Reading (RDG)

RDG 2

READING SKILLS LABORATORY II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Corequisite: ESL 50.

Laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

This course uses a laboratory setting with prescriptive, individualized assignments to raise a student's reading level. Students will work with effective strategies for reading in a second language: vocabulary development, reading comprehension, basic critical thinking skills, and writing about reading selections. [ND] (Formerly: ENGL 2)

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

Recommended Preparation: ESL 50 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

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: ENGL 52; Same as: ESL 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

COLLEGE READING

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

Focuses on critical thinking and the analytical interpretation of the following college discourse modes and genres: narration (fiction and nonfiction), argumentation, persuasion, exposition and poetry. Integrates the reading of college-level material with writing and critical thinking assignments. [D; CSU] (Formerly: ENGL 158;ENGL 58)