**Course Description and Objectives
**

BSK courses are a combination of lecture and tutoring activities designed to

provide instruction in basic arithmetic, algebra, and language arts (reading and

writing). The traditional developmental courses have been divided into modules

to address the varied skill level(s) of the students.

The BSK modules run on eight-week cycles (BSK 1, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45,and 46) or

four-week cycles (BSK 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14) during

which the course work, tutoring, and assessments are to be completed. Classes

meet for blocks of 75 minutes. * Beginning Spring 2009 – BSK 1 will be four

weeks

Module Placement

Based on Danville Community College’s assessment/placement procedures

(COMPASS) and Title III’s assessment/placement procedures, students are

enrolled in modules that will concentrate on specific skills necessary for success

in college level work. Each module is worth one (1) credit except for BSK 1,

which is two (2) credits. *Beginning Spring 2009 – BSK 1 will be four weeks.

(These credits are not applicable toward graduation.)

**Basic Arithmetic Modules**

Module 1: Whole Numbers

Module 2: Fractions

Module 3: Decimals

Module 4: Percents, Ratios, and Proportions

Module 5: Geometry, Measurements, and Applications

Basic Algebra Modules

Module 6: Real Numbers

Module 7: Basic Algebra Concepts

Module 8: Factoring Polynomial and Solving Quadratic Equations

Module 9: Graphing Solving Systems of Equations and Inequalities

Module 10: Rational Expressions, Radicals, and Roots

**Intermediate Algebra Modules**

Module 11: Introduction to Algebraic Expressions, Equations, Inequalities,

Problem Solving, and Graphs and Functions

Module 12: Systems of Equations, Exponents, Polynomials, and

Polynomial Functions

Module 13: Rational Expressions, Rational Exponents, Radicals, and

Complex Numbers

Module 14: Quadratic Equations and Functions

Work begun and not completed in one cycle will not be carried in the next cycle.

The student must start completely over in the following cycle.

**Language Arts Modules**

**BSK 93**

Module 41: Language Arts Skills – Level 1

Module 42: Language Arts Skills – Level 2

Module 43: Language Arts Skills – Level 3

**BSK 95**

Module 44: Language Arts Skills – Level 4

Module 45: Language Arts Skills – Level 5

Module 46: Language Arts Skills – Level 6

**Exemption of Language Arts Modules
**

Students in Language Arts modules may exempt modules if they have 80%

mastery on all course work and COMPASS scores which indicate their

placement in the next eight-week cycle. COMPASS will be retaken at the end of

each eight-week cycle.

A COMPASS score

that a student is reading and writing on a level necessary for college courses. In

that case, the student will exempt further language arts modules.

Each module has an associated text which may be purchased
through the DCC

Bookstore. Check with your instructor to verify correct text before writing in
it.

The Bookstore will not accept or exchange books that have any markings in

them.

**Basic Arithmetic Modules
**

Module 1 Basic College Mathematics, 3

Module 2 Basic College Mathematics, 3

Module 3 Basic College Mathematics, 3

Module 4 Basic College Mathematics, 3

Module 5 Basic College Mathematics, 3

Module 6 Beginning Algebra, 5

Module 7 Beginning Algebra, 5

Module 8 Beginning Algebra, 5

Module 9 Beginning Algebra, 5

Module 10 Beginning Algebra, 5

Module 11 Intermediate Algebra, 5

Module 12 Intermediate Algebra, 5

Module 13 Intermediate Algebra, 5

Module 14 Intermediate Algebra, 5

Modules 41-43 College Reading Series #1

(BSK 93)

Modules 44-46 College Reading Series #3

(BSK 95)

*The Merriam Webster Pocket Dictionary is required for all language arts

modules.

**Students are expected to have the following materials when
they come to
all classes:**

textbook (see pages 8-9)

3-ring binder – NOT SPIRAL

notebook paper

pencils (please have several pencils sharpened before class begins)

6-inch ruler for math classes

headphones to be used with computers in math modules

Nice to have but not required:

pencil bag

mini-stapler

mini-pencil sharpener

highlighters

colored pencils (for use in math)

3 x 5 index cards (100)

pens (blue or black)