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EDUC 310: Reading, Writing, and Urban Schools

Term: Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements:

This course will explore the different ways in which literacy is practiced by people in a wide variety of contexts, with a particular emphasis on the similarities and differences in the use of literacy across academic disciplines. It will explore theoretical orientations towards the definition of literacy and the acquisition and development of literacy across the lifespan. These theoretically-rooted examinations of literacy will guide considerations of how literacy is practiced and learned in all content areas within elementary and secondary classrooms. The course will involve a weekly tutoring component, in which students will work with an elementary or secondary student on a collaborative inquiry project.

Prerequisites: Foundations of Education,