Advanced theories and practices course on English Teaching. Topics such as A) Teaching Young Adult Literature, C) Teaching English in Diverse Contexts, D) Teaching Drama, N) Teaching Nonfiction, R) English Teachers as Researchers, and T) Alternate Literacies and Teaching Technologies. Barring duplication of subject, course may be repeated for credit. For details see course descriptions available in the English department.
Section Comments: Special Topic: Media & Information Literacy
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Additional Course Details:
Special Topic Spring 2024: Teaching Media and Information Literacy
A 2022 Pew Research Center study shows that “97% of teens say they use the internet daily,” and almost half report being online “almost constantly.” While these statistics offer a glimpse of social media use in particular, they nevertheless provide a starting point for thinking about the media and information landscape students encounter on a daily basis.
In this class, we will consider how to navigate a world of information and media, developing approaches to media and information literacy as well as strategies for their teaching. Members of the class will read, discuss, and produce work in varied formats, thinking about how to foster responsible consumers and creators of media and information.