2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 11, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog
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EDU 327, 328 - Literacy & Social Studies Education

Course unit(s): 1
Meets GAR: Meets general academic requirement W when offered as 328.
Prerequisite(s): EDU 204 - Integrating Curriculum & Instruction for Young Learners  or EDU 206 - Integrating Curriculum & Instruction for Adolescent Learners  and formal admission to the Education Certification Program.
This course focuses on literacy development and instruction in grades 3-8, particularly on construction of meaning during the reading and writing processes.  Topics of study in this course include reader response theories, theories of comprehension, comprehension strategies (such as inferring and summarizing), and vocabulary development and instruction.  The course has an emphasis on content area literacy with an introduction to instructional strategies and activities to promote content area learning.  Writing theories and instruction are presented through model frameworks and programs.  In addition, this course will provide perspectives, methodologies, and philosophies of teaching social studies as a content area subject in the elementary and middle schools.  Fieldwork is required.



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