SE-711 : Content Area Literacy

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Secondary Education
Subject:
Secondary Education
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
An introduction to methods for teaching reading and writing in the secondary content areas. Students are immersed in critical thinking concepts and strategies that enable them to identify and analyze the structure of their discipline. They incorporate knowledge of their particular discipline and what research has documented about reading and literacy theories in order to understand the role of reading and writing within that discipline. The focus is content literacy. Central to this course is the idea of using writing as a means of coming to know. 3 credits