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English, Developmental

Developmental and Educational Studies

ENGL-80 BASIC READING TACTICS I
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-90 or ESL-91.
Two-way corequisite: ENGL-80L.
This course is designed to diagnose reading deficiencies and improve basic reading skills, primarily comprehension. This course is for students who already have a basic understanding of phonics and word analysis but who need additional work in building basic comprehension skills. This course will emphasize identifying the main idea and supporting details, improving factual recall, recognizing context clues, making inferences, and drawing conclusions. Vocabulary improvement will also be stressed. (2/04)

ENGL-80L READING TACTICS LABORATORY
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite: ENGL-90 or ESL-91. Two-way corequisite: ENGL-80. Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL-83.
The reading lab is required of all students registered in ENGL-80. It is designed to improve reading skills by providing individualized assistance through a prescriptive program based on individual reading strengths and needs. (4/04)

ENGL-81 BASIC READING TACTICS II
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-80, 80L.
Two-way corequisite: ENGL-81L. Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL-84.
This class emphasizes comprehension and critical thinking skills at a pre-college reading level. This course is for students who need to work applying reading comprehension skills and critical reading/thinking skills to pre-college level reading materials. Instruction will focus on strategies used to build reading skills. (11/04)

ENGL-81L READING TACTICS LABORATORY
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite: ENGL-80, ENGL-80L. Two-way corequisite: ENGL-81. Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL-84.
The reading lab is required of all students registered in ENGL-81. It is designed to improve reading skills by providing individualized assistance through a prescriptive program based on individual reading strengths and needs. (4/04)

ENGL-83 BASIC WRITING I - SENTENCE TO PARAGRAPH
5 units: 5 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-90 or ESL-94.
Advisories: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL-80, ENGL-80L; concurrent enrollment in ESL-85 is also recommended for non-native speakers.
This course is devoted to developing competency in basic English grammar, sentence construction, and paragraph development. The student will have practice in constructing original sentences and paragraphs which demonstrate comprehension and application of basic grammatical concepts and patterns of standard English sentences and paragraphs. (2/04)

ENGL-83L SENTENCE STRUCTURE
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
Advisory: ENGL-83.
This course is a laboratory experience to help students at developmental levels to improve their sentence structure. The program is basically self-paced. (4/04)

ENGL-84 BASIC WRITING SKILLS II - PARAGRAPH TO ESSAY
5 units: 5 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-83.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL-81.
This course is devoted to developing competency in writing paragraphs and short essays by means of intensive practice in writing, including paragraph structure and development, focusing on short essays. (5/01)

ENGL-86L SPELLING
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
Advisory: ENGL-90 or ENGL-94B.
This course is designed to provide additional instruction or reinforcement for students who have difficulty in spelling. This course is generally tailored to the individual student's needs and is basically self-paced. (4/04)

ENGL-87L VOCABULARY
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
Advisory: ENGL-90 or ESL-91.
This course is a laboratory experience to help students at developmental levels to enlarge their vocabularies. This program is basically self-paced. (4/04)

ENGL-89ABCD COMMUNICATION SKILLS LABORATORY
0.5 - 2 units: 1.5 - 6 hours lab.
Advisory: ENGL-80 or ENGL-83. (Note: The letter designation indicates unit value, ''A'' being for 0.5 unit, ''B'' for 1 unit, etc., in 0.5-unit increments.)
This course is a laboratory experience primarily to help students who have taken a writing class but who still need additional work before they progress to the next writing class. It is designed to provide individualized assistance and assignments to improve a student's deficient areas. The number of hours and the number of assignments vary based on the units enrolled in. Each letter (i.e., A, B, C, or D) may be taken only once. (4/04)

ENGL-90 BASIC LANGUAGE AND LEARNING SKILLS
4 units: 4 hours lecture.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course is to assist language skill development of students. Instruction will place emphasis on phonics, fundamental reading comprehension, and basic sentence writing skills. It will also cover basic spelling and vocabulary skills. (2/00)


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