Academic Skills Program - ASP


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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NOTE:  Academic skills courses are designed to help students meet the reading, writing, study and learning demands at UIC. ASP courses carry no graduation credit, but they do contribute toward the calculation of tuition, full and part-time enrollment status, and financial aid eligibility.

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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. No graduation credit. Corequisites: Requires concurrent registration in MATH 118.

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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. No graduation credit. Corequisites: Requires concurrent registration in MATH 121.

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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit.

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. 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.

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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit.

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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit.

060 Studying/Learning Across the Disciplines
3 hours. Offers practical methods for applying learning strategies to tasks typical of course work in various disciplines. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit.

062 Topics in Learning Support Instruction
2 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 and specific populations. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

063 Topics in Learning Support Instruction for LARES Students
2 TO 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. 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.

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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. No graduation credit. Corequisites: Requires concurrent registration in MATH 165.

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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. No graduation credit. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Corequisites: Requires concurrent registration in MATH 075.

076 Math Workshop for Intermediate Algebra - LARES
3 hours. Workshop for LARES students enrolled in MATH 090. Linear equations, rational expressions, quadratic equations, graphing, exponentials and logarithms, systems of linear equations. MyMathLab assignment reviews. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. No graduation credit. Corequisites: Requires concurrent registration in MATH 090.

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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. No graduation credit. Corequisites: Requires concurrent registration in MATH 180.

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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Restricted to students in the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program.

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. 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.

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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Restricted to students in the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program.

090 Critical Reading and Thinking I
3 hours. Strategies for comprehending, writing about, and learning textbook material representing different academic disciplines. Instruction in writing summaries and syntheses of readings included. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit.

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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Prerequisite(s): ASP 090 or an appropriate score on the reading placement test, or consent of instructor.

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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Meets 8 weeks of the semester.

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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit.

096 Independent Study
0 TO 3 hours. For those who wish to supplement regular courses or undertake individual study projects. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.


Information provided by the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment.

This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.