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UGRD > ENGL > 449

Contemporary Issues in the Teaching of English

The desire to teach English or Language Arts raises fundamental questions about the meaning of the discipline: How can the relationships between reading, writing, and the understanding of literature be explored in the classroom? What is suitable subject matter for students at various grade levels? What exactly is English studies? Engaging with these questions, this course surveys contemporary debates and research on teaching English skills and literature. Includes discussion of the specific challenges of teaching English today: for example, how teachers can engage a diverse population of students, and adapt to todays internet-driven age.

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