May 23, 2024  
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LYST 365 A-Z - Cultural Historical Perspectives of Literacy


Semester Hours: 3
Periodically
Courses in this doctoral core area reflect the current trends in cultural and historical theoretical perspectives of literacy and language development and use. The examination of how literacy and literacy learning have been conceptualized historically and culturally provides a broader, more dynamic view of literacy. Focus is placed on the debates surrounding the connections between literacy and cognitive processing, the role of literacy in cultural-historical perspectives of human development, the creation of writing systems, the communicative demands of semiotic systems, and the social practices which help shape the use of language, literacy and other semiotic systems. The relevance of these theoretical perspectives to current educational practices is also addressed. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Doctoral student or permission of the instructor, or matriculated MA/MSED student with permission of the Literacy Studies doctoral program director and the student’s program advisor.





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