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Volume XCII – July 2008
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UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog Fall 2008
Course Descriptions for Literacy Studies (LIST)

LIST 4191. CONFERENCE COURSE (1-0) Independent study in the preparation of a project in a paper on a research topic; consultation with instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

LIST 4291. CONFERENCE COURSE (2-0) Independent study in the preparation of a project in a paper on a research topic; consultation with instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

LIST 4326. SECONDARY READING (3-0) This course focuses on the scope of reading instruction in the secondary schools and the processes and skills for reading. Students explore programs, trends, and issues related to secondary reading instruction along with comprehension and word study instruction, the integration of reading with writing and oral communication, selection of print materials competency, and an examination of visual literacy and the media.

LIST 4343. CONTENT AREA READING AND WRITING (3-0) Explores methods of teaching reading, writing, and study skills across the curriculum in grades 4-12. Emphasis on text structure and the differences between narrative and expository text, graphic organizers for text structure, the reading/writing process as applied to informational text. Classroom adaptations for culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the content areas will also be addressed.

LIST 4373. LITERACY LEARNING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: READING AND WRITING (3-0) Balanced literacy approach to teaching with an emphasis on reading and writing. Theoretical models, principles of teaching reading and writing using a variety of instructional strategies, the role of phonemic awareness, effective program organization, assessment, and classroom management.

LIST 4374. LITERACY LEARNING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE (3-0) Balanced literacy approach to teaching with an emphasis on literature and oral language development. Theoretical models, major genres of children's literature, strategies and techniques for classroom use of literature across the curriculum, use of appropriate media and non-print materials, selection and evaluation of literature, strategies for stimulating and expanding children's response to literature, and alternatives for developing children's listening, speaking, and phonemic and alphabetic awareness skills.

LIST 4376. ASSESSMENT IN LITERACY LEARNING (3-0) Examines a variety of formal and informal assessment tools of reading and language arts learning. Strategies will be taught for helping children with various reading and language arts needs. Students will apply reading and writing assessment and instructional strategies with children.

LIST 4378. TEACHING , READING, WRITING, AND LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES (2-2) Theory and practice in the teaching of the English language arts for the middle level, including various instructional approaches to reading, writing, listening, and speaking; motivating student readers and writers, the teaching of work level skills, vocabulary and comprehension, strategies for various writing modes, purposes, and audiences; strategies for developing rereading, revision and editing skills, basic components of assessment. Integration of literature suitable for the middle level; selection and evaluation of appropriate fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for instruction, as well as literature-based instructional methods. This course involves a two-hour lecture and two-hour application of lecture and two-hour application of lecture/theory. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a 4-8 classroom during normal school hours. Prerequisites: EDML 4360, EDML 4300. Corequisites: EDML 4370, EDML 4371, EDML 4372.

LIST 4390. SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERACY (3-0) An examination of different topics related to literacy. This seminar may be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

LIST 4391. CONFERENCE COURSE (3-0) Independent study in the preparation of a project in a paper on a research topic; consultation with instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.