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Graduate Course Details
Number EDU 795
Title Discourse, Culture and Literacy
Credits 3.0


Introduces students to the study of discourse and the ways in which this approach has influenced the study of language acquisition and language teaching. Discourse includes conversation and narrative in both oral and literate forms. Exploration of culture, and the role of culture in the acquisition and use of literacy(ies) in society. Diverse theories of literacy and literacy development and use will be considered. Emphasis on the application to the teaching of students from diverse cultures, particularly students of English as a Second Language.