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Psychology of Reading

PSYC 355
Spring 2009
Section: 01  
Course Cluster: Service-Learning

The study of the psychology of reading encompasses many aspects of human cognition: from sensation and perception to comprehension and reasoning. This class will provide an overview of research in the psychology of reading. Topics such as word recognition, eye movements during reading, comprehension, learning to read, methods of teaching reading, the brain and reading, reading in different languages, and reading impairments in children and adults will be covered. This course is a service-learning course. Students will be required to volunteer as reading tutors for two hours per week during the semester.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Students will read scholarly works in the field of the Psychology of Reading and evaluate their writing styles. They will also be required to complete a final paper and an in-class presentation. These two requirements will strengthen the students' ability to speak and write in a scientific discipline.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PSYC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(EDST-MN)(EDST)(PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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