0 Credits Equivalent Hours (4 EHS) Four equivalent hours (EHs) awarded for successful completion. Preparation for credit-level English. This course develops basic English skills and familiarizes students with the fundamental principles of written communication. It emphasizes writing clear, effective paragraphs, and correcting weaknesses in sentence structure, grammar, and usage. DVE courses meet for 3 class hours and 2 open-lab hours per week or equivalent.