Reading Program Curriculum

ENG 170 - CRITICAL READING 3/3/0 Units (soon to be renamed ENG 70)

Prerequisite: completion of English 1A with "C" or better, fulfills critical thinking requirement for CSU (and UC as of Fall 2013); fulfills information competency requirement for AA degree.
Course Content Includes:

  • Development of critical thinking
  • Reading and writing skills
  • Research skills

This course is designed to develop skills consistent with a demanding college curriculum:understanding implied content, exercising logical reasoning, and acquiring argumentative writing skills are emphasized. English 170 is a good follow-up for students who have completed English 180.

 

ENG 180 - SPEED READING 3/3/0 Units

Fulfills reading competency requirements for AA degree
Transferable credit to CSU
Course Content Includes:

  • Rate building with recreational study, and critical reading material
  • Skimming/scanning techniques
  • Reading comprehension at or above college level
  • Vocabulary development at or above college level

This class is traditional with emphasis on group drill, individual participation, and lecture. Designed for students reading at or above 10th grade level who wish to increase their reading efficiency.

 

ENG 340 - READING SKILLS FOR COLLEGE 3/3/1 Units

Corequisite: ENG 341 Reading Lab
Course Content Includes:

  • Vocabulary development
  • Reading comprehension
  • Study skills strategies used in reading textbooks, taking tests & listening
  • Writing

This class is a traditional class, limited in size, to prepare students for college-level work by bringing their reading abilities and study skills to college proficiency. Emphasis is on individual help and careful progress to develop reading confidence and success in college.

 

ENG 345 - BUILDING BASIC READING SKILLS 3/3/1 Units

Corequisite: ENG 346 Reading Lab
Course Content Includes:

  • Literal comprehension
  • Vocabulary skills
  • Expand recreational reading
  • Written summaries of a reading

This course is recommended for students whose reading placement scores indicate a substantial need for reading improvement. Materials will be at the student's instructional reading level and range from expository readings to novels and short stories.

 

ENG 332 - ESL READING LAB .5/0/1 Units

These lab classes are designed to help improve spelling, reading, comprehension, reading rate, vocabulary, or study skills at your own pace independent of formal class structure. 

You meet with the lab instructor for formal diagnosis and program planning, then work independently on the assigned material.  These classes offer an excellent opportunity to brush up skills and earn credit when there is no time in your schedule for a 3-unit class or to develop needed strategies once the semester has begun and it is too late to enroll in class. Open entry/open exit -- students may register for and complete the class anytime throughout the semester.

 

ENG 334 - SPELLING SKILLS FOR COLLEGE 2/2/1 Units

Corequisite: English 335 (1 lab hour/week)
Course Content includes:

  • Basic spelling rules
  • Commonly misspelled words
  • Dictionary usage
  • Principles of pronunciation

This class is designed for students who need to develop their spelling skills for success in college.  Through classroom instruction, lab us and testing, students will learn to sharpen their spelling and writing ability.

 

ENG 333 - READING SKILLS LAB .5/0/1 Units

These lab classes are designed to help improve spelling, reading, comprehension, reading rate, vocabulary, or study skills at your own pace independent of formal class structure. You meet with the lab instructor for formal diagnosis and program planning, then work independently on the assigned material.  These classes offer an excellent opportunity to brush up skills and earn credit when there is no time in your schedule for a 3-unit class or to develop needed strategies once the semester has begun and it is too late to enroll in class.  Open entry/open exit -- students may register for and complete the class anytime throughout the semester.