2018-2019 Catalog

CTSJ 312 Language, Literacy, and Culture

This course combines theory and practice in the study of language and literacy across cultures and institutions. It will introduce students to competing theories of language and literacy development and the politics that undergird those theories. The course will also explore topics such as: gender, race, culture, and ethnicity as they intersect and shape language learning. Students will learn about language acquisition, heritage languages, language variation, dialects, and bilingualism. The course will also explore controversies surrounding multimodal literacies involving speech, writing, drawing, pictures, video, and music.


4 units


Junior standing