Reading and Study Skills (READ) Courses

READ 015  4 Units  
Preparation for College Reading  

Lecture: 72 contact hours

This course is designed to foster general reading improvement with an emphasis on reading comprehension and vocabulary. Assignments are based on diagnostic tests, which identify strengths and weaknesses in reading comprehension and vocabulary.

Associate Degree Applicable

READ 100  3 Units  
College Academic Reading  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined through the SBVC assessment process.

This course is designed to improve reading and learning processes, reading comprehension, and critical thinking strategies as applied to all stages of academic reading. Emphasis will be on the integration and synthesis of academic text.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

READ 102  3 Units  
Critical Reading As Critical Thinking  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 100

This course explores the relationship of critical reading and critical thinking with an emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills and the application in the interpretation, analysis, criticism, and advocacy of ideas encountered in academic reading.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

READ 615  Noncredit  
Preparation for College Reading  

Lecture: 72 contact hours

Have you seen the movies IT or Doctor Sleep? They are based on Stephen King novels. How about The Hate U Give, Crazy Rich Asians, or Jurassic Park? These movies were also book-to-movie adaptations. If you’re a fan of movies, read the books that inspired them! This noncredit course is designed to foster improvement in reading comprehension and vocabulary. Coursework includes reading texts from various genres and other assignments, while preparing students for college reading success across the disciplines. This course may also be offered for credit, as READ 015.
READ 620  Noncredit  
Reading Skills  

Lab: 54 contact hours

This noncredit, self-paced course is designed for students requiring basic reading skills instruction, including, but not limited to, phonics, dictionary usage, vocabulary development, syllabication, and beginning reading comprehension skills.