Literacy

  • Literacy 0410 
    Assessment of Language Development

    1  credit hour

    Evaluates the language development of native speakers of English in order to ensure a knowledge/skill/strategy base for appropriate placement for reading and writing instruction. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Mandatory Testing - Appropriate scores on the Reading or Writing Pre-Course Placement Exams. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0411 
    Beginning Reading I

    1  credit hour

    Fundamental course for emergent readers. Students will learn to associate sounds with letters in order to decode single-syllable and multi-syllable words and develop a repertoire of sight words. Students develop vocabulary through discussion of words heard during reading and by analyzing word parts. Students listen to texts read to them and read with assistance. Students read frequently from a wide range of texts and respond by discussing the texts with their instructor. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0412 
    Beginning Reading II

    1  credit hour

    Fundamental course for emergent readers. Students will develop greater proficiency in using the print-sound code to read words and short texts with accuracy and fluency and expanding their repertoire of sight words. Vocabulary is built through increased independent reading, word analysis, and beginning dictionary use. Comprehension is built through multiple readings of more complex texts that contain more challenging vocabulary and fewer illustrations. Students will apply various strategies when they recognize that a text does not make sense. Frequent reading is expected. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0413 
    Beginning Reading III

    1  credit hour

    Fundamental course for emergent readers. Students will develop proficiency in using the print-sound code to read regularly and irregularly spelled words automatically. More reading is done independently and silently. Students begin to discuss features of different kinds of texts and to examine different parts of one text to see how the information is connected. Vocabulary is built through defining unfamiliar words and through exploring a word's functions and forms. Students also keep a personal vocabulary list and a reading log. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0418 
    Beginning Reading Extended Practice

    1  credit hour

    Provides reading opportunities that enhance automatic word recognition, fluency in oral and silent reading, vocabulary development, and comprehension of texts at an appropriate level for the individual student in one of the Beginning Reading courses. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0421 
    Beginning Writing I

    1  credit hour

    Writing fundamentals course for emergent writers. Students will write frequently for a variety of purposes and begin to gain confidence as a writer, using whatever means are at hand to communicate and make meaning, including drawing, letter strings, letter approximations, and dictation. Students will learn about the writing process and use elements as appropriate to communicate ideas that are important to them. Language use and conventions will be learned so that student writing contains a high proportion of correctly spelled high-frequency words. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0422 
    Beginning Writing II

    1  credit hour

    Writing fundamentals course for emergent writers. Students will generate their own topics and make decisions about which pieces to work on more extensively. Students will begin to write sentences of varied structures; incorporate learned vocabulary into their writing; correctly spell words with regular spelling patterns and use logic to guide their spelling of unfamiliar words; and use correct punctuation for sentence boundaries. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0423 
    Beginning Writing III

    1  credit hour

    Writing fundamentals course for beginning writers. Students will use language to make their writing interesting and clear. Students will use the writing process and pay more attention to purpose and audience, and they will create a rubric to guide their revisions. Students will spell words with irregular spelling patterns and will expand their use of punctuation. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0428 
    Beginning Writing Extended Practice

    1  credit hour

    Provides opportunities to enhance writing skill for students in a Beginning Writing course. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0431 
    Intermediate Reading I

    1  credit hour

    Foundational course for beginning readers. Students will continue to build fluency and learn vocabulary through exploration of and practice with unfamiliar words and through wide reading of a variety of kinds of texts. Comprehension is strengthened through using strategies before, during, and after reading. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0432 
    Intermediate Reading II

    1  credit hour

    Foundational course for intermediate readers. Students will strengthen their reading skills and reinforce their knowledge of syllable patterns in order to achieve fluent oral and silent reading. Emphasis is placed on building vocabulary and beginning to understand the complexities of words. Students read more challenging texts, especially content-area texts, attending more to information that is implicitly stated and examining the connections in text by analyzing formatted features. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0433 
    Intermediate Reading III

    1  credit hour

    Foundational course for intermediate readers. Students will continue to solidify their decoding skills in order to read fluently and comprehend more challenging texts, especially expository texts. Students will continue to connect ideas in text and use organizational patterns to understand and remember information. Students will read widely to build background knowledge on a variety of subjects and build vocabulary by beginning to analyze the complexities of words. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0438 
    Intermediate Reading Extended Practice

    1  credit hour

    Provides opportunities to practice reading strategies and strengthen reading skills for students in an Intermediate Reading course. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0441 
    Intermediate Writing I

    1  credit hour

    Basic writing course for beginning writers. Students will practice writing well-developed paragraphs as part of a longer composition and spend more time revising and reflecting on how changes improve their writing. Students will become more independent when editing their work and rely more on resources than on the instructor to correct surface-level mistakes. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0442 
    Intermediate Writing II

    1  credit hour

    Basic writing course for intermediate writers. Students will decide what ideas to incorporate into their writing, how to organize them for a specific purpose, and how to develop them effectively. Students will choose precise words and sentence structures that create interest and clarity. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0443 
    Intermediate Writing III

    1  credit hour

    Basic writing course for intermediate writers. Students will pay attention to how parts of their composition fit in with it as a whole and to begin to understand why writing is considered a recursive process. Assignments require more formal types of writing than the previous course. Students will gain more familiarity with accepted language conventions. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0448 
    Intermediate Writing Extended Practice

    1  credit hour

    Provides opportunities to enhance writing skill for students in an Intermediate Writing course. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy 0449 
    Intermediate Read/Write Capstone Course

    1  credit hour

    Establishes readiness for coursework in the Developmental English sequence, in both Reading and Writing. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

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