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Course Descriptions

RDG 80   Spelling I ...   2

Individualized course of study presenting words with basic spelling patterns, complicated consonant patterns, and complicated vowel patterns. Word families and rules for addition of word endings included. Programmed learning techniques utilized.

RDG 81   Spelling II ...   2

Individualized course of study presenting words with basic spelling patterns, complicated consonant patterns, and complicated vowel patterns. Word families and rules for addition of word endings included. Programmed learning techniques utilized.

RDG 83   Vocabulary Improvement ...   2

Individualized course that provides programmed learning to guide through elements of vocabulary development. Includes directed practice in context clues, working with visually similar words and homonyms, and learning commonly misunderstood words.

RDG 84   Introduction to College Vocabulary ...   3

Individualized, comprehensive course that provides programmed learning to guide through elements of college-level vocabulary. Includes Latin and Greek derivatives as well as words from fiction, drama, poetry, general literature, psychology, and foreign expressions. Emphasizes communication skills, and includes vocabulary as applied to rhetoric, figures of speech and clear, concise writing.

RDG 85   Reading Fundamentals ...   3

Prerequisites: reading assessment test.

This course is designed to help students expand the range of their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills with direct practice.

RDG 90   Vocabulary for College Reading ...   3

Directed practice in college vocabulary skills emphasizing communication skills, figures of speech, rhetoric, and clear and concise writing. Course is ESL friendly.

RDG 92   Reading Improvement ...   3

Prerequisites: Course required based on assessment test reading scores or pass RDG085

Directed practice in college reading skills; emphasizes word comprehension skills including context clues, dictionary use, and word components as well as paragraph comprehension skills including locating and inferring information.

RDG 93   Introduction to College Reading ...   3

Prerequisites: Course required based on assessment test reading scores or pass RDG 092.

Provides directed practice in development of college reading skills, emphasizing vocabulary skills, comprehension skills, advanced reading skills, and reading for study. Vocabulary skills include dictionary use, word components and etymology, context clues, and multiple meanings of words. Comprehension skills include main ideas and support words signaling key concepts. Advanced reading skills include critical reading and reading efficiency. Reading for study includes effective textbook study methods, outlining, study mapping, summarizing, and textbook graphics.

RDG 104   Reading For Non-Native Speakers ...   4

Prerequisites: Compass ESL Listening Test score of 67 to 79 plus placement with the oral interview as required by the Academic ESL Program Coordinator.

Directed practice in college reading skills emphasizing vocabulary, comprehension, critical thinking, reading efficiency and reading across the curriculum for non-native speaking students. 

Corequisites: ESL 100, ESL 103 required and a suggested corequisite of ESL 107.

RDG 106   Advanced Reading for Non-Native Speakers ...   3

Prerequisites: ESL 103/SPE 100,and ESL 104 with a minimum grade of C or better and ESL 100

Directed practice in advanced college reading skills emphasizing discipline specific vocabulary, advanced comprehension, higher level critical thinking skills, improved reading efficiency and reading across the curriculum for second-language students. 

Corequisites: ESL-105, and ESL-108 recommended

RDG 111   Reading Across the Disciplines ...   3

Prerequisites: ACT reading test score of 19 OR Compass reading test score of 80 OR Nelson/Denny reading test score of 204 required.

Focus is on improving reading and thinking skills through skill instruction and extensive guided-practice with academic discipline-based readings.