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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
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002