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READING



READ 0910 -- Preparing for College Reading,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Prerequisites: Appropriate scores on the placement measures

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: This is the first of two sequential developmental reading courses designed to improve students' reading strategies so that they can succeed in college level courses.

The objective of this course is to improve the students' reading skills to the extent that they can effectively approach college-level reading. It emphasizes strategies for reading a variety of texts, ways to improve reading vocabulary, and resources for increasing comprehension. This goal is accomplished through an individual diagnosis of the students' present reading skills and subsequent individual work in appropriate areas.


READ 0990 -- Elements of College Reading,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Prerequisites: READ 0910 or appropriate scores on the placement measures

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: This is the second of two sequential developmental reading courses designed to improve students' reading strategies so that they can succeed in college-level courses.

This course is intended for students who have made progress in READ 0910 or have the appropriate score on the Reading placement test. The objective of this course is to improve students' reading skills to the extent that they can effectively approach college-level reading. The course content emphasizes the thinking skills and strategies necessary for successfully reading and comprehending college-level textbooks. This goal is accomplished by providing a variety of active reading strategies. Students will practice reading skills through individual and group-based reading assignments throughout the semester.


READ 1106 -- College Textbook Reading,   1 credit Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Cross-listed with ENGL 1106)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Fulfillment of any developmental coursework in Reading or English OR college-level writing placement score. The course is most effective when the student is taking at least one other college-level course that requires significant textbook reading.

This course is intended for students who would like an in-depth study of textbook reading strategies in order to improve their textbook reading comprehension in current coursework. The emphasis in this course is on understanding textbook structure and developing effective strategies for efficiently and critically reading college textbooks.


READ 1108 -- College Reading III,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: The course is most effective when the student is taking at least one other college-level course that requires significant textbook reading

Intended for students who have successfully completed READ 990 or tested at the college-level on the reading placement test. Designed for college-level readers who want to continue to develop higher-order skills in comprehension, vocabulary, and rate flexibility. The emphasis will be on the application of skills used in the efficient and effective reading of college texts. This course is designed to improve students' reading and thinking strategies so that they can confidently and independently learn in any college-level course.


READ 1189 -- Topics:,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
This course has been developed as a potential permanent course. The course must follow all the same policies and procedures related to curriculum outlined by the college. It does not duplicate existing course offerings. Refer to course notes for specific course description.


READ 2299 -- Independent Study,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Independent Study allows a student to earn credit while participating in a supervised learning experience in a community-based or work setting. Students must have successfully completed two courses in the discipline in which they want to undertake independent study. Forms are available in the Educational Services Office. All arrangements must be made prior to registration for the semester in which the project is scheduled and must be approved by the appropriate Dean of Educational Services. In addition, a project outline must be approved by the instructor who will supervise the student's work.