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Course Descriptions
Reading

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READ 82   |   READ 83   |   READ 84   |   READ 85    |   READ 881   |   READ 882   |   READ 883

Read 82
Proficient Reading
4.0 units: 4.0 hours lecture, 0.3 hour supplemental learning
Transferable to CSU; see counselor for limitations
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass

Prerequisite: Qualification through the LBCC assessment process for Reading or successful completion (PASS) or READ 883 or ESL 863. 

This course provides instruction in the strategies necessary for college reading with an emphasis on the application of comprehension, vocabulary, and critical reading skills to academic and technical reading assignments. Students are required to complete 3 hours of Supplemental Learning assistance activities in designated Success Centers. 

READ 82 meets the minimum reading proficiency requirement for graduation and is transferable to the CSU system. 
 

Read 83
Power Reading

4.0 units: 4.0 hours lecture
Transferable to CSU; see counselor for limitations
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass

Prerequisite: Qualification through the LBCC assessment process for Reading or successful completion (PASS) or READ 883 or ESL 863.

This course focuses on power reading strategies, analysis of written discourse, and application of flexible reading techniques to personal, professional, and academic reading. It is designed for those with strong comprehension skills. Students are required to complete 3 hours of Supplemental Learning assistance activities in designated Success Centers. 

READ 83 meets the minimum reading proficiency requirement for graduation and is transferable to the CSU system. 
 

Read 84
Analytical Reading

3.0 units: 3.0 hours lecture
Transferable to CSU; see counselor for limitations
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass

Prerequisite: Successful completion of READ 82 or READ 83 or has met the reading proficiency through the assessment process.

This course provides instruction in strategies needed for logical thinking, critical reading, and analysis of argumentative writing. Emphasis is placed on the ability to analyze and evaluate written material by establishing thesis and support, identifying patterns of logic and reason, and determining point of view and authority. Read 84 enables students to gain efficiency with the challenges of critical reading and analytical thinking in all academic disciplines. 

READ 84 fulfills the A3 requirement, and is transferable to the CSU system.
 

Read 85
Vocabulary Building

3.0 units: 3 hours lecture
Transferable to CSU; see counselor for limitations.
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass

Prerequisite: none

This course provides a study of methods to expand general word knowledge and build academic vocabulary across the disciplines, emphasizing conceptual development and effective communication. This course is specifically designed to increase personal vocabulary skills and stimulate appreciation of the English language.

READ 85 is transferable to the CSU system.
 

Read 881
Reading Essentials

4 hours lecture: 4 units credit
Grading: pass/no pass

Prerequisite: Qualfication through the LBCC assessment process for Reading or successful completion (PASS) of BAE 601A or BAE 601B
or ESL 860 
or READ 880

This course focuses on essential reading skills and strategies with an emphasis on comprehension, vocabulary, and active reading. Comprehension skills are developed through the use of narrative and expository text. To help gain efficiency with comprehension, students are required to complete 3 hours during the semester in a Success Center focusing on activities and assignments related to the course content.

Read 882
Reading Development

4 hours lecture: 4 units credit
Grading: pass/no pass

Prerequisite: Qualification through the LBCC assessment process for Reading or successful completion (PASS) of READ 881 or ESL 861. 

This course develops essential reading concepts. The course focuses on literal and inferential comprehension strategies with continued building of vocabulary skills. Exposure to longer text selections provides opportunities for applying academic reading skills.

Read 883
Reading Improvement 
4 hours lecture: 4 units credit 
Grading: pass/no pass 

Prerequisite: Qualification through the LBCC assessment process for Reading or successful completion (PASS) of READ 882 or ESL 862. 

For students who have previously acquired essential reading skills, Read 883 reinforces instruction in reading improvement strategies and vocabulary enrichment, emphasizing the development of critical comprehension. Opportunities to apply the components of critical comprehension in a variety of genres emphasize both deeper and broader thought processes. Students are required to complete 3 hours of learning activities in a Success Center over the course of the semester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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