Developmental Education Courses

Overview
Developmental education classes prepare students for college-level courses and are required for all students who do not meet the exemption guidelines and do not pass the CUNY Math, Reading and Writing placement exams.  It is important that students attempt to pass all needed developmental classes as soon as possible.  Successful completion of developmental classes allows students to progress academically. 
 
Below is a listing of available developmental courses.  Students should meet with their advisor to select their courses. 
 
Mathematics 
MAT 10: Basic Mathematics Skills
This course provides the basic arithmetic skills that will be utilized in all subsequent math courses.  This course may be appropriate for students who fail the M1 placement exam.  Students retake the M1 at the end of the semester and those who pass are eligible to enroll in MAT20.
 
MAT 15: Integrated Algebra
This course combines MAT10 and MAT20 curricula.  Students meet with their instructor weekly for 6 hours and with a peer leader for 1.5 hours.  This course may be appropriate for students who did not pass M1 and M2 but who were close to passing M1. Students who pass may enroll in college-level math.
 
MAT 20: Elementary Algebra
This course provides basic skills in elementary algebra and may be appropriate for students who did not pass the M2 placement exam.
 
MAT22: Elementary Algebra
This course is designed for students with majors in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).  Students meet with their instructor for 3 hours and with a peer leader.  Students also have access to the skills immersion lab in the academic learning center.  This course may be appropriate for students who have taken the M2 multiple times and who are STEM majors.
 
MAT 115: Quantitative Reasoning
This course is a non-algebra based math class for students who do not have majors in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).  Students meet with their instructor for 3 hours and with a peer leader for 1.5 hours.  This course may be appropriate for students who have taken the M2 and MAT 20 multiple times and who are not STEM majors. 
 
MAT 120 and MAT 120SI: Statistics and Probabilities
This course is designed for students who do not have majors in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).  Both the MAT120 and MAT120SI section include 4.5 hours of meeting time with instructors.  The MAT120SI also includes 1.5hours of meeting time with a peer leader.  These courses may be appropriate for students who were close to passing the M2.
 
 
English
ENG 101
This course combines developmental instruction with ENG110 Expository Writing.  Student who pass both the course and end of term placement exam are able to enroll in ENG 111 the following semester.  This course may be appropriate for students who have passed the Reading placement exam but failed the Writing exam with a score of 48-55.
 
ENG102
This course combines developmental instruction with ENG110 Expository Writing.  Student who pass both the course and end of term placement exam are able to enroll in ENG 111 the following semester.  This course may be appropriate for students who have passed the Writing placement exam but failed the Reading test with a score of 50-69.
 
ENG 93
The course combines reading and writing instruction for non ESL developmental students who do not qualify for ENG101 or ENG102.  Depending on students’ performance on the end of term placement exams, they may be eligible to take ENG 101, ENG 102, or ENG 110 the following semester.

Developmental English Course Sequence Information
 

English as a Second Language (ESL)
The Hostos ESL Placement Committee reviews students’ Reading and Writing exams and determines placement in ESL courses.
 
ESL 15: ESL in Content Areas I
ESL 16: Literature and Contemporary Issues for ESL Students I
These courses are designed to be taken together as co-requisites and are for beginning academic ESL students. 
 
ESL 25: ESL in Content Areas II
ESL 26: Literature and Contemporary Issues for ESL Students II
These courses are designed to be taken together as co-requisites and are for advanced ESL students.
 
ESL 25 – HUM 100 (linked courses)
Linked sections of ESL 25 and HUM 100 are offered to assist students with developing a learning community and students must enroll in both courses.  In the linked section students examine human cultural development around the world seen through human expression and communication. 
 
ESL 35: ESL in Content Areas II
ESL 36: Literature and Contemporary Issues for ESL Students III
ESL 37: ESL Studies in Literature
ESL 35 is designed to be taken together with ESL 36 or ESL 37 as co-requisites.  These courses are for advanced ESL students.
 
ESL 35 – SOC 101 (linked courses)
Linked sections of ESL 35 and SOC 101 are offered to assist students with developing a learning community and students must enroll in both courses.  In the linked section students examine relationships between people and society, for example, identity, class, gender and race.
 
ESL 81, ESL 82, ESL 83, ESL 84, ESL 86, ESL 88
These courses are part of an intensive ESL program and students must be recommended by their professor and pass a written exam and oral interview to enroll.
 
ESL 91: Basic Composition
ESL 92: Foundations of Critical Reading
These courses are designed to be taken together as co-requisites for most students and are for advanced ESL students.
 
ESL 93 Basic Composition II
This course is designed for students who took ESL 91 once and did not pass.  To be eligible for this course, students must have passed the Reading exam and have scored between 48-55 on the Writing test. 
 
ESL 95 Creative Writing
This course is designed for students who took ESL 91 twice and did not pass. A tutor is assigned to the class and students must receive 20 hours of tutoring.