Courses

ACAD 100 Developmental Reading Skills | 2 transcript credits

  •  14 weeks.
  • In-person classes
  • An academic reading and vocabulary development course designed to help students establish a solid foundation for collegiate academic success.
  • Emphasis on strengthening comprehension, reading strategically for varying purposes, and applying learned strategies to actual coursework.
  • Pre-and post-testing reveals an average gain in reading ability of over three grade levels for students who complete this course.

ACAD 115 Strategies for Academic Recovery | 2 credits

  • Class meets for 14 weeks
  • 2x per week
  • Intended for students with GPAs below 2.25 to success
  • Assists students in identifying and overcoming personal barriers
  • Topics include self-management, personal responsibility, motivation, growth mindset metacognition and learning strategies
  • Collaboration with other campus resources is an integral component of the course
  • Students meet individually with the instructor at least 2x per semester
 

ACAD 125 Learning Strategies For College Success | 1 credit

  • Fall and Spring Semesters 7 weeks in-person or online asynchronous
  • 8 week Summer Session online asynchronous only
  • Open to students of all GPAs, first-years through seniors, who want to develop more sophisticated study strategies.
  • Close to 700 students enroll annually, including students in highly selective majors, such as Nursing.
  • Students will learn and apply self-regulatory strategies for time management, memory, note taking, academic reading, test preparation, and test taking.
  • Peer academic coaches are available for individual study strategy assistance.

ACAD 169 College Reading Strategies | 1 credit

  • 7 weeks.
  • Open to any student (first-year through senior) who wants to develop more sophisticated reading techniques.
  • Read actively, using a critical-thinking, problem-solving approach to academic texts. 
  • Apply appropriate strategies to maximize reading comprehension and retention of material. 
  • Self-monitor the effectiveness of comprehension strategies applied and adjust those as needed. 
  • Apply strategies for approaching new content-specific vocabulary to learn and retain vocabulary words.  

ACAD 176 Topics IN College Reading: Strategies for Reading In A New Language | 2 credits

  • 14 weeks
  • In-person classes
  • Comprehend academic texts, news articles, and essays
  • Become confident independent self-monitoring
    readers
  • Utilize a variety of reading strategies and view
    reading as a comprehensive process
  • Manage complex academic readings across
    disciplines and apply critical reading strategies
    to construct meaning from text

ACAD 176 Topics In College Reading: Reading Strategies For Pre-Nursing | 1 credit

  • 7 weeks
  • Online asynchronous classes 
  • Read actively, using a critical-thinking, problem-solving
    approach to academic texts
  • Demonstrate use of various reading strategies to meet
    the reading demands of Pre-Nursing and Nursing
    coursework
  • Apply appropriate strategies to maximize reading
    comprehension and retention of material
  • Self-monitor the effectiveness of comprehension
    strategies applied and adjust those as needed

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