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Reading Program

 

Welcome to Reading!

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Brief Overview:
The Reading Program helps students at all skill levels develop reading strategies to increase comprehension, vocabulary and speed for success in all types of reading demands: personal, academic and career.

ENROLL IN ONE OF OUR NEW READING COURSES!

READING 096

FOUNDATION FOR COLLEGE READING

Units:  3.

Class hours: 48 lecture.

Prerequisite: None.

Introduces strategies for developing vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. Word recognition, context clues and dictionary skills are addressed.  Comprehension skills such as finding main idea and supporting details, and recognizing patterns and structures are presented.  Includes strategies for effective reading practices and overcoming reading anxiety.

Foundations for College Reading 096 (3 Units)

Class may be applied towards 60 units for AA/AS degree

 

 

READING STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

Foundation for College Reading 096

Effectively apply reading skills in the comprehension and critical analysis of basic level readings.

Effectively apply active reading strategies to basic level readings.

 

 

 

 

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READING 097

ADVANCED COLLEGE READING

Units:  3.

Class hours: 48 lecture.

Prerequisite:  Qualifying profile from placement process or a grade of C or better in Reading 096.

Designed to expand reading comprehension, increase knowledge of academic vocabulary, develop basic critical reading skills, improve reading rate and build confidence and positive attitudes toward reading.  Includes strategies for effective reading practices and overcoming reading anxiety. 

                                                                       

Advanced College Reading 097 (3 Units)

Meets AA/AS Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development Requirement

 

READING STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

Advanced College Reading 097

 

Effectively apply critical reading skills in the comprehension and critical analysis of college level readings.

Effectively apply active reading strategies to college level readings

 

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READING 102

ACADEMIC READING

Units:  3.

Class hours:  48 lecture total.

Prerequisite:  None.

Introduces a repertoire of reading strategies aimed at preparing students for comprehension of complex college-level reading material.  Advanced reading strategies provide the foundation for the development of critical reading and the recognition of patterns of academic thought.  Reading strategies for specific disciplines, including the Social Sciences, Business, Humanities and the Arts, Mathematics and the Natural Sciences are presented.

Academic Reading 102 (3 Units)

Meets AA/AS Communication and Analytical Thinking Requirement, SCC Reading Proficiency Requirement and is CSU transferable

 

READING STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

Academic Reading 102

 

Effectively apply reading skills to readings in specific disciplines to include textbooks newspapers and journal articles.

Effectively apply critical reading and academic reading strategies to readings in specific disciplines to include textbooks, newspapers, and journal articles.

 

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READING 150

CRITICAL READING

Units: 3.

Class hours: 48 lecture total.

Prerequisite: None

This course addresses the relationship between critical reading and critical thinking, including emphasis on the development of critical reading and thinking skills that facilitate the interpretation, analysis, criticism, and advocacy of ideas encountered in academic reading.  Completion of or concurrent enrollment in English 101 recommended

Critical Reading 150 (3 Units)

Meets Critical Thinking Requirement for CSU Transfer, AA/AS Communication and Analytical Thinking Requirement and SCC Reading Proficiency Requirement

 

 

READING STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

Critical Reading 150

 

Effectively apply critical reading and thinking skills to the interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of ideas encountered in academic readings and settings.

 

Effectively apply critical reading and thinking strategies to the interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of  readings  encountered in academic settings.

 

Full-time faculty: Mary McMullin at mcmullin_mary@sccollege.edu

Other Information:
College instructors often assign up to 100 pages of reading per week. Are your reading skills up to meeting this demand? Take a reading course.

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