Courses

The Community College at Murray State offers a variety of courses in the following areas:

College Study Skills Courses

For more information please refer to the Murray State University Undergraduate Bulletin or contact Ann Matheny.

  • REA 096, Fundamental Reading Skills, is a one-hour, load credit, computer-assisted course designed to prepare students for college level reading through comprehension practice and vocabulary strategies. The course is required for students with reading ACT scores of 16 to 19. It is recommended for those who have been out of school for several years or who feel insecure about their reading comprehension skills.
  • ESS 120 (REA 120), College Study Skills, is a one-hour, elective-credit course required for students with reading ACT scores of 16 to 19. It is available to all Murray State students, but recommended for those who have been out of school for several years, or who are uncertain that their study skills are adequate for college-level courses.
  • ESS 121 (REA 121), Advanced College Study Skills, a one-hour, elective-credit course designed to further strengthen reading and study skills. To provide individualized course specific instruction, ESS 121 should be taken in conjunction with a freshman level University Studies requirement.

English Courses

For more information please refer to the Murray State University Undergraduate Bulletin or contact Miranda Wilson.

  • ENG 096, Basic Writing, is a three-hour, load credit, computer-assisted course required for those whose English ACT score is 15 to 17. It is recommended for those who have been out of school for several years or who feel insecure about their writing skills.
  • ENG 111, Fundamental Writing Skills, is a one-hour, elective credit course designed to further strengthen writing skills. ENG 111 must be taken concurrent with ENG 105.
  • Eng 112, Fundamental Writing Skills II, is a one-hour elective credit course designed to further strengthen reading skills. ENG 112 must be taken concurrent with ENG 105.

Math Courses

For more information please refer to the Murray State University Undergraduate Bulletin or contact Emma Vaughn.

  • MAT 095, Fundamental Mathematics Skills, is a two-hour, load credit course to refresh math and geometry skills. This developmental course is required for students with math ACT score of 15 and below.
  • MAT 096, Introductory Algebra, is a three-hour, load-credit course required for those whose Math ACT scores are 16 to 18. It is recommended for those who have been out of school for several years, or who feel insecure about their beginning algebra skills.

Pathways to Success

For more information please refer to the Murray State University Undergraduate Bulletin or contact Shauna Mullins.

  • ESS 130, College Success Strategies, is a three-hour, load credit course which explores strategies for academic success and personal management leading to improved academic performance. The course focuses on areas in which students need assistance, awareness, and extra support. Topics discussed include college transitions; characteristics of success college students; strategic learning and major and career exploration. This is a first-year experience course that is required of all students admitted into the Pathways to Success (P2S) program.

Public Speaking Course

For more information please refer to the Murray State University Undergraduate Bulletin or contact Bobbie Greer.

  • COM 161, Introduction to Public Speaking, Organization and presentation of ideas through participation in frequent speech activities. Students present speeches to inform, solve problems, and persuade. Communication needs of the individual students are considered and guidance is given by the instructor. 3 hours.