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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

LIT 501 - Foundations of Literacy: Birth to Adolescence

Catalog Year 2013-2014

This course will provide the candidate with an understanding of the nature of literacy in the new millennium; the impact of technology upon literacy’s changing face; the role of gender, race, class and ethnicity in literacy practices; the role of ideology in literacy instruction; and the changing nature of literacy instruction in the face of the above challenges. Topics under discussion will included all aspects of literacy acquisition and development, the construction of meaning through prior knowledge, strategies and approaches to creating theoretically sound instructional environments, and understanding the current climate of assessment standards. The transactional nature of the literacy process itself as well as the candidate’s own reading and writing practices will act as guiding principles.

PREREQ: Graduate standing.
credit: 3