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LYST 209 - Language, Culture and Identity: Literacy Issues for Adolescents and Young Adults


Semester Hours: 3
Fall, Spring, Summer
Course examines the ways in which writing, as well as reading and other language processes, can become tools with which adolescents and young adults negotiate socially imposed linguistic borders based on class, race, ethnicity, previous educational attainment and/or expectation, peer regard, gender, country of origin, etc. Course explores the roles of writing, reading, and related language processes, in identity formation, values clarification, and critical consciousness. Topics include discourse theory, oral and written language variation, as well as close examination of the language strengths and needs of learners who are biliterate, bilingual, and/or bidialectical. A 10-hour field experience is required.


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