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2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
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LYST 271 - Family, Community, School and Workplace Literacy


Semester Hours: 3
Spring
In this seminar, participants explore how our understandings of the plurality of literacies in family, community, and workplace settings can inform the ways in which we create literacy environments: 1) for children in school; 2) for adults in “basic” education programs; 3) for students in college; and 4) for adults in the workplace. Participants are encouraged to establish critical sites of inquiry in which they can document the ways in which people use literacy in a variety of everyday settings. The underlying premise of the course is that 1) all literacies are situated; 2) all uses of written language can be seen as located in particular times and places; 3) all literate activity is indicative of broader social practices; and that 4) it is through literacy, in all its complexity, that difficult problems can become amenable to human action.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
LYST 273B  is taken concurrently with this course. LYST 270  or permission of instructor.





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