PCC/ CCOG / DE

Course Content and Outcome Guide for DE 50

Course Number:
DE 50
Course Title:
Vocabulary Building
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Topics include determining word meaning, parts of speech, pronunciation, spelling, and writing with new vocabulary. Recommend for students in developmental and preparatory reading and writing classes. Prerequisites: Reading COMPASS score 44-65 or successful completion of ESOL 250 with a "C" or better. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Comprehend college-appropriate reading materials
  • Write using appropriate vocabulary to communicate ideas
  • Employ vocabulary development strategies

Outcome Assessment Strategies

 

  • in-class tests
  • writing assignments
  • speaking assignments
  • personal new word list

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • comprehension
  • written expression
  • speaking
  • context clues
  • diacritical marks in dictionaries
  • spelling and pronunciation
  • proofreading