Course number & Code: 252 Najd
Course title: Reading IV (Level Four) / Contact hours: 2
Textbook: MOSAIC TWO
(Prerequisite: Reading III)
Chapters to be covered: 6 to 8
Content, objectives, and skills
This course aims at training students in silent reading of long advanced texts. The main objective of the course is to develop the students’ critical and analytical abilities and thinking when confronted to a variety of carefully selected texts. The secondary objectives are to reinforce the reading skills taught in Level III and to train students to: 1) understand the main and secondary ideas of texts, 2) discern subtle differences of ideas and shades of meanings, 3) recognize the cause-effect relationships, 4) differentiate fact from opinion, 5) detect bias and prejudice, 6) perceive implicit as well as explicit relationships between words, sentences and ideas, 7) recognize valid arguments and draw logical inferences and conclusions, 8) rephrase ideas for more clarity, and 9) summarize texts.