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Read 50 Reading Improvement (4)

    • 3 hours lecture – 3.5 hours laboratory
    • Designed to improve reading skills. Individual reading problems are diagnosed and improved through a variety of instructional materials and reading techniques. For students who need to remedy difficulties with reading comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency.

Read 105 Academic Reading (3)

    • 3 hours lecture
    • Course focuses on developing specific reading strategies to support success within academic courses and career technical courses. Emphasis is placed on constructing meaning, analyzing and synthesizing diverse text types, as well as exploring the relationship between strong reading skills and the physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of life-long learning.

Read 110 Power Reading (4)

    • 3 hours lecture – 3.5 hours laboratory
    • Transfer acceptability: CSU (Area E)
    • Power Reading is the course for students who read at the college level. It aids in increasing reading rate and fluency, as well as the development of higher comprehension skills, and critical analysis in reading.

Read 120 Critical Reading (3)

    • 3 hours lecture
    • Recommended preparation: READ 110
    • Transfer acceptability: CSU (Area A)
    • Critical Reading is designed for college students who want to improve reasoning skills through reading. This course emphasizes logical reasoning, advocacy of ideas, analyzing arguments, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.

N Read 931 Developmental Reading Skills

    • 1 hour 50 minutes hour lecture/laboratory
    • Note: Open Entry/Open Exit
    • Non-degree Applicable
    • A computer-assisted instruction program based on individual student assessment to improve vocabulary and literal reading comprehension skills. Weekly lectures will focus on specific vocabulary development and basic comprehension strategies.

N Read 932 Intermediate Reading Skills

    • 1 hour 50 minutes hour lecture/laboratory
    • Note: Open Entry/Open Exit
    • Non-degree Applicable
    • An individualized computer-assisted instruction program based on individual student assessment to improve students’ command of denotative and connotative vocabulary, and literal and analytical reading comprehension skills. Weekly lectures will focus on the development of figurative vocabulary and the transition between literal and analytical comprehension skills.

N Read 949 Developing College Reading Skills

    • 3 hours lecture/laboratory
    • This course is for students who need to improve reading and study skills. Comprehension and vocabulary study is offered to help students read college-level textbooks and other reading materials.