1 Master Course Outline TRANS 050

Master Course Outline
Transitions English I
Course Description: This is an integrated adult basic education (ABE) English course for students placing into
ABE 1-3. The course is based on the Washington State Learning Standards and is designed to develop reading
and writing skills with a goal to improve Basic Education for Adults. Upon completion of TRANS 050 level 3 or
with instructor permission, students may transition to TRANS 055. This course does not meet any degree
Credits: Variable credits that do not meet any degree requirements
Prerequisites: Appropriate CASAS ABE assessment or instructor permission
Recommended Preparation: none
Co-requisites: none
Learning Outcomes: Based on Washington State Learning Standards
Standard: Read with understanding
 Determine the reading purpose.
 Select reading strategies appropriate to the purpose.
 Monitor comprehension and adjust reading strategies.
 Analyze the information and reflect on its underlying meaning.
 Integrate it with prior knowledge to address reading purpose.
Standard: To convey ideas in writing
 Determine the purpose for communicating.
 Organize and present information to serve the purpose.
 Pay attention to conventions of English language use, including grammar, spelling, and sentence
structure, to minimize barriers to reader’s comprehension.
 Seek feedback and revise to enhance the effectiveness of the communication.
Course Resources/Textbooks/Website:
Textbooks change each quarter.
Academic Integrity: All forms of cheating, falsification, and plagiarism are against the rules of this course and
of Grays Harbor College. Students who are unsure what constitutes academic dishonesty are responsible for
asking the instructor for clarification. Instances of intentional academic dishonesty will be dealt with severely.
Disabilities: Students who have documented disabilities that require accommodations in compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Disability Support Services coordinator as well as the
instructor of the course in order to ensure that together we create an optimal environment for educational
W Day does not apply to Basic Education for Adults courses.