Interim Dean: Brooke Choo, PhD
The Reading Program at Irvine Valley College prepares students for the demands of reading expectations in their college course work, increases their reading rate and comprehension levels, and allows them to read and write critically and analytically. Students in RD 370 develop comprehension strategies, increase vocabulary, learn study reading techniques, and prepare for college level reading found in both college text books and articles. RD 74 is a critical reading course designed to teach students to read and write analytically. This course focuses on analysis of written arguments. Finally, students enrolled in specific reading, writing, and ESL courses may sign up for RD 372 , an independent reading course. (For a list of approved co-requisite courses, please refer to the RD 372 course description.) Students in RD 372 will have a list of activities that support the curriculum in their particular co-requisite course.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the reading courses, students will be able to
- Correctly identify the main idea in each of five paragraphs.
- Create a main idea sentence when given a topic.