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RDG 096 READING FOUNDATIONS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

RDG 096Reading Foundations

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  RDG 096 Reading Foundations

Credit Hours:  4.5            Contact Hours:  4.5          Lecture:  4.5       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in ENG 085 or placement

Co-requisites:  RDG 096T                                              Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This is a reading skills course designed to increase the comprehension of transition-level students’ ability to interpret text accurately and evaluate it logically.  The course emphasizes a whole language approach; students learn to discuss, comprehend, and write about text as well as read it.  Individualized tutoring is available in addition to traditional classroom instruction.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. read fluently;
  2. apply critical thinking, analytical and comprehension skills to selected readings; and
  3. demonstrate proficiency in speaking, vocabulary and listening skills.