Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   College Vocabulary Skills


 Department:    READ

 Course #:    105

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    230101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Emphasizes vocabulary-building through advanced use of context clues, roots/affixes, and memory strategies.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Through a variety of instructional approaches students will be able to:
    • Analyze words for roots and affixes
    • Infer word usage through various context clues
    • Apply spelling patterns and dictionary strategies
    • Understand major characteristics of stages of language development
    • Identify how language is an extension of cultural issues and diversity of ideas
    • Improve self-image through improved vocabulary usage

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek roots and affixes
  2. Context clues
  3. Spelling patterns
  4. Dictionary strategies
  5. Basic development of the English language