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 Course Title:   Reading Improvement

 Title Abbreviation:   READING IMPROVEMENT

 Department:    READ

 Course #:    97

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    330102

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Strengthening of reading skills through comprehension and vocabulary strategies. Course activities include classroom, group process, and occasional computer-aided instruction, with practical applications. (No computer experience necessary.)

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Students will be able to:
    • Demonstrate knowledge of basic prefixes, roots, and suffixes
    • Improve reading fluency through word attack skills
    • Comprehend main ideas and supporting details in longer passages
    • Use an appropriate reading rate for reading purpose
    • Recognize other perspectives

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.

Course Contents

  1. Word attack skills
  2. Basic prefixes, roots, and suffixes
  3. Comprehension of main ideas and supporting details in longer passages
  4. Reading rate flexibility