List of Courses
RDG 087 Intermediate Reading Skills (3 EQ)
Designed to meet the needs of students who wish to strengthen their reading and study skills. Emphasis will be placed on vocabulary building; structural analysis; spelling improvement; such comprehension skills as paraphrasing and summarizing; and improving the study skills of time management, organizational techniques and listening. Prerequisite: RDG 079 or on the basis of Placement Test Score.
RDG 087L Intermediate Reading Skills - Lab (1 EQ)
RDG 093 Reading Preparation for College (3 EQ)
Designed to meet the needs of students who wish to strengthen their reading and study skills to the level necessary to handle the demands of college-level work. Emphasis will be placed on such comprehension skills as organizational patterns, outlining, overview outling in texts, marketing texts and summarizing; study skills such as listening and note taking, time management and library use; and vocabulary building, including dealing with technical terms in content area courses. Prerequisite: RDG 087 or Placement Test.
RDG 093L Reading Preparation for College - Lab (1 EQ)
RDG 130 Reading and Study Skills (1 credit)
Designed to improve basic skills necessary for college success. Emphasis will be on effective methods of study and reading comprehension.
RDG 134 Listening and Notetaking Skills (1 credit)
Course stresses improvement in both listening and note-taking during lectures. Emphasis is on listening for main ideas and for supporting details. The Cornell Method of note-taking is stressed and students are encouraged to apply the method to actual lecture courses. Skills analysis will provide direction for improvement.
RDG 136 Vocabulary Building (2 credits)
Designed to provide the student with several methods for dealing with unfamiliar words. Meaning in context, structural analysis, history of language, and dictionary and thesaurus skills will be studied. Students will work to improve their choice of words in writing and to strengthen their recognition vocabulary when reading. Prerequisite: Placement Test/RDG 093.
RDG 140 Vocabulary and Learning Strategies for Health Sciences (3 credits)
Designed specifically for health science majors for the purpose of developing learning strategies and vocabulary in the science content areas. The learning strategies component will focus on improving note-taking in science classes, reading science textbooks, active strategies for integrating class materials for test preparation, and test-taking strategies for lecture and lab exams. The vocabulary component will focus on developing knowledge of Greek and Latin roots and affixes, as well as building science knowledge and vocabulary from current health readings. Prerequisite: Placement Test/RDG 093.
RDG 142 Reading and Learning Strategies (3 credits)
This course is designed to help students manage the demands of technology courses. Emphasis is on breaking down technological reading materials with focus on reading for information from technical manuals and documents. Understanding technical jargon and acronyms will also be addressed. Effective notetaking and active study strategies combined with higher level thinking skills to prepare for exams and efficient time management will also be incorporated as a means to improve student success in technical curricula. Special emphasis will be placed on problem-based learning using collaborative teams.
RDG 153 College Learning Strategies (3 credits)
This course is designed to help students become more efficient learners through practice of higher level thinking skills. Emphasis is on taking complete, accurate notes; effective use of class notes in study; reading and marketing text assignments; strategies for taking essay and objective exams; studying beyond the literal level; and techniques for dealing with technical terms and unknown vocabulary. Prerequisite: Placement Test/RDG 093.
RDG 154 Critical Reading (3 credits)
Emphasis is on critical reading and thinking skills, vocabulary development and reading flexibility. Students will analyze and evaluate material beyond the literal level. Critical thinking skills will also be applied to the mastery of content area course work. Prerequisite: RDG 153 or Permission of Instructor.