Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

INTL 085 Low-Intermediate Academic Reading

5 credits
This course, for non-native speakers of English who are international students, builds on and reinforces reading skills taught in INTL 079  and further develops integrated critical thinking and language -learning strategies, and vocabulary building at the low-intermediate level.

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

Corequisites: INTL 081 , INTL 086, INTL 084  or INTL 088 .

Quarters Offered: All

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

  • Predict content, read low-intermediate level texts for main ideas and identify details
  • Relate readings to other readings and prior knowledge
  • Infer and draw conclusions
  • Support personal opinions through examples
  • Practice brainstorming techniques and organizing ideas through the use of graphic organizers and basic outlines
  • Develop proper topic sentences with appropriate support
  • Write a variety of sentences, including compound and compound-complex, although with grammatical errors
  • Write extended paragraphs with relevant topic sentences, appropriate support and conclusions
  • Edit and evaluate others’ writing in a peer-editing context
  • Write effective opinion, descriptive, and contrast paragraphs
  • Write a basic 5-paragraph essay following appropriate format

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50