Reading (X)

  • EDUC–X 100 Practice in Reading and Study for Self-Improvement (0 cr.) Attempts to discover weaknesses in the student’s methods of reading and study, and to provide remedial exercises. Much of the work is done on an individual basis. (Offered at regional campuses only.)
  • EDUC–X 101 Techniques in Textbook Reading (2–3 cr.) B-I Instruction and guided practice in techniques for learning from printed materials. Emphasis is on gaining information from texts, practicing retrieval, and discussing concepts. Much of the work is done on an individual basis.
  • EDUC–X 150 Reading/Learning Techniques I (1–3 cr.) B-I Emphasis on mechanics of reading, flexibility in reading, styles of learning, listening comprehension, vocabulary development, word attack, reading comprehension, and reading rate.
  • EDUC–X 151 Reading/Learning Techniques II (1–3 cr.) B-I Develops higher levels of learning skills, with instruction and practice in critical reading and listening, understanding and applying principles, and methods of learning.
  • EDUC–X 152 Reading/Learning Techniques III (1–3 cr.) B-I Offered in two options: as a reading rate course with major topics covering reading rate development, comprehension power, skimming, and scanning; or as individualized study for students who want to work in a special area in conjunction with an instructor on an individually designed program. Variable title.
  • EDUC–X 153 Reading and Reasoning for the New College Student (2–3 cr.) B Emphasis on transition to college-level analytical and critical reading, including argument analysis; convergent, divergent, and constructive reading of texts; and concept/theme building through reading. Experiences in the main library and career services center are provided. Students will address issues of commitment and persona; responsibility for college learners.
  • EDUC–X 155 Critical Reading and Research Seminar (3 cr.) B Focus is on academic literacy for high achieving or honors students, including critical reading on challenging materials, inquiry, acclimation to the environment of high expectations, and both social and intellectual diversity of a university campus. Readings and inquiry center on a theme selected for particular groups.
  • EDUC–X 156 College and Life Long Learning (1–2 cr.) B Students attend 11 public workshops on a wide range of reading, study, and learning skills topics offered by the Student Academic Center and meet for 13 individual conferences with instructors or peer mentors to discuss concepts and application. Emphasis is on developing positive (and eliminating negative) behaviors.
  • EDUC–X 157 Key Strategies for Academic Success (1–3 cr.) B Three one-hour modules cover personal aspects of learning, college-level intellectual skills and strategies, and performance on examinations. These modules may be taken singularly or in any combination and/or order for a maximum of three credit hours.
  • EDUC–X 158 Culture of College (3 cr.) B Presents a comprehensive view of college as a culture to be learned and understood while developing academic and personal skills that support success. Intended for students on academic probation or entering students who would benefit from sustained support for a full semester.
  • EDUC–X 159 Connecting with Campus Resources (2 cr.) B Students construct a plan for academic success in consultation with instructors and peer mentors, seek out resources and experiences to fulfill that plan, and complete collaborative and writing activities to enrich their insights. Focus is on learning to function as active members of the campus learning community.
  • EDUC–X 160 Mastering Academic Skills for Reinstated Students (3 cr.) A team approach is taken to support students who have successfully petitioned for reinstatement after academic dismissal. Students meet regularly with an instructor, peer mentor, and counseling intern while completing four course units geared toward developing the academic skills and understanding necessary for success.
  • EDUC–X 400 Diagnostic Teaching of Reading in the Classroom (3 cr.) Diagnosis of reading difficulties and solution to problems through research, conference, and practice in the use of materials and equipment.
  • EDUC–X 401 Critical Reading in the Content Area (1–3 cr.) B Aids elementary and secondary teachers in the development of instructional strategies that assist students in the comprehension, critical analysis, and integration of ideas presented in print material of various subject matter areas.
  • EDUC–X 425 Practicum in Reading (1–8 cr.) P: X 400 or E 339-41 or E 331-32; or consent of instructor. B-I Students will work in selected elementary and secondary classrooms, diagnosing reading problems and developing students’ reading competence.
  • EDUC–X 460 Books for Reading Instruction (3 cr.) B Examines use of trade books and non-text materials for teaching language arts and reading K-8. Special sections may focus on specific student populations. Section emphasis announced each semester.
  • EDUC–X 470 Psycholinguistics for Teachers of Reading (1–3 cr.) B-I Explores the linguistic and cognitive dimensions of language. Discusses relationships among the systems of language and among the various expressions of language. Always includes topics on semantics, grammar, and dialect.
  • EDUC–X 490 Research in Language Education (1–6 cr.) B-I Individual research.

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