Reading

http://www.miracosta.edu/READ

Reading courses are designed to build and enhance college-level skills in reading and critical thinking. Students take READ 100  to satisfy MiraCosta College’s reading competency requirement and to apply toward the Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Arts and Humanities or Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences associate degrees. (See Liberal Arts for specific degree requirements.)  READ 101 may also be used to satisfy the MiraCosta reading competency requirement and may apply toward the Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Business and Technology associate degree.

Contact Information

Chairs: Kelly Hagen (Letters, Pre-Transfer), John Kirwan (Letters, Transfer)

Dean: Dana Smith

www.miracosta.edu/READ

Department: Letters, Transfer Department and Letters, Pre-Transfer Department

Office: Building SAN Admin, 760.634.7876

Full-Time Faculty

Luke Lambert

Courses

READ 30: College Reading Development

Units: 4
Prerequisites: None
Lecture 4 hours. (1520.00)

This course is designed to help students develop their college reading skills in the areas of comprehension, vocabulary, reading strategies, and reference skills. It introduces students to a variety of reading strategies and skills designed to improve their individual reading abilities.

READ 100: Critical Reading and Thinking

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours. (1520.00)

This course is designed to improve students' skills and techniques in critical reading, critical thinking, analysis, and logical reasoning in academic texts. Topics include advanced critical reading, logical reasoning and thinking, argument validation, analysis of extended argument, examination of valid and invalid inferences, and problem solving skills.

READ 101: Reading for College Success

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours. (1520.00)

This course is designed to improve students' abilities to read and understand college-level texts across the curriculum. It introduces various reading and learning strategies to improve textbook reading in various disciplines. Topics include discipline-specific reading strategies, critical reading and thinking, reading as a process, summary writing, note taking, research skills, and study skills.

READ 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

READ 298: Directed Study in Reading

Units: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor and department chair approval and successful completion of 12 units of college work with at least a 3.0 grade-point average.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Laboratory 3 hours
Laboratory 6 hours
Laboratory 9 hours. (1520.00)

This course allows students to pursue a special area of interest in order to achieve specific goals beyond the scope of existing courses within the discipline. Students work independently and interact directly with an instructor on an individual basis and as prescribed by the Directed Study Agreement.