. 3 hours.

Workshop for LARES students enrolled in MATH 165. Introduction to differential and integral calculus of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions and techniques of partial derivatives and optimization. Emphasis on business applications. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. No graduation credit. Corequisites: Requires concurrent registration in MATH 165.

ASP 075. Workshop for Beginning Algebra - LARES. 2 hours.

Workshop for students enrolled in MATH 075. Linear equations and inequalities, functions, linear functions, slope, exponents, polynomials, quadratic equations, rational expressions, rational equations, and applications. MyMathLab assignment reviews. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. No graduation credit. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Corequisites: Requires concurrent registration in MATH 075.

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 091. Critical Reading and Thinking II. 3 hours.

Advanced, discipline-specific reading, writing, and thinking strategies for practice in comprehending and writing about complex textbook material. Instruction in writing syntheses and critical analyses of readings included. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Prerequisite(s): ASP 090 or an appropriate score on the reading placement test, or consent of instructor.

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.