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Course Descriptions

READ 0100 (3-0-3)

Fundamental reading skills to develop comprehension, vocabulary, and rate. This course is designed to enable college students to become more aware of themselves as readers and to develop strategies and skills to meet the demands of college reading.  Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, study skills and the comprehension strands.  Individual and group tutoring, counseling, and computer-assisted learning are available. Prerequisite: None.

NCBR 0050 Reading Lab (0-2-1)

This course is designed for students to participate in remedial reading studies on an individual basis. Course content is customized to each student’s specific deficiencies in reading.  This course is a paired course with the READ 0100. Prerequisite: None.

INRW 0100 Integrated Reading and Writing (3-0-3)

The focus of this course will be the development of a proficiency in basic forms of expository writing and critcal readings skills in addition to vocabulary and the comprhension strands essential to success in academic and technical fields of study. Emphasis is placed on writing and revising paragraphs and essays using standard English and development of fundamental writing skills such as idea generation, organization, style, and utilization. Prerequisite: None.

INRW 0200 Integrated Reading and Writing (3-0-3)

INRW is designed to develop students' critical reading and academic writing skills.  The focus of the course will be on applying critical reading skills for organizing, analyzing, and retaining material and developing written work appropriate to the audience, purpose, situation, and length of the assignment.  The course integrates preparation in academic reading skills with skills in writing a variety of academic essays. 

INRW 0200 and ENGL 1301 (3-0-3)

WRIT 200.B2 and ENGL 1301.B2 is designed to accelerate students though advanced developmental writing and English composition in one semester. Students start the semester in the accelerated writing course that emphasizes the writing process, mechanics, grammar, punctuation, and the various rhetorical modes for development.  This course places emphasis on research and the research project. Mid-semester students start English 1301.B2.  Students compose several essays including a research paper following MLA documentation and format.

WRIT 0100 (3-0-3)

This course provides instruction in fundamental writing skills.  Emphasis is placed on writing and revising paragraphs and essays using standard English.  Individual and group tutoring, counseling, and computer assisted learning are available.  Prerequisite: None.

NCBW 0050 Writing Lab (0-2-1)

This course is designed for students to participate in remedial writing studies on an individual basis. Course content is customized to each student’s specific deficiencies in writing. This course is a paried course with WRIT 0100. Prerequisites: None.

MIRW 0150  Modular Integrated Reading and Writing (3-0-3)

This is an integrated reading and writing multi-level emporium model performance-based course designed to develop students’ critical reading and academic writing skills.  The focus of the course will be on applying critical reading skills for organizing, analyzing, and retaining material and developing written work appropriate to the audience, purpose, situation, and length of the assignment.  The course integrates preparation in basic academic reading skills with basic skills in writing a variety of academic essays. The course fulfills TSI requirements for reading and writing at differing levels.  Prerequisite: Departmental placement test equivalent.











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