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Reading/Literacy Program Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

 

RDG 700: Trends and Issues in Reading/Literacy--3 Sem. Hrs.

Students will learn about the historical movements (basal readers, whole language, phonics, multicultural influences, etc.) that have affected current practices in reading/literacy research theories and instruction. Various aspects of reading will be traced back to their beginnings.

 

RDG 701: Assessment in Reading/Literacy--3 Sem. Hrs.

Political, social, economic, and psychological implications of reading/literacy assessment are explored through examination of the testing movement and of issues that have emerged from the movement.

 

RDG 702: Quantitative Research Methods in Reading/Literacy--3 Sem. Hrs.
Students will learn quantitative research methods that are used to investigate reading/literacy. Students will work collaboratively with a faculty member in carrying out a research proposal by formulating questions, designing a study, creating testing instruments and approaches to data analysis.

 

RDG 703: Qualitative Research Methods in Reading/Literacy--3 Sem. Hrs.
Students will learn qualitative research methods that are used to investigate reading/literacy. Students will work collaboratively with a faculty member in conducting a research proposal by formulating questions, designing a study, creating testing instruments, and approaches to data analysis.

 

RDG 704: Curriculum in Reading/Literacy--3 Sem. Hrs.
Students will investigate research and practice relative to various aspects of reading/literacy such as teaching reading, writing, literature, grammar, usage, and spelling.

 

RDG 705: Seminar in Reading - Special Topics--3 Sem. Hrs.
This curriculum is designed to meet the individual interests of students relative to topics in reading/literacy. Individually selected topics will be addressed in an in-depth manner.

 

RDG 706: Advanced Seminar in Reading/Literacy--3 Sem. Hrs.
Major topics in reading/literacy will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on analysis, synthesis, and interpretation of original research.​

 
 
 
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