Reading Courses

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ENGL V05 - COLLEGE-LEVEL READING FOR CRITICAL ANALYSIS - 3.5 Units

Recommended preparation: ENGL V06A or placement as measured by the college assessment process

Hours: 3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory weekly

This course is a college-level reading course designed to help students improve their reading comprehension and ability to do critical analysis. They will develop advanced vocabulary skills and improve their reading speed and comprehension in assignments involving lengthy and difficult college-level texts and scholarly articles.

Formerly READ V01. Transfer credit: CSU.

 

ENGL V06A - ACADEMIC READING - 3.5 Units

Recommended preparation: ENGL V07 or ESL V33 or placement as measured by the college assessment process

Hours: 3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory weekly

This is a college-level reading course which is designed to help students improve their reading comprehension across the disciplines. They will develop content area and individualized vocabulary and learn to identify and distinguish between literal and implied thesis statements and supporting details in complex articles and expository essays of medium length. They will also read, summarize, paraphrase and analyze such expository passages.

Formerly READ V02A.

 

ENGL V06B - READING MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE - 3 Units

Recommended preparation: ENGL V07 or ESL V33 or placement as measured by the college assessment process

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

This is a survey of multicultural literature which focuses on reading, understanding and writing about the genres of poetry, short fiction and drama. This course is designed to help students improve their understanding of the elements of each of the genres and the social and historical and cultural contexts which contribute to the works. Students will learn to read, summarize, and analyze literary works from a variety of cultural groups. They will also learn to do literary research.

Formerly ENGL V02B/READ V02B. Same as AES V30.

 

ENGL V07 - INTERMEDIATE READING COMPREHENSION AND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION - 3.5 Units

Recommended preparation: ENGL V08A or ENGL V08B or ESL V34A or ESL V34B or placement as measured by the college assessment process

Hours: 3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory weekly

This is an intermediate-level reading course which is designed to help students improve their reading comprehension at the level of the short essay. They will individually develop their vocabularies and learn to identify literal and implied main ideas and supporting details at the level of the short essay. They will also read, summarize, paraphrase and analyze short, simple expository passages.

Formerly READ V03. Same as ESL V33. Not applicable for degree credit.

 

ENGL V08A - LOW-BEGINNING READING COMPREHENSION - 3.5 Units

Recommended preparation: placement as measured by the college assessment process

Hours: 3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory weekly

This is a beginning-level reading comprehension course intended as a bridge for students from English as a Second Language, the Educational Assistance Center, or into the college. It is designed to help students develop reading comprehension at the paragraph level and to develop a functional vocabulary.

Formerly READ V04. Same as ESL V34A. Not applicable for degree credit.

 

ENGL V08B - HIGH-BEGINNING READING COMPREHENSION - 3.5 Units

Recommended preparation: placement as measured by the college assessment process

Hours: 3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory weekly

Students will read and analyze short passages of several paragraphs in length. They will also develop a functional academic vocabulary.

Same as ESL V34B. Not applicable for degree credit.

 

ENGL V09 - INDIVIDUALIZED READING - 1 Unit

Hours: 2 lecture-laboratory weekly

This course is designed for students who want to improve their reading in areas such as reading speed, comprehension, spelling, vocabulary, and study skills. After appropriate diagnosis and discussion with the instructor, students will begin work in specific skill areas.

Formerly READ V10. May be taken for a maximum of 4 times. Offered on a credit/no credit basis only.