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Course Description

Collegiate Skills - COLLS 50

College Reading (4-0) 4 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course focuses on developing vocabulary and comprehension skills in group and lab settings. Students will explore and develop reading strategies to improve reading and vocabulary fluency.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • Minimum score of 11-14 ACT-Reading, 18-21 SAT-Reading or 32-56 CPT-Reading Comprehension.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Develop reading comprehension strategies for different types of text.
  • Differentiate between stated and unstated main ideas and supporting details.
  • Analyze vocabulary using word parts and context clues.
  • Identify five major organizational writing patterns.
  • Identify the author's purpose.
  • Acquire 300 new vocabulary words.
  • Recognize valid inferences.
  • Analyze the central point and major supporting elements in an essay.
  • Document seminal events while reading an autobiography.
  • Generate short answer essays from reading notes.
  • Summarize essential elements of an essay.
  • Formulate a valid, documented response to an essay.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; COLLEGIATE SKILLS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/18/2018

 050140525College Reading 4Handelman N$22.008/25/0OpenT  02:30 PM-04:54 PM MC015
R  02:30 PM-04:54 PM MC040

Fall; 2018; COLLEGIATE SKILLS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 050140510College Reading 4Smith J$22.000/25/3ClosedM  11:00 AM-12:54 PM MC015
W  11:00 AM-12:54 PM MC040
 050140512College Reading 4Boyde S$22.000/25/0ClosedT  09:00 AM-10:54 AM MC015
R  09:00 AM-10:54 AM MC040
 050140521College Reading 4Handelman N$22.000/25/0ClosedT  12:30 PM-02:24 PM MC015
R  12:30 PM-02:24 PM MC040
 050140523College Reading 4Boyde S$22.003/25/0OpenT  02:00 PM-03:54 PM MC035
R  02:00 PM-03:54 PM MC050
 050140529College Reading 4Boyde S$22.000/20/0ClosedT  12:00 PM-01:54 PM MC035
R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM MC050
 050140548College Reading 4Smith J$22.000/25/0ClosedM  01:00 PM-02:54 PM MC015
W  01:00 PM-02:54 PM MC040
 050140551College Reading 4Smith J$22.000/25/0ClosedM  06:00 PM-07:54 PM MC035
W  06:00 PM-07:54 PM MC040
 050246520College Reading 4Margosian-Galindo N$22.000/24/1ClosedM  11:00 AM-12:54 PM RC420
W  11:00 AM-12:54 PM RC410