South Suburban College
South Suburban College

Reading Courses

Numbers in parenthesis are credit hours/semester and actual hours/week in class.

Where special course fees are required in addition to tuition, they are noted at the end of the individual course description. These fees are subject to change without prior notice.


RDG 080 - Reading & Learning Skills I (3, 4)

Prerequisite: Placement Test

Reading 080 is the first course in a three-semester developmental sequence. Building on the students oral language foundation, the class introduces basic vocabulary and comprehension strategies. Emphasis is on development of sight vocabulary, word-attack strategies and comprehension of words, sentences, and short reading passages.  Fee.

RDG 081 - Reading & Learning Skills II (4, 4)

Prerequisite: RDG 080 or Placement Test; concurrent with SSK 100

Reading 081, the second course in a three-semester developmental sequence, provides instruction and practice with reading techniques needed to process informational text. The course presents strategies for making sense of reading and vocabulary acquisition strategies.  Fee.

RDG 082 - Reading & Learning Skills III (3, 4)

Prerequisite: RDG 081 or Placement test

Reading 082 is the third course in a three-semester developmental sequence. The class provides instruction and practice with reading techniques needed in a career or college course. The course presents methods for identifying major concepts and significant details from text and strategies for organizing information for study purposes.  Fee.

RDG 105 - College Reading (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: Placement test or RDG 082 with a grade of C or above

Designed to enrich overall reading skills. Emphasis on literal, effective and critical comprehension skills. Vocabulary enrichment, study skills, techniques and flexibility in reading rate. Allied Health emphasis.

To assure correct placement, new students will be required to take the Placement Test prior to registration.

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