Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009
COURSE: 53-325 Special Methods: Teaching English/Language Arts in Grades 6-12 (3)
This course provides a concentration on methods and approaches to the teaching of English/language arts at the secondary level. This course addresses issues related to the multiple uses of literature and multiple approaches to literary interpretation; the philosophical and theoretical basis underlying the uses of reading and writing in the English classroom; the interrelations of reading, writing, listening, and speaking; methods by which writing and reading can be used to support the study of various genres as inquiry; and other issues (grammar, syntax) relevant to the English teacher. Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA; Consent of Education Advisor. This is a pre-service course. Candidates should have completed most of their required major courses prior to taking this class.