Reading (RDG)

RDG 40

READING BOOT CAMP

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Focuses on reading and test-taking strategies for students who are about to take the college assessment, feel that they have been placed improperly as a result of the reading assessment, or desire a quick refresher in reading. [ND]

RDG 52

BASIC READING

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on the specialized needs of the ESL and basic reading student. Provides effective strategies for reading: vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills at the basic level. [ND] (Formerly: ESL 52;ENGL 52)

RDG 54

DEVELOPMENTAL READING

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: RDG 52 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on developmental reading skills which include application of effective reading strategies, vocabulary development, identification of main ideas, supporting details, patterns of organization, critical thinking skills, the reading-writing connection, study strategies, and technical skills. [ND] (Formerly: ENGL 54)

RDG 56

INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE READING

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: RDG 54 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on vocabulary development, identification of main ideas, supporting details, inferences, fact and opinion, patterns of organization, critical thinking skills, writing about reading selections, and application of study skills at the introductory college reading level. [ND] (Formerly: ENGL 56)

RDG 158

CRITICAL READING AND THINKING

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Develops students' critical and logical reasoning skills needed for college level texts across various disciplines. Includes extensive practice in analytical interpretation of the following academic modes: exposition, argumentation, persuasion, and narration through discipline-specific learning units. [D; CSU] (Formerly: ENGL 158;ENGL 58)