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Contemporary Literacy: What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century?
EDST 226
Fall 2021
Section: 01   02  
Crosslisting: PSYC 286

Media has become ubiquitous in the lives of Americans, but what role does it play in our lives? What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century, and how does this affect schooling and the workforce? Through this course, students will explore a contemporary definition of literacy and how that may or may not align with traditional literacy. As children and teens are beginning to access media for both academic and personal use, this course will explore the pedagogical implications, including media and information literacy, and how adult mentors can help youth access media safely and efficiently. Topical exploration will include a brief overview of literacy development, media literacy skills (including presence in K-12 curriculum and workforce demands), information literacy, critical media literacy, and digital citizenship.

This course may fulfill the Category 1, Category 2, or Pedagogy requirement for the Education Studies Major or Minor. This course also counts as an elective towards the Psychology Major.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS EDST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)(PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUL-14-2024
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