Aug 14, 2020
ELAR 970 - English Language Academic Reading I
The first required course in a sequence of two courses designed to teach academic reading of American English. Emphasis on intermediate college skills required for success in content courses, including vocabulary development, critical thinking, paragraph and essay comprehension, textbook and media analysis, test- and note-taking, and dictionary use. Additional laboratory required. PREREQUISITE(S): AELR 910 with a grade of C or better or placement by testing required by the College of non-native speakers of English. Five hours each week. Formerly RD 102, AELR 920.
5 semester hours
FIVE EQUIVALENT CREDIT HOURS. NOT APPLICABLE TO A DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE. MAY NOT BE USED TO SATISFY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS. NOT INCLUDED IN GPA CALCULATION.
Upon course completion, students will be able to:
- Recognize language features and sentence structures to help in reading comprehension.
- Use core reading strategies (e.g., mapping, outlining, and, paraphrasing) to show understanding of basic academic texts.
- Use target high frequency general and academic vocabulary and collocations appropriately.
- Recognize the basic components of an academic text, including stated and implied main ideas, major and minor supporting details, transition/signal words, and patterns of organization.
- Paraphrase and summarize, to explain both direct and implied ideas in basic academic texts, charts and graphs.
- Explain the relationships within and between sentences and paragraphs in a variety of text types.
- Use reference sources (with support) such as basic electronic dictionaries, thesauri and other to comprehend readings.
- Perform (with support) basic browser functions to access sources.
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