RDG 096 READING FOUNDATIONS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
RDG 096 – Reading Foundations
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:
- read fluently;
- apply critical thinking, analytical and comprehension skills to selected readings; and
- demonstrate proficiency in speaking, vocabulary and listening skills.