06.675 History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues in Language, Literacy and Culture.

History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues in Language, Literacy and Culture.

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 31880
Status Active

The purpose of this course is to engage students in the complexities and debates regarding theoretical perspectives and research on language, literacy, and culture that have affected language and literacy learning. This course will begin with introduction to the history of research done on concepts of language, literacy and culture. Students then look at the evolution of sociolinguistic and stenographic research language, literacy and culture as well as other modes of inquiry on language and literacies. Most of the course is spent closely examining studies for how they conceptualize the mutual construction of language, literacy, and culture, and for what they can tell use about the nature of literacy learning. In addition, students will explore the questions those studies raise such as cultural diversity,identity, learning, curriculum and instruction school-community relationships and social justice in literacy and language learning.