Course Descriptions for Developmental Writing

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DIRW 0305 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at CVC, EFC, NLC

Integrated Reading and Writing
Prerequisite Required: An appropriate assessment test score.
Course Description: Integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. Successful completion of this course taught at the lower level allows students to progress to the upper (exit) level. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085912


DIRW 0310 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Integrated Reading and Writing
Prerequisite Required: The successful completion of DIRW 0305 or DWRI 0305 or DREA 0305 or an appropriate assessment test score.
Course Description: Continued integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. Successful completion of this course if taught at the upper (exit) level fulfills TSI requirements for reading and/or writing. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085912


DWRI 0305 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 21, 2016
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Developmental Writing
Prerequisite Required: An appropriate assessment test score.
Course Description: This course focuses on the writing process. Course topics include inventing, drafting, revising, and editing multi-paragraph papers. Building reading skills, using resources, developing thinking skills, and improving attitudes toward writing comprise other course topics. A learning lab is available to provide additional assistance. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085312



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.