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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Basic Skills, English - 2 courses
DEVE098 English (Fall, Spring, Summer) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: This course will focus on an increased knowledge of basic English/Grammar Skills and their use in both higher educational formats and everyday life. Students will be required to complete the outlined requirements of the course and demonstrate course content proficiency on the Mastery Test. Student Evaluation: To successfully complete the course, students must receive a combined course grade of 80% or higher (“S”). Lower than 80% will result in replacement in 098 (“U”).
  • For placement in DEVE 099, students must:
    • Submit an approved writing sample
    • Earn a grade of S
    • Correctly answer 80 questions or higher on the Mastery Test
  • For placement in English 121, students must:
    • Submit an approved writing sample
    • Have a combined course grade of 90% or higher
    • Correctly answer 90 questions or higher on the Mastery Test
    • Score higher than 31 on the Compass Placement Test
    • Students may NOT place into Rhetoric 101 from DEVE 098.

DEVE099 English (Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: 4 non-degree credit hours
A continuation of English 098, English 099 looks to strengthen a student’s written communication skills, building on the grammar principles of English 098.  Students will move through sentence construction, paragraph construction, and end with basic essay construction.  Students who successfully complete all requirements for the course will be placed into English 121.  Those who complete the course with all work 90% and above and score appropriately on the COMPASS Placement Test will be allowed to enroll in Rhetoric 101 with instructor permission.  Students who do not meet the basic requirements will be reassigned to English 099.

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