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Reading Course Descriptions

RD080 Effective Reading
Focuses on active reading by identifying main ideas and major details in a variety of materials. Improves comprehension by understanding vocabulary clues and text organization. Introduces outlining, concept mapping, and informal summarizing to improve learning. Prerequisite: Placement into RD080; or consent of instructor. Corequisite: Linked section of RD085. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

RD085 College Reading
Prepares students to comprehend and apply information from college-level textbooks through a study-reading process. Includes application of study reading skills to specific academic disciplines and career fields. Prerequisite: Placement into RD080; or consent of instructor. Corequisite: Linked section of RD080. F, W, Sp, Su
2 Credits

RD090 College Textbook Reading
Prepares students to comprehend and apply information from college-level textbooks. Encourages active reading by teaching students how to ask and look for answers to questions about author's purposes and strategies. Includes application of active reading skills to specific academic disciplines and career fields. Prerequisite: Placement into RD090. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

RD115 Academic Thinking & Reading
Prepares students to become active participants in the process of reading print and digital college level materials. Encourages students to build and apply a repertoire of reading and thinking strategies to meet the demands of an academic setting. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

RD120 Critical Thinking & Reading
Explores the structure of critical thinking and how to evaluate thinking including that of other perspectives, and using a systematic and disciplined approach. Examines critical concepts, questions, and ideas that lead to further development of critical and ethical reasoning skills and abilities. Develops an appreciation for curiosity, imagination, objectivity, sensitivity, and intellectual honesty as characteristics of successful thinkers. Applies critical and creative thinking skills to consideration of issues of Difference, Power and Responsibility (DPR) within American society. Prerequisite: Placement into RD120 and WR115; or RD115 and WR090, each with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp; CL
3 Credits

XRD0001A ETG Speed Reading
ETG Speed Reading.
0 Non-Credit

XRD0653A ETG Speed Reading
Covers speed reading techniques to improve reading pace and comprehension
0 Non-Credit