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ED409 Language and Literacy in Education

Engages students in understanding how language and literacy work broadly in society and specifically in schools and other educational contexts. Introduces students to broad areas of language study (sociolinguistics, globalization and language) while asking fundamental questions about the nature of language and literacy learning. Explores the complexity, diversity, and power of language (written, spoken, and visual) as a tool for communicating and thinking, and how it may affect learning in specific content areas. Provides an opportunity for reflecting upon the implications of language study for teaching and learning in schools in a global economy. (Meets content-pedagogy requirement for professional teaching certification).

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring
Prerequisites: [EDU 498 recommended]
Restrictions: None
Instructors: M. Curry
ED 409 Language and Literacy in Education course information is subject to change, please check the latest schedule.