English Course Descriptions
A brief description of SCC English composition courses are provided below.
English 100, Freshman Composition with Integrated Support (4.5 units)
This course will address the following in more detail than a standard English 101, with an emphasis on integrated support to improve sentence skills, grammar, and mechanics: rhetorical and logical principles related to the development of significant expository content in intelligently organized essays, paragraphs, and sentences; critical reading; acceptable diction, appropriate tone, and academic style; the writing process with a focus on prewriting, drafting, and revision strategies; use of library research tools and techniques to produce a well-documented paper in proper MLA format.
English 101, Freshman Composition (4 units)
The five general purposes of this course include rhetorical and logical principles related to the development of significant expository content in intelligently organized essays, paragraphs, and sentences; critical reading; acceptable diction and sentence mechanics; the writing process with a focus on prewriting, drafting, and revision strategies; use of library's research tools and the techniques of a documented paper in proper MLA format.
Reading Course Descriptions
A brief description of SCC's reading courses are provided below.
Reading 101, Introduction to Academic Reading (3 units)
This course is designed to provide you with opportunities to expand reading comprehension, master high-level vocabulary, develop a foundation for the critical evaluation of college-level text, improve reading rate and build confidence and positive attitudes toward reading in order to help you succeed in college.
Reading 102, Academic Reading (3 units)
This course introduces a repertoire of reading strategies aimed at preparing you for comprehension of complex college-level reading material. Advanced reading strategies provide the foundation for the development of critical reading and the recognition of patterns of academic thought. Reading strategies for specific disciplines, including the Social Sciences, Business, Humanities and the Arts, Mathematics and the Natural Sciences are presented.
Reading 130, Reading Strategies for Across the Curriculum (1 unit)
This course is designed to help you approach difficult reading materials in content area courses by introducing several effective reading strategies, such as Talking to the Text, Think-Aloud, and Chunking. This is a support course for discipline-specific courses.
Reading 150, Critical Reading (3 units)
This course addresses the relationship between critical reading and critical thinking, including emphasis on the development of critical reading and thinking skills that facilitate the interpretation, analysis, criticism, and advocacy of ideas encountered in academic reading.