|Language, Literacy and Learning|
|LANG & LIT|
|CLASS CODE:||CHILD 340||CREDITS: 2|
|DIVISION:||EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT|
|DEPARTMENT:||CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.|
|DESCRIPTION:||In-depth study of the acquisition of language and literacy in children from birth through adolescence. How foundations of language and literacy affect learning in all areas of life.|
|TAUGHT:||Fall, Winter. Summer I|
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:|
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||1- To understand the components of language and literacy and how oral and written, language, and communication are an intergraded systems.
2- To conceptualize the basic theories of Language and Literacy Acquisition, acknowledge their limitations and use the basic framework of these theories to understand the foundational principles guiding child learning.
3- To map out significant language and literacy milestones for young children in order to informally assess language and literacy ability/level and understand how they relate to motor, cognitive, play and social development.
4- To thoughtfully consider differences in learning styles and how they interact with the developing child’s acquisition of language and literacy.
5- Understand language and literacy ability and their impact on functionality of daily activities of life.
|REQUIREMENTS:||A research paper to include a review of the literature on specific issues, aspects or populations related to language, learning, or literacy.|
|PREREQUISITES:||CHILD 210 or consent of instructor|
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 2002|