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Literacy Studies (LITY)


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LITY 3310:     

Early Literacy Development
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education
A field-based course in the study of the wide range and variety of literature for the young child, both historical and contemporary; criteria for evaluation and selection; guidance of children's reading interest.

LITY 3320:

Foundations of Reading Theories and Assessment
Cr. 3. (3-2-1). Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education, CUIN 3323, IDST 3323, LITY 3352
Study of the theoretical underpinnings for literacy acquisition and assessment as well as the systems of language and how they are interrelated and mutually supportive. (Formerly RDG 3320).

LITY 3321:

Foundations of Early Reading Theories and Assessment
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education
To study the theoretical underpinnings for early literacy acquisition and assessment as well as the systems of language and how they are interrelated and mutually supportive. This course is designed specifically for students who seek Early Childhood-Grade 4 teacher certification on a deficiency plan.

LITY 3322:

Foundations of Literacy Theories and Assessment for Elementary Classrooms
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education
Specialization study of theoretical underpinnings for multiple literacy acquisition and Informal and formal assessment of virtual and traditional literacy in elementary classrooms; for EC-6 certification.

LITY 3323:

Foundations of Literacy Theories and Assessment for the Middle School Classroom
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education
Specialization study of theoretical underpinnings for multiple literacy acquisition and informal and formal assessment of virtual and traditional literacy in middle school classrooms; for 4-8 certification.

LITY 3330:

Using Literature With the Young Child
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
A field-based course in the study of the wide range and variety of literature for the young child, both historical and contemporary; criteria for evaluation and selection; guidance of children’s reading interest. Formerly “Literature for the Young Child”.

LITY 3331:

Literature for the Young Child
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education
Study of the wide range and variety of literature for the young child, both historical and contemporary; criteria for evaluation and selection; guidance of children’s reading interest. This course is designed specifically for students who seek Early Childhood-4th Grade teacher certification without the field-based component.

LITY 3340:

Using Literature with Adolescents
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education, CUIN 3323, IDST 3323, LITY 3352
A field-based study and application of adolescent reading material to include both traditional print literacy and virtual print literacy materials, criteria for evaluation and selection; includes the use of literature and trade books in content areas.

LITY 3350:

Methods and Materials: Teaching with Children’s and Preadolescent Literature
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, CUIN 3323, INDS 3323, LITY 3352
Integrated use of children's and preadolescent literature to promote caring teaching skills while evaluating modern and classic texts to meet current curriculum standards. (Formerly RDG 3350).

LITY 3352:

Literacy Development for 21st Century Elementary Students
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education.
Theory and research to examine traditional print literacy components; includes an introduction to virtual innovations to support literacy development.

LITY 4360:

Components of Effective Reading Instruction
Cr. 3. (3-2-1). Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education.
Application of instructional practice in the areas of oral language, phonological awareness, alphabetic principle, word study, spelling, fluency, comprehension, and written expression.

LITY 4361:

Reading and Writing Workshop
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education
A field-based course in the survey of goals, methods, and organization of literacy workshop programs and practices in the elementary and secondary schools.

LITY 4362:

Workshop Approach to Reading and Writing Instruction
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, CUIN 3323, INDS 3323, LITY 3352
A field-based course in the survey of goals, methods, and organization of literacy workshop programs and practices in the elementary and secondary schools. (Formerly RDG 4361).

LITY 4364:

Content Area Reading and Study Skills
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education. CUIN 3323, INDS 3323, LITY 3352
A non-field-based course that addresses the goals, methods and organization of literacy workshop programs and practices. (Formerly RDG 4362).

LITY 4365:

Components of Effective Literacy Instruction
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, CUIN 3323, INDS 3323, and LITY 3310.
Field/clinical application of research-based traditional and virtual practices to promote literacy competencies and classroom assessments.

LITY 6304:

Practicum in Literacy
Cr. 3. Prerequisites: Admission into the School of Education and Human Development Graduate Program
Connecting research-based traditional and New Literacies theoretical foundations to instructional practices under supervision in a field setting. Includes development of virtual multi-literacies portfolio.

LITY 6330:

Using Multicultural Literature in Schools
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Education and Human Development graduate program.
Evaluation and selection of children and adolescent multicultural fiction and non-fiction literature, literacy approaches with an emphasis on comprehension and assessment of literacy development. (Formerly C&I 6330).

LITY 6331:

Instruction for Students with Literacy Difficulties
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to School of Education and Human Development graduate program.
Research-based study of instructional strategies for age-appropriate prevention and intervention to promote literacy development for the struggling student. Includes development of virtual multi-literacies portfolio.

LITY 6332:

Literacy Leadership and Critical Policy Action
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to School of Education and Human Development graduate program.
Examination of the role of a literacy leader; how public policy impacts P-12 literacy curriculum and instruction; how to become an informed maker of multiliteracy policies.

LITY 6333:

Theory and Application of Writing for Globalized Learning
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to School of Education and Human Development graduate program.
Analysis of the researched-based theoretical dimensions of traditional and virtual written communication to promote effective pedagogy for writing growth of 21st century students. Includes development of virtual multi-literacies portfolio.

LITY 6340:

Professional Literacy Research
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: FEDU 6321, LITY 6360, Admission into the School of Education and Human Development Graduate Program.
Designing and conducting original school-based action literacy research projects. Including development of virtual multi-literacies portfolio.

LITY 6360:

Theoretical Foundations of New and Traditional Literacies
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Education and Human Development Graduate Program.
Analysis and comparison of New Literacies and traditional literacy theories that impact literacy education; focus on cognitive, linguistic, cultural, social, and neurobiological development. (Formerly: Survey of Reading Instruction; Foundations of Literacy Learning) (Formerly C&I 6360).

LITY 6362:

Assessment of Multi-Literacies Learning
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Education and Human Development Graduate Program.
Information on various traditional and virtual assessment tools, instructional resources and theoretical underpinnings to guide the use of these tools. Includes formal and informal assessment.

LITY 6363:

New and Traditional Literacies across the Content Areas
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Education and Human Development Graduate Program.
Application of research-based virtual and traditional literacy approaches across the content areas including: evaluation, selection and application of digital media and traditional reading materials in classrooms. Including developing of virtual multi-literacies portfolio.