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Contemporary Literacy: What Does It Mean to Be Literate in the 21st Century?
EDST 226
Fall 2023
Section: 01   02  
Crosslisting: PSYC 286

What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century? Through this course, students will delve into the process of literacy development and explore the implications of our global technological society for literacy development and literacy education. Topical explorations will include the cognitive and neuroscientific development of literacy, adolescent literacy considerations, media and digital literacy, and the potential effects of an ever-increasing digital society on literacy abilities and functions. Critical literacies, including critical media literacy, will be explored as a special topic.

Students will embark on an investigation into the abilities of American schools and educational media developers to meet dynamic, contemporary literacy demands by evaluating multiple forms of literacy tools aimed at children and teens. The course will also provide a discussion of research standards in the field of literacy and encourage critical evaluation of empirical research.
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: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on MAY-27-2024
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