Reading Department

Reading Department

The Reading Department offers courses and campus resources to improve skills in reading, writing, and comprehension to ensure student success. Reading skills are vital building blocks for progression in college, career, and personal life.

Faculty

Patricia WalterDr. Patricia Walter
Department Chair
Coles Building Room 134
(361) 698-1533
pwalter@delmar.edu

Tammy DonaldsonDr. Tammy Donaldson 
Instructor of Reading
Coles Building Room 146
(361) 698-1222
tdonaldson@delmar.edu

McdowellDr. Forrest McDowell
Reading Lab Coordinator and Reading Instructor
Coles Building Room 119
(361) 698-1952
fmcdowell@delmar.edu

RaquelRaquel Almodovar
Administrative Assistant & Coles Building Coordinator
Coles Building Room 134
(361) 698-1534
ralmodov@delmar.edu

Rebecca AlvaradoRebecca Alvarado
Instructor of Reading 
Coles Building Room 145
(361) 698-1534
ralvarad9@delmar.edu

Courses Offered

READ 0305. BASIC READING AND COMPREHENSION (3-1-3) 1085212. Basic development reading course for students who do not meet the prerequisites for READ INRW 0408 or NCBO Base or NCBO Intermediate or who need help improving reading skills. Development of vocabulary, basic comprehension, study skills, critical reasoning and recognition of the organization of ideas in written material. One-hour lab required. Not counted toward graduation program or certificate. Students enrolling in READ 0305 are required to enroll in FSEM 0101. Assessment levels: R1, E1, M0.

INRW 0408. INTERGRADED READING AND WRITING. Intermediate developmental reading course for students who do not meet the prerequisites for NCBO Intermediate or other college-level courses or who need help in improving reading skills. Improvement of vocabulary, reading comprehension, critical reasoning and study skills. One-hour lab required. Not counted toward graduation. Assessment levels: R2, E1, M1.

DE02.0004. DEVELOPMENTAL READING .(1-0-1) 32.0108.61.12 Non-semester length developmental reading intervention targeting students needing minimal remediation of fundamental reading skills to develop comprehension, vocabulary, and rate. A variety of instructional methods will be used, including workshops, computer-based learning, and individual tutoring. Assessment Levels: R2, E3, M1.

Page last updated March 27, 2018.

Contact Information

Dr. Patricia Walter
Department Chair
Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
pwalter@delmar.edu
(361) 698-1534

Dr. Forrest McDowell
Reading Lab Coordinator
fmcdowell@delmar.edu
(361) 698-1952

Raquel Almodovar
Administrative Assistant
Coles Building Coordinator
ralmodov@delmar.edu
(361) 698-1534