(DSP) TRANSITIONAL ACADEMIC STUDIES
Developmental Studies Program
http://www.memphis.edu/trac/

Developmental Studies courses are taught by Southwest Tennessee Community College faculty on the University of Memphis campus.




DSPM 0700 - Basic Mathematics (3)
(TRAC 0720). Real numbers and number operations, ratio and proportion, percent, measurement, geometry, variables, equations, and applications. Three lecture hours per week. Credit earned will not apply toward degree credit.

DSPM 0800 - Elementary Algebra (3)
(TRAC 0820). Real numbers, their properties, variables, solving equations, polynomials, factoring, linear equations, systems of linear equations, graphing linear equations in two variables, inequalities, quadratic equations, and applications. Three lecture hours per week. Credit earned will not apply toward degree credit.

DSPM 0850 - Intermediate Algebra (3)
(TRAC 0821). First and second degree equations, linear equations in two variables, polynomials, rational expressions, exponents and radicals, systems of equations, graphing linear equations, inequalities, and applications. Three lecture hours per week. Credit earned will not apply toward degree credit.

DSPR 0700 - Critical Reading I (3)
(TRAC 0740). Essential reading skills needed as foundation for critical reading skills; emphasizes word attack skills, general vocabulary development, comprehension, and increased reading rate. Three lecture hours per week. Credit earned will not apply toward degree credit.

DSPR 0800 - Critical Reading II (3)
(TRAC 0840). Critical reading skills prerequisite for comprehension of college texts; emphasizes increased development of general vocabulary as well as technical and specialized vocabularies. Comprehension with special attention directed toward critical reading skills and improvement of reading flexibility and reading rate. Three lecture hours per week. Credit earned will not apply toward degree credit.

DSPS 0800 - Developmental Study Skills (3)
(TRAC 0830). Necessary reasoning and study skills for college level work; emphasizes critical thinking skills and efficient study techniques. Three lecture hours per week. Credit earned will not apply toward degree credit.

DSPW 0700 - Basic Composition (3)
(TRAC 0710). Practice in developing paragraphs and compositions; extensive work on competencies in grammar, punctuation, and mechanics through numerous writing assignments. Three lecture hours per week. Credit earned will not apply toward degree credit.

DSPW 0800 - Developmental Composition (3)
(TRAC 0810). Expository writing; emphasis on focus, development, organization, and revision of composition; practice with grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, and mechanics. Three lecture hours per week. Credit earned will not apply toward degree credit.