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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

UTPS 500 Literacy + Primary Sources - An Introduction for Teachers

Division of Continuing Studies Professional Institute for Educators

1.5 - 3 credits undefined hours
500 level graduate course

Effective teachers integrate literacy-based experiences into their classrooms to help students become better readers, writers, communicators and learners. Literacy and the uses of reading and writing in the classroom go beyond the interpretation of texts and the acquisition of critical thinking skills. Literature can humanize, complicate, and make issues in the humanities and science classrooms more tangible for students. The class will employ the resources from the Library of Congress to explore the ways in which archival material-letters, music, photographs-can enhance the understanding of texts. We will examine how texts can help students engage with different subject matters. Finally, we look at the act of writing as a way to engage students with literature, a way engage students as they bring imagery, sounds, meaning and expression alive through their words and the words of others. Each participant receives a copy of the Library of Congress book Poetry 180.

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.