Suffolk's VUB is committed to preparing its students for success in post-secondary education. The majority if post-secondary institutions require incoming students to take an assessment exam in order to place these students into the appropriate level of classes. To help students get prepared to take these assessments, we have created a rigorous academic program to ensure VUB students perform to the highest of their abilities.
Introduction to Mathematics
This class is designed to prepare students for college-level mathematics and pre-enrollment standardized exams. The course will consist of a series of lectures, assignments, self-paced online supports. The curriculum is designed in consideration with the College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards as defined by the Massachusetts Department of Education, College Board Standards for College Success and MA Adult Basic Education Curriculum Framework for Mathematics.
Introduction to Writing
This class is designed to prepare students for college-level writing. The course will consist of
instructional lectures, open source sessions, as well as in-class discussions, several independent writing assignments,
weekly written reflections, and assigned readings as outlined in the instructional schedule. Assigned
readings will be provided to students.
The curriculum is designed in consideration with The Adult
Basic Education Curriculum Framework for the English Language Arts, and College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards as defined by the Massachusetts Department of Education
Introduction to Foreign Language
This class is designed to familiarize students with a basic understanding of a foreign language. The course will consist of a series of self-paced online instructional lectures, quizzes, and learning outcome markers as determined by VUB staff and the student. Students will self-select a particular language to study.
Our program partners with Transparent Language, a leading provider of best-practice language learning software for consumers, government agencies, educational institutions, and businesses. More than 12,000 schools and universities, as well as top government language schools, such as the Foreign Service Institute and the Defense Language Institute use Transparent Language. Transparent Language Online includes materials in over 100 foreign languages for English speakers and 24 English for speakers of other languages.
Here in New England we experience a wide range of weather conditions from snowstorms and nor'easters to tropical storms and heavy rainfall. This course introduces students to concepts in weather and climate. By exploring basic concepts such as temperature, moisture, pressure and wind students will learn about these and other various weather phenomenon and why they occur.
As with many of our other courses, Science 2 will be a continuation of Science 1. With a focus on a more hands on approach to learning, Science 2 will conduct various "laboratory" experiments outside the classroom. Students will venture out in the Boston Commons, alongside the Charles River and any other number of places that can be utilized to interact with our ever changing climate. It is New England after all!
Open Source Curriculum
Open Source Curriculum
Open Source Curriculum (OSC) is online instructional resources that can be freely used, distributed and modified.
Staff has been intentional about designing curriculum to provide access to coursework from a distance, for those who would otherwise not be able to attend.
We partner with Khan Academy to provide online instruction and coursework for student to enhance their math skills. Those who are interested in working through our structured OSC coursework in mathematics should contact staff members to develop a course for you.
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit educational organization started by Salman Khan in 2008. Their mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Online materials cover subjects ranging from math and finance to history and art. With thousands of bite-sized videos, step-by-step problems and instant data, Khan Academy provides a rich and engaging learning experience.
We partner with Udemy to provide a lecture series for students looking to improve their writing skills. Those who are interested in working through our structured OSC coursework in writing should contact staff members to develop a course for you.
Quality Paragraph and Essay Writing consists of 10 lecture course can be used as either a review or preview of what it means to write with unity, coherence, and clarity. This is perfect for students already enrolled in a course who might need extra help, or for students and employees who might need a refresher after time away from writing practice.
We partner with Transparent Language to provide high quality language learning instruction, accessible online and through mobile device applications (Phone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, and ANDROID™)
Transparent Language is a leading provider of best-practice language learning software for consumers, government agencies, educational institutions, and businesses. More than 12,000 schools and universities, as well as top government language schools, such as the Foreign Service Institute and the Defense Language Institute use our products.