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Welcome to SCC’s Reading Department!

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The Reading Program helps students develop college-level reading strategies to increase comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking for success in all types of reading demands: personal, academic, and career.

Whether you are on your way to a CSU, UC, earning a certificate, or just want to get that academic edge, SCC’s Reading courses have something to offer everyone. Learn how to read effectively and critically think in all areas of your life!

Fall 2019 Reading Course Offerings

* = 12 week class​ (class begins weeks of 09/09/2019)
** = 8 week class (class begins weeks of 10/21/2019)

Reading 101
Introduction to Academic Reading (3 units)

Instruction toward students' mastery of higher-level vocabulary, reading comprehension at the level of proficiency, critical evaluation of college-level text, and improvement of reading rate.

  • CSU transferable course
Section
InstructorDaysTime
​74812
Freese
​Online
Web
79460
Freese
Online **
Web 

Reading 102
Academic Reading (3 Units)

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.
  • CSU transferable course
Section
InstructorDaysTime
74927
​Lyons
​Online **
​Web

Reading 128
Expanding ESL Reading Skills (1 Unit)

This course is designed to help students approach intermediate level reading materials in their ACE/ESL courses by introducing several effective reading strategies, such as those from the Reading Apprenticeship Project. This is a support course for American College English (ACE) courses, including: ACE 052 and ACE 053. 
  • CSU transferable course
Section
InstructorDaysTime
74243
​Freese
​Th *
11:50 AM - 01:00 PM

Reading 129
Refining ESL Reading Skills (1 Unit)

T
his course is designed to help students approach low-advanced reading materials in their content area courses by introducing several effective reading strategies, such as those from the Reading Apprenticeship Project. This is a support course for American College English (ACE) courses, including: ACE 093 and ACE 102.
  • ​CSU transferable course
Section
InstructorDaysTime
74241
​Freese
​Th *
11:50 AM - 01:00 PM

Reading 130

Reading Strategies Across the Curriculum (1 unit)

This course is designed to help students approach difficult reading materials in their content area courses by introducing several effective reading strategies, such as those from the Reading Apprenticeship Project. This is a support course for discipline specific courses.

  • CSU transferable course
Section
InstructorDaysTime
74225
​Freese​
​Th *
11:50 AM - 01:00 PM

Reading 134
Reading in the Social Sciences (1 unit)

This course is designed to help students approach challenging and varied reading tasks on topics related to Social Science areas by introducing several effective reading strategies, such as those from the Reading Apprenticeship Project. This is a support course for discipline-specific courses in Cultural, Behavioral, and Social Sciences, which includes: Anthropology, Chicano Studies, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Gender Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Geography, History, Global Studies, International Development, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. 
  • CSU transferable course
Section
InstructorDaysTime
​74167
​Freese
​W
​11:50 AM - 12:40 PM

Reading 136
Reading in STEM (1 unit)

This course is designed to help students approach challenging and varied reading tasks on topics related to STEM areas by introducing several effective reading strategies, such as those from the Reading Apprenticeship Project. This is a support course for discipline-specific courses in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), which includes: Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology/Earth Science, Kinesiology, Microbiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Oceanography, Physics, and Computer Science; Aerospace, Architectural, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Geomatics, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering; Algebra, Calculus, Liberal Arts Math, Statistics and Probability, and Trigonometry. 
  • CSU transferable course
Section
InstructorDaysTime
​74183
Freese
​Online
​Web

Reading 138
Reading in the Humanities (1 unit)

This course is designed to help students approach challenging and varied reading tasks on topics related to the Humanities areas by introducing several effective reading strategies, such as those from the Reading Apprenticeship Project. This is a support course for discipline-specific courses in the Humanities, which includes: Art, Communication, English, Literature, Modern Languages, Performing Arts, and Philosophy.
  • CSU Transferrable Course 
Section
InstructorDaysTime
​74172
​Freese
​W
​09:15 AM - 10:05 AM

Reading 150

Critical Reading (3 units)

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.

  • CSU transferable course
  • CSU GE (Plan B): Area A3: Critical Thinking
  • SCC GE (Plan A): Area E2: Communication and Analytical Thinking
Section
InstructorDaysTime
74173
​Freese
​MW
10:15 AM - 11:40 AM
74174
​Freese
TTh
10:15 AM - 11:40 AM
74175
​Freese
​Online
Web
​​74177
​Freese
​Online
​Web