ENGL 117 Adv Reading in Academic English

This is the second of two courses focused on developing students' skill in reading academic English texts. In this course, authentic academic texts will be used to further practice skills such as reading for overall meaning, using context clues, skimming and scanning, and identifying text structure.

Credits

2 Credits

Notes

Limited to non-native speakers of English.

ENGL 117Adv Reading in Academic English

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

English, Languages, and Philosophy

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Other

Credit Hours Narrative

2 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

32

Semester Contact Hours Lab

0

Semester Contact Hours Clinical

0

Notes and Advisories (only if included in catalog)

Limited to non-native speakers of English.

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

Y

Credit Hours Maximum, if repeatable

4

III. Catalog Course Description

This is the second of two courses focused on developing students' skill in reading academic English texts. In this course, authentic academic texts will be used to further practice skills such as reading for overall meaning, using context clues, skimming and scanning, and identifying text structure.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Read and comprehend general academic writing. Reading with increasing speed and level of comprehension. Select and use appropriate pre-reading, while-reading, and post-reading strategies. Identify and comprehend main ideas. Identify and comprehend supporting details. Identify and use elements of textbook design to understand textbook content. Deal effectively with unknown vocabulary met while reading. Locate information quickly in new as well as previously read material. Recognize and use an increasing range of vocabulary.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

The reading process, including pre-reading, while-reading, and post-reading strategies Reading excerpts from authentic academic texts and textbooks in English for overall understanding and for detail Identifying main ideas and details Recognizing text structure Identifying and using elements of textbook design to understand textbook content. Strategies for dealing effectively with unknown vocabulary met while reading, including context clues, word parts, dictionary use, etc. Recognizing and using an increasing range of vocabulary Locating information quickly in new as well as previously read material Recognizing and using an increasing range of vocabulary

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

The reading process, including pre-reading, while-reading, and post-reading strategies Reading excerpts from authentic academic texts and textbooks in English for overall understanding and for detail Identifying main ideas and details Recognizing text structure Identifying and using elements of textbook design to understand textbook content. Strategies for dealing effectively with unknown vocabulary met while reading, including context clues, word parts, dictionary use, etc. Recognizing and using an increasing range of vocabulary Locating information quickly in new as well as previously read material Recognizing and using an increasing range of vocabulary

Required Exams

n/a

Required Text

Final exam for reading skills.

Required Materials

n/a

Required Activities

Textbook determined by instructor.

Assessment Strategy Narrative

n/a

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

The reading process, including pre-reading, while-reading, and post-reading strategies Reading excerpts from authentic academic texts and textbooks in English for overall understanding and for detail Identifying main ideas and details Recognizing text structure Identifying and using elements of textbook design to understand textbook content. Strategies for dealing effectively with unknown vocabulary met while reading, including context clues, word parts, dictionary use, etc. Recognizing and using an increasing range of vocabulary Locating information quickly in new as well as previously read material Recognizing and using an increasing range of vocabulary n/a Textbook determined by instructor.