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2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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ED 525 - Childhood Literacy and Language

An exploration of the development of language in children and its connections to literacy. It encompasses a wide range of issues, topics, theories, and concerns, all of which guide the student through a theoretical as well as personal examination of the interplay between literacy and language at all stages of growth. The course incorporates case study observations of children of varying ages.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 4 Units

Interactivity: None

Final Assessment: Final Project

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Understand and describe the structure and subsystems of language development, including phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics. 
  • Understand and describe the processes of literacy development from birth through the school years. 
  • Define and understand the importance of key literacy concepts including metalinguistic awareness, decontextualized/contextualized language, and pragmatic awareness. 
  • Identify characteristics, possible causes, and treatment options for various speech and language disorders, including atypical development.

Credits: 3

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