EDMG 3115. Teaching Writing in Grades 4-8 (2-0-2) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education; Co-requisite: EDCI 3455. Characteristics of written language among children in grades 4-8. In a workshop setting, the design of writing experiences consistent with contemporary research and theory. Techniques of evaluation.
EDCI 3455. Practicum 1 for Middle-Grades and Secondary Education (0-4-2) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education; Corequisite: enrollment in methods/curriculum courses determined by major. A field-based course linked to requirements in middle grades, foreign language, or a secondary education program (English, mathematics, science, social studies): emphasis on observation, supervised tutorials, and guided participation in planning, instructing, and assessing student learning. (Course Fee Required)
EDSE 3117. Literature for Adolescents (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. An evaluative survey of literature written for adolescent readers with an emphasis on reader response theory; best practice strategies, selection and use of fiction/non-fiction, and poetry; and pedagogy appropriate to grades 5-12.
ENGL 2157. Writing for the English Major (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. In this advanced writing course for English majors, students will analyze prose style and structure to help them develop their own skills in composing expository prose, and they will write 4-6 papers, totaling at least 25 graded pages. At least two of the essays should be analytical, requiring close reading of a text; at least one paper should require research and documentation; and two essays may require students to employ personal narrative. Students will be encouraged to approach writing as a way to think about and communicate ideas to others; to develop an awareness of the self as a thinker; to develop a sense of voice; to write persuasively; and to understand the rhetorical contexts for writing by establishing the writer.
ENGL 5167. English Grammar (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A study of the major ways of analyzing English grammar and a detailed study of the structure of sounds, words, and sentences.