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 Course Title:   College Vocabulary Skills

 Title Abbreviation:   COLLEGE VOCABULARY SKILL

 Department:    READ

 Course #:    105

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    230101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Emphasizes vocabulary-building through advanced use of context clues, roots/affixes, and memory strategies.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Through a variety of instructional approaches students will be able to:
    • Analyze words for roots and affixes
    • Infer word usage through various context clues
    • Apply spelling patterns and dictionary strategies
    • Understand major characteristics of stages of language development
    • Identify how language is an extension of cultural issues and diversity of ideas
    • Improve self-image through improved vocabulary usage

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

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 . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

Course Contents

  1. Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek roots and affixes
  2. Context clues
  3. Spelling patterns
  4. Dictionary strategies
  5. Basic development of the English language