Jan 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog
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ENG 334 - Topics in Literacy Studies

This course examines specific topics in the history, practices, and theories of reading and writing, and surveys changing concepts of literacy, orality, illiteracy and theoretical debates over the meaning of the word “literacy” itself. Each section of the course includes a core of readings introducing the central concepts of literacy studies drawn from a variety of related fields such as socio-linguistics, the history of literacy and of print culture, the sociology and history of education, and the psychology of reading. Specific topics will include diverse areas of study such as the history of Anglo-American literacy practices in working-class autobiographies and slave narratives, the history and practices of digital literacies, and multilingual literacies.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
Credits: 3

Meets the Following Core Requirement: Socio-cultural Analysis
May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
Course Typically Offered:
Course Type: English

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