Courses in Reading

Reading I

READ 0080     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This college reading course offers a step-by-step approach to building the reading skills needed to successfully comprehend college-level textbook readings. Students practice reading comprehension skills and strategies, and then apply them to college-level textbook readings. Students also work on vocabulary acquisition through the study of academic words typically found in college-level reading materials. Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in Reading are indicated in parentheses after each competency on the Common Course Outline. (Prerequisites: None)

Reading and Critical Thinking I and II Modular

READ 0085     6.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this beginning and intermediate combination reading course, students first practice basic reading strategies using a computer-based reading program. They practice only the reading skills in which they are deficient. Deficiencies are identified by a diagnostic reading test taking at the beginning of the course. After practicing basic reading strategies in a computer-based reading program, students then expand and apply these reading strategies in Reading and Critical Thinking II, the application section of the course. The application section takes place in an actual classroom, and utilizes reading textbooks and supplemental literature in the application of reading strategies and concepts learned. Students must score 50-62 on the Reading Comprehension portion of the Accuplacer Test in order to enroll in this course. A grade of "C" or better is required for successful completion of this course. This course does not fulfill General Education requirements. This course is equivalent to READ 0090. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 50-62 on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test)

Reading and Critical Thinking II

READ 0090     4.00 Credits
This intermediate-to-advanced reading course focuses on applying the reading strategies, concepts, and skills learned in Reading I. This application course utilizes college-level texts of all genres in the application of reading comprehension strategies, concepts, and skills. A grade of "C" or better is required for successful completion of this course. This course does not fulfill General Education requirements. (Prerequisites: Reading Comprehension score of 63 through 77 on the Accuplacer Reading Test, or satisfactory completion of Reading I.)