Isothermal Community College

Academics

English and Reading Classes

Beginning Fall 2013, Academic Development English courses will change.  The English (ENG 080, 085, 090, and 095) and reading (RED 080, 090) courses will be replaced with the following courses. These courses are taught in a web-assisted format, and are eight-week courses. Students can register for up to two courses in one semester.

If you are a continuing student and have questions about how the old courses cross-walk to the new courses, please contact your advisor or call the Advising Center at (828) 395-4210.

DRE 096 - Integrated Reading and Writing

Prerequisites:    Placement Score
Corequisites:     None
Credit hours:      3*

This course develops proficiency in specific integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; these topics are primarily taught at the introductory level using texts primarily in a Lexile® range of 860 to 1010. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of academic and career-related texts and composing effective paragraphs.

DRE 097 -  Integrated Reading and Writing II

Prerequisites:    DRE 096
Corequisites:     None
Credit hours:      3*

This course develops proficiency in integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; except where noted, these topics are taught at a reinforcement level using texts primarily in a Lexile® range of 960 to 1115. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate and apply those skills toward understanding a variety of complex academic and career texts and composing essays incorporating relevant, valid evidence.

DRE 098  - Integrated Reading and Writing III

Prerequisites:    DRE 097
Corequisites:     None
Credit hours:      3*

This course develops proficiency in integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; except where noted, these topics are taught using texts primarily in the Lexile® range of 1100 to 1320 in order to prepare students to be career and college ready. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of texts at the career and college ready level and toward composing a documented essay.

*These credits are institutional credits only and cannot be used for graduation. They are used for determining hour load for payment, eligibility for financial aid, or classification for a full-time student.