Reading Services Department

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Course Descriptions

Courses numbered under 100 are not intended for transfer credit.

10 Spelling I
One hour lecture (1)
Is a fast track course which helps the student to learn the necessary rules, techniques, and skills to improve spelling.

11 Spelling II
One hour lecture (1)
Is an intensive study and application of techniques necessary to improve college-level spelling ability and proofreading.

30 Fundamental Reading Skills/CAI
Three - Six hours laboratory (1-2)
An individualized computer assisted reading class based on in-depth computerized testing, assessment and prescription for the improvement of students' reading comprehension. Open entry/open exit. Grading: Pass/No Pass.

49 Developing College Reading Skills
Three hours lecture-Three hours laboratory (4)
A course for students who need to improve reading and study skills. Comprehension and vocabulary study is offered to help students read college-level textbooks and other reading materials with ease.

51 Mastering Reading Skills
Three hours lecture-Three hours laboratory (4)
A course designed to apply strategies for reading difficult material to facilitate literal and affective comprehension as well as improving critical thinking skills.

110 Power Reading
Three hours lecture-Three hours laboratory (4) Meets CSU GE requirement/ Area E
Is the course for students who read at the college level. It aids in increasing reading rate and flexibility, as well as the development of higher comprehension skills and critical analysis in reading.

110 Power Reading Internet
Three hours lecture-Three hours laboratory (4) Meets CSU GE requirement/ Area E
Is the course for students who read at the college level. It aids in increasing reading rate and flexibility, as well as the development of higher comprehension skills and critical analysis in reading.

This is a hybrid course combining online lecture and face-to-face lab components. Classroom lectures at times will be replaced with online interaction, electronic submission of some assignments, and structured online discussions.

115 Vocabulary Development
Two hours lecture (2)
Is offered for college-level readers who wish to widen their vocabulary range. It develops greater understanding and usage of words.

120 Critical Reading
Three hours lecture (3) Meets CSU GE requirement/Area A

Is offered for college students who want to improve reasoning skills through reading. This course emphasizes logical reasoning, advocacy of ideas, analyzing arguments, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.