Critical Reading as Critical Thinking
Prerequisite: ENGRD 110 or ESLR 320 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
Advisory: ENGLB 70, ENGWR 101, or ESLW 320
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A3
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course covers the theory and practice of essential reading skills for proficient academic performance with an emphasis on (1) reading strategy applications in textbook, fiction, and nonfiction, (2) critical analysis and evaluation of college level academic texts in multicultural writings, fiction and non-fiction reading, (3) critical and analytical evaluation of college level expository, narrative, descriptive, and argumentative essays and research, (4) development and expansion of critical thinking skills required in todays diverse work environment, (5) vocabulary development, and (6) development of flexibility in reading rate. This course meets the Reading Competency requirement for the AA and AS degrees, and is CSU transferable. Additional work in the Reading and Writing Center (ENGLB 70 or 75) may be advised. (Competency: Reading)