SEYS 700 - Language, Literacy, and Culture in Education.

Overview

Course Title

Language, Literacy, and Culture in Education.

Description

Intended to deepen and broaden students' understanding of language development in adolescence, and multilingual, multicultural, and biliteracy issues in education. Particular emphasis will be given to the role of language and culture in a pluralistic and democratic society. Students will learn about the nature of language acquisition, English language proficiency for academic purposes, cross-cultural understanding, second language development, and strategies for teaching subject matter knowledge to English Language Learners (ELL). Course content will focus on the characteristics and needs of ELL populations. Students will examine the instructional strategies of the teachers in relation to the unique needs of these populations. The literacy demands of content curricula in secondary schools will also be critically examined.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Graduate

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Requisites

008458

Course Schedule