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 2021 Reading Course Offerings
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.
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.
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.
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