2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Sep 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ENG 140 - Reading Across the Curriculum


Description: Develop academic reading and critical thinking strategies. Focus on improving reading comprehension, information literacy, and vocabulary.

Prerequisites: ENG 100  or higher level composition (may be taken concurrently) or satisfactory score on the English skills assessment. Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Strategies to improve comprehension
  2. Strategies for summarizing, analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing texts
  3. Basic research, including evaluating and utilizing sources
  4. Effective questioning and problem-solving methods for exploring issues
  5. Vocabulary building techniques and development
  6. Strategies for approaching texts in a variety of subject areas

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply critical thinking skills before, during, and after reading to improve comprehension. (1)
  2. Analyze and summarize aspects of a text, including the author's credibility, purpose, assumptions, bias, and logic. (2)
  3. Apply information literacy strategies. (3)
  4. Construct pertinent questions and create effective solutions to text analysis and research problems, with the understanding that closure is not always reached.(4)
  5. Develop and expand college-level vocabulary. (5)
  6. Demonstrate comprehension of texts from a variety of disciplines. (6)