PCS 100 Preparation for College Study - 2 Hours

This course is designed to prepare freshmen students to meet the challenges of college study. It provides an overview of the intellectual demands of college education, assists students in assessing their personal learning attributes, helps improve their practical academic skills, and introduces elements of critical analysis. Required for all students whose ACT English score is 16 or less and whose SAT verbal score is 400 or less. Offered fall semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

PCS 101 Preparation for College Study, Non-Native - 2 Hours

This course is designed to prepare nonnative speakers of English and students unfamiliar with the American educational system to meet the educational and cultural demands of the American college classroom. The course provides insight into cultural factors that underlie methods of instruction, interaction with instructors, and other areas that affect academic performance. Stress is placed on assisting students to produce academic work that conforms to American collegiate standards. This course is required for students unfamiliar with American instructional techniques, including international students whose native language is not English. Offered on demand for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

PCS 105 Critical Reading and Writing for College - 2 Hours

This course is designed to help students practice the reading skills that are central to academic writing and discussion. The course provides students the opportunity to read, discuss, apply, integrate, and critique material from various academic disciplines, and offers instruction in committing their thoughts to writing. Required for entry into ENG 111 Critical Thinking and Writing for all students whose ACT English score is 18 or less or whose SAT verbal score is -410. Offered fall semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

PCS 106 Preparation for College Study - 3 Hours

This course is designed to prepare freshmen students to meet the challenges of college study. It provides an overview of the intellectual demands of college education, assists students in assessing their personal learning attributes and improving their practical academic skills, and introduces elements of critical analysis. Placement in this course is based on the advice of the Admissions Committee. Offered fall semester for REACH/Excel adult undergraduate. Delivery mode: REACH/Excel adult undergraduate.

PCS 107 Preparation for College Study,Nonnative - 3 Hours

This course is designed to prepare international students and nonnative speakers of English to meet the educational and cultural demands of the American college classroom. The course provides insight into cultural factors that underlie assumptions and knowledge, methods of instruction, interaction with instructors, and other areas that affect academic performance. Stress is placed on assisting students to produce academic work that conforms to American collegiate standards. This course is required for international students and students whose native language is not English. Delivery mode: REACH/Excel adult undergraduate.

PCS 108 Critical Reading and Writing for College - 3 Hours

This course is designed to help students practice the critical skills in reading that are central to academic writing and discussion. The course provides students the opportunity to read, discuss, apply, integrate, and critique material from various academic disciplines, and offers instruction in committing their thoughts to writing. Delivery mode: REACH/Excel adult undergraduate.

PCS 109 Reading and Writing Tutorial - 3 Hours

This course integrates the reading and writing processes in an intensive, small-group setting. Particular emphasis is placed on continuing the development of critical skills and planning and writing papers that respond to collegiate requirements. This course may be taken concurrently with ENG 111 Critical Thinking and Writing. Delivery mode: REACH/Excel adult undergraduate.

PCS 110 Reading and Writing Tutorial - 2 Hours

This course integrates the reading and writing processes in an intensive, small-group setting. Particular emphasis is placed on continuing the development of critical skills and on planning and writing papers that respond to collegiate requirements. This course continues the work of PCS 100/101, and it must be taken concurrently with ENG 111 Critical Thinking and Writing immediately following the completion of PCS 100/101 with a grade of C- or higher. Offered spring semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

PCS 115 Developmental Mathematics - 2 Hours

This course is designed to improve the basic mathematics skills of arithmetic, geometry, and beginning algebra. The course will provide the requirements for those lacking the skills to enter Intermediate Algebra. The course will cover whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, proportions, problem solving, geometric relations, and basic algebra skills and equations. Offered on demand for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.