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Reading (RDG)

RDG 20  (3 credit hours)  
Improved College Reading  

Improves proficiency in reading comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills, and prepares students for college and career reading through individualized and/or group instruction practice. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: As determined by KCTCS Placement Policy.
Attributes: Remedial - Reading, Course Also Offered in Modules
Components: LEC: Lecture
RDG 30  (3 credit hours)  
Reading for the College Classroom  

Improves critical reading skills by developing vocabulary techniques, active reading strategies, comprehension accuracy, and interpretation of visual elements in text. Applies theories and strategies taught in the course to college and career reading materials. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: As determined by KCTCS Placement Policy, or successful completion of RDG 20.
Attributes: Remedial - Reading, Course Also Offered in Modules
Components: LEC: Lecture
RDG 41  (1 credit hours)  
Reading Laboratory  

Designed to improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills. Strategies taught in this course will be applied to college level materials. Lab: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Compass score 81-83.
Attributes: Remedial - Reading
Components: LAB: Laboratory
RDG 96  (4 credit hours)  
Introduction to College Reading  

Improves proficiency in reading comprehension, critical thinking skills, and critical reading skills by developing vocabulary techniques, active reading strategies, comprehension accuracy, and interpretation of visual elements in text. Prepares students for college and career reading through individualized and/or group instruction and practice. Applies theories and strategies taught in the course to college and career reading materials. Lecture: 4.0 credits (60 contact hours)

Pre-requisite: Current KCTCS placement policy.
Attributes: Supplemental Reading
Components: LEC: Lecture
RDG 100  (1-3 credit hours)  
Reading Workshop  

Improves reading comprehension and vocabulary of expository materials by improving student's comprehension processes and reading-related study skills. Applies strategies and skills taught in the course are applied to college level materials. Lecture: 1.0-3.0 credits (15-45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: KCTCS Placement Policy.
Attributes: Other, Supplemental Reading
Components: LEC: Lecture
RDG 185  (3 credit hours)  
College Reading  

Designed to improve critical reading, thinking, and writing at the college level by identifying the components of expository, persuasive, argumentative, and research text, including the author's use of tone, purpose, biased language and writing patterns. Apply strategies to college level text. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: KCTCS Placement Policy.
Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Supplemental Reading
Components: LEC: Lecture
RDG 201  (0.5 credit hours)  
Active Reading  

Applies active reading, metacognitive, self-evaluation, and reading rate strategies for proficiency in reading comprehension. Includes topics such as the reading process, self-monitoring and self-correcting comprehension, and adjusting reading strategies for various comprehension purposes. Lecture: 0.5 credits (7.5 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: As determined by KCTCS Placement Policy.
Attributes: Remedial - Reading
Components: LEC: Lecture
RDG 202  (0.75 credit hours)  
Transitions, Thought Patterns  

Construct meaning from texts through analyzing transitions and patterns of organization to improve comprehension and critical thinking skills. Lecture: .75 credits (11.25 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: As determined by KCTCS Placement Policy.
Attributes: Remedial - Reading
Components: LEC: Lecture
RDG 203  (1 credit hours)  
Basics of Argument  

Recognize basic argument components, analyze contradictions to prior learning, and draw valid conclusions about claims and supports for claims to improve critical reading and thinking skills. Use main ideas to accurately summarize texts. Lecture: 1.0 credits (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: As determined by KCTCS Placement Policy.
Attributes: Remedial - Reading
Components: LEC: Lecture
RDG 204  (0.75 credit hours)  
Words and Visual Elements  

Expands vocabulary through examining word parts and context clues, and infers tone and purpose through word combinations. Constructs meaning from visual elements to improve comprehension of text. Lecture: .75 credits (11.25 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: As determined by KCTCS Placement Policy.
Attributes: Remedial - Reading
Components: LEC: Lecture
RDG 301  (0.75 credit hours)  
Critical Reading  

Uses active learning, prior knowledge, and metacognitive strategies to quickly enhance comprehension. Uses active learning, prior knowledge, and self-assessment strategies to quickly enhance comprehension of text. Lecture: .75 credits (11.25 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: As determined by KCTCS Placement Policy, or successful completion of RDG 20.
Attributes: Remedial - Reading
Components: LEC: Lecture
RDG 302  (0.75 credit hours)  
Text Structures and Supports  

Analyzes text structures, paragraphs, longer passages, and arguments for central ideas, supporting examples, reasons, and evidence to construct meaning from texts. Lecture: .75 credits (11.25 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: As determined by KCTCS Placement Policy, or completion of RDG 20.
Attributes: Remedial - Reading
Components: LEC: Lecture
RDG 303  (0.75 credit hours)  
Logic and Evidence  

Analyzes text for logical reasoning and valid supports to quickly detect key information in texts. Lecture: .75 credits (11.25 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: As determined by KCTCS Placement Policy, or completion of RDG 20.
Attributes: Remedial - Reading
Components: LEC: Lecture
RDG 304  (0.75 credit hours)  
Words and Visual Elements  

Construct meaning from word parts, context clues, connotation, and denotation for accurate comprehension of text. Evaluate word combinations to determine the author's view, tone, and purpose for writing the texts. Infer meaning from visual elements such as diagrams, charts, and photos. Lecture: .75 credits (11.25 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: As determined by KCTCS Placement Policy, or completion of RDG 20.
Attributes: Remedial - Reading
Components: LEC: Lecture
RDG 1851  (0.75 credit hours)  
Critical Reading  

Apply Active Reading, Metacognitive processes and analyze common text structures and supporting details to improve basic critical reading skills. Lecture: .75 (11.25 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: current KCTCS placement policy.
Attributes: Enrichment Study Skills
Components: LEC: Lecture
RDG 1852  (0.75 credit hours)  
Valid Supports  

Identify patterns of writing and discern facts from opinions to determine valid supports. Use patterns and valid supports to organize ideas for a summary or concept map. Lecture: .75 (11.25 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: RDG 1852.
Attributes: Enrichment Study Skills
Components: LEC: Lecture
RDG 1853  (0.75 credit hours)  
Bias and Fallacies  

Interpret the author's devices for expressing the writing purpose, point-of-view and bias in informative, persuasive, and literary texts. Use this information to draw valid inferences and analyze logical reasoning from various types of texts. Lecture: .75 credits (11.25 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: RDG 1852.
Attributes: Enrichment Study Skills
Components: LEC: Lecture
RDG 1854  (0.75 credit hours)  
Words and Visuals  

Construct meaning from vocabulary and visual elements, and use this information to summarize, map concepts, and paraphrase content to improve critical reading skills. Lecture: .75 credits (11.25 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: RDG 1853.
Attributes: Enrichment Study Skills
Components: LEC: Lecture