EDCP Course Listing

Fundamentals of Writing and Grammar (EDCP 103, 3 Credits)

(Does not fulfill the general education requirement in communications. Recommended as preparation for WRTG 101, WRTG 101S, or upper-level writing courses.) A review of basic writing skills. The objective is to apply specific steps within the writing process; write effective sentences, paragraphs, and short essays; and edit writing for grammar and punctuation. Topics include the writing process; strategies for developing academic paragraphs and essays; and key aspects of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Practice in refining writing skills is provided. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: EDCP 103, EDCP 103X, ENGL 100, or WRTG 100.

Fundamentals of Writing and Grammar (EDCP 103X, 3 Credits)

(Does not fulfill the general education requirement in communications. Enrollment restricted to students for whom English is a not a first language. Recommended as preparation for WRTG 101, WRTG 101X, or upper-level writing courses.) A review of basic writing skills. Topics include parts of speech; proper use of subordinate clauses, independent clauses, and phrases; the writing process; strategies for developing academic paragraphs and essays; and strategies for developing writing and editing skills in grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Frequent opportunities to practice and refine skills are provided. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: EDCP 103, EDCP 103X, or ENGL 100.

Vocabulary and Word Usage (EDCP 104, 1 Credits)

(Elective credit only.) A study of the development of English words and their modern meanings. Focus is on word derivations and families; roots, prefixes, and suffixes; context; vocabulary enrichment; and the use of reference materials. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: EDCP 100C, EDCP 104, EDCP 108 Vocabulary and Word Usage, or ENGL 100A.

Grammar Review (EDCP 105, 1 Credits)

(Elective credit only.) A review of essential English grammar. Topics include the parts, construction, and punctuation of English sentences. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: EDCP 100A, EDCP 105, ENGL 100E, or EDCP 108 Grammar Review.

Resume Writing (EDCP 108A, 1 Credits)

(Elective credit only.) A study of the writing of professional resumes and cover letters. Covers all stages of resume writing, from assessing educational background, skills, training, and work experience, to the finished product. Practice in planning, writing, rewriting, and editing is provided. Students may receive credit only once under this course title, and for only one of the following courses: EDCP 100D or EDCP 108A.

College Study for Adults (EDCP 108G, 1 Credits)

(Elective credit only.) The development of more efficient study habits. Emphasis is on the acquisition of skills (such as reading, writing, study skills, listening, and note taking) needed to learn effectively.