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READ 110 Introduction to Critical Reading

3.0 units.
Advisories: READ 310 - Reading Skills and Strategies or ENGL 312 or ESL 310 ; or ENGL 513 - Writing Skills 3
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Reading 110 is designed to equip students with effective reading skills for success in college courses. The emphasis is on improving reading comprehension and developing effective text analysis. Students learn to engage successfully a variety of texts to suit different reading purposes; to develop literal, inferential, and critical comprehension skills; and to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate texts from diverse sources. By practicing critical reading, students will also improve their writing skills. This class serves as a prerequisite for English 101. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Lab: 1 hour per week. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for ENGL 113 or ESL 110.

READ 310 Reading Skills and Strategies

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: C - Credit - Not Degree Applicable
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Reading 310 uses fiction and nonfiction texts to develop reading skills and strategies. The emphasis is on improving reading comprehension and efficiency and helping students become critical readers. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for ENGL 312 or ESL 310.

READ 510 Improving Reading Comprehension

4.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: C - Credit - Not Degree Applicable
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Designed to introduce students to reading skills necessary for success in college. Emphasis is on improving reading comprehension and developing vocabulary. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for ENGL 510 or ESL 510.