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RDG 001 - Individualized Reading and Study Improvement

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of BEP 090, if required.

Description: A required course for students who demonstrate reading deficiencies on the College Placement Test. Instruction will include recognition of main ideas and details, critical reading skills, and vocabulary improvement. Reading comprehension and study skills are enhanced through the practice of outlining, mapping, underlining, and summary writing. Students' strengths and weaknesses are diagnosed through standardized testing and ongoing evaluation. Students are required to attend a supervised Reading laboratory weekly for individualized practice work. (3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour) Students assigned to this course must pass it before proceeding to ENG 101. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 0
Department: Reading/BEP

RDG 002 - Reading and Studying College Texts

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of BEP 090 or RDG 001, if required.

Description: This course is designed to help deficient readers meet the demands of college reading and studying. An in-depth study and application of more advanced reading strategies will be provided using content readings from college texts. All strategies taught will foster the reading/writing/thinking connection. The strategies and knowledge students gain from this course will be applied directly to academic courses. Supplemental practice in reading and studying strategies will be available in a Reading Center. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 0
Department: Reading/BEP

RDG 003 - Individualized Reading and Reading/Studying College Texts

Description: Prerequisite: Placement into no more than two remedial courses, one of which is RDG 001, or those students who have passed BEP RDG 090 and exhibit strong mastery of concepts and behaviors integral to that course; eligibility for outgoing BEP students is determined by Deparment only. This course, which is non-credit, is a one-semester option to replace the two-semester sequence of RDG 001 and RDG 002. Instruction will incorporate pre-reading and active reading strategies including brainstorming, previewing, annotating, outlining, summarizing, paraphrasing, detremining main ideas as well as major and minor details, improving general and discipline-specific vocabulary, inferencing, synthesizing information and ideas, and adaptating critical reading strategies to a variety of college texts. Students will be encouraged to read, anlyze, evaluate and respond to academic text both orally and in writing. Emphasis will be placed on researching, reading and responding to information gleaned from online and print sources. Supplemental practice in reading and study strategies will be available in a Reading Help Center. This course cannot be repeated. Students assigned to this course must pass it in order to proceed to ENG 101. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 6
Department: Reading/BEP

RDG 030 - Rdg ESL 3 - Reading and Study for the Foreign Student

Prerequisites: Completion of ELI (English Language Institute) or placement by department.

Description: This is a required course for students who speak English as a second language and who demonstrate a need to develop mastery of college-level reading and study skills. Emphasis will be in the areas of inferential and critical reading, textbook study strategies, library research, vocabulary enrichment and the development of reading fluency. Students are required to attend a supervised reading laboratory session weekly for individualized supplemental instruction. Completion of RDG 030 will enable students to take a credited reading class. (3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour). SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 0
Department: Reading/BEP

RDG 101 - Effective College Reading

Prerequisites: Completion of Remedial Reading Courses or RDG 101 Placement.

Description: This is an advanced reading course focusing on the critical reading of mature, college-level material as well as reading for pleasure. Students will review a variety of strategies needed for effective academic reading and develop a repertoire of critical reading strategies to be used in the context of important issues facing today's student, society, and the diverse career fields in which they are likely to become employed. There will be an emphasis on information literacy and writing, including the use of library materials and the Internet. In addition, students will have the opportunity to improve their individual reading capabilities to facilitate greater comprehension and to develop a broader vocabulary through challenging reading materials rather than through isolated exercise. SUNY GEN ED-GHUM; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Reading/BEP

RDG 102 - Speed Reading

Prerequisites: RDG 101 placement.

Description: A concentrated course designed to present the theories of speed reading and to provide the student with extensive practice in developing a greater range in his/her efficient reading rate. Ability to adjust one's reading skills, especially rate and comprehension, to the type and level of the material are the main concern. This course is not designed for a student with a comprehension or vocabulary deficiency. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Reading/BEP

RDG 103 - Reading the New Media

Prerequisites: Satisfaction of all non-credit Reading requirements.

Description: This course invites students to apply the tools of critical reading to the new media. Using advanced literacy and comprehension skills, students will analyze, interpret, asses and synthesize information pertaining to news, contemporary issues, the arts and entertainment coming to them from a variety of on-line and textual sources, including, but not limited to, blogs, on-line newspapers and magazines, wikis, social networking and video sharing sites. SUNY GEN ED-GHUM; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Reading/BEP

RDG 104 - News on the Net

Prerequisites: Satisfaction of all non-credit Reading requirements

Description: This course is designed to teach students to become more discriminating news consumers as we are flooded by information and disinformation through the digital technology. The course helps students apply critical reading skills in the indentification of propaganda, bias, fairness, assertion, verification, evidence and implication in the presentation of news. The ramifications of culture, business and government on news delivery and reception by the public will be studied. SUNY GEN ED-GHUM; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Reading/BEP