Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Aug 18, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

INTL 079 Beginning Academic Reading

5 credits
This course, for non-native speakers of English who are international students, emphasizes reading skills, develops integrated critical thinking and language -learning strategies, and vocabulary building at the beginning level.

Prerequisites: Appropriate score on IEP Placement test, or instructor permission.

Corequisites: INTL 077 , INTL 078  or INTL 084 , IINTL 059.

Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to, in English:

  • Differentiate between main ideas and supporting details in high-beginner level materials
  • Evaluate simple written texts for advantages and disadvantages/pros and cons
  • Express opinions and support them with specific information
  • Give advice and offer suggestions in an advice column format
  • Effectively use brainstorming, graphic organizers, and outlines to generate and organize information for writing
  • Write clear simple and complex sentences, showing some control of basic grammar (e.g. present and past tense) and punctuation
  • Write clear simple academic paragraphs with topic sentences, support and conclusions