The University of Arizona  1993-95 General Catalog

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Language, Reading and Culture (LRC)
Education Building, Room 517
(520) 621-1311

Professors Judy Nichols Mitchell Head, Patricia L. Anders, Gary D
Fenstermacher, Kenneth G. Goodman, Yetta M. Goodman, Amelia
Melnik (Emerita), Manuel D. Pacheco, Gavriel Salomon, William J.
Valmont

Associate Professors Adela A. Allen, John M. Bradley, Margaret B.
Fleming (Emerita), Luis C. Moll, Richard Ruiz

Assistant Professors Dana L. Fox, Teresa McCarty, Kathleen G.
Short, Octaviana Trujillo

Clinical Assistant Professor Arminda R. Fuentevilla

Adjunct Professor Kathleen McDonough

The department is committed to scholarship and leadership in the
development of a knowledge base consisting of theory, research
and practice related to language and reading in the context of
culture. The department's research, teaching and service
addresses bilingualism, biliteracy, bilingual/multicultural
education, language acquisition and variation, literacy
development and the relationships of language, culture, teaching
and learning.

The department offers programs leading to the Master of Education
degree in bilingual/bicultural education and the Master of Arts
degree with majors in bilingual/multicultural education and in
language, reading and culture. The department also offers
programs leading to the Educational Specialist, Doctor of
Education, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a major in
language, reading and culture. At the time of catalog production,
the Master of Education degree program with a major in reading
was under review. Prospective students should consult the
department for information regarding the status of this program.
For information on graduate admission and graduate degree
programs, please consult the Graduate Catalog.

197. Workshop
a. Investigating Learning Strategies (3) I II S.

304. Decoding Skills in the Elementary School (2) I II Basic
decoding skills needed in reading; methods and materials used in
teaching reading.

406. Foundations of Reading Instruction in Spanish (3) II
Introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of the
reading process, with attention to essential decoding and
comprehension skills; special application for teaching Spanish-
speaking children to read. Taught in Spanish. P, Spanish fluency.
(Identical with MAS 406)

410. Foundations of Bilingual Education (3) I II Socio-cultural
factors, language practices and education; analysis of theories
and practices affecting bilingual learners; historical, social
and cultural influences; relationship of theory to the
characteristics and needs of the bilingual learner. (Identical
with MAS 410) May be convened with 510.

412. Educating the Culturally Diverse (3) I II Issues faced in
education associated with ethnic and linguistic pluralism in the
United States; analysis of the interaction of school, community,
cultural and family factors in the education of diverse
populations. May be convened with 512.

414. Bilingual Reading and Writing (3) I Analysis of reading and
writing situations encountered by bilingual students;
phonological, semantic and syntactic aspects of instruction;
methods and materials. May be convened with 514.

415. Media and Reading, Language and Arts (3) I II S Procedures
for planning, creating and using effective media presentations in
reading and language arts instructional settings. May be convened
with 515.

418. Methods and Materials in Bilingual Education (3) I II
Analysis and evaluation of methods and materials used in
bilingual education programs; effective strategies in first and
second languages; concurrent and separate language approaches and
cooperative models. P, 504. May be convened with 518.

428. Bilingual Curriculum Development (3) I II Theory and
application of curriculum development to bilingual instructional
programs: designs, organizational patterns, materials and media,
change strategies, and evaluation. May be convened with 528.

430. Computer Application for Teachers (3) I II Microcomputer
operation; computer-assisted instructions; software evaluation;
use of author systems and word processors in the classroom;
computer managed instruction; organization for computer use;
communications networking; computer networking. May be convened
with 530.

435. Content Area Literacy in a Multicultural School (3) I II
Prepares teachers to integrate knowledge of cultural diversity
and literacy processes with their content and specialization. May
be convened with 535.

436. Classroom Communications and Interaction (3) II The
teacher's role in promoting effective communication and
interaction in classrooms; analysis of both verbal and nonverbal
uses of language. May be convened with 536.

480. Children's Literature in the Classroom (3) I II S Analysis
and discussion of classic and contemporary children's literature
of all genres, and its relationship to language, reading and
culture. May be convened with 580.

504. Language and Culture in Education (3) I II Introduction to
aspects of language and culture that affect education,
particularly in reading, writing and the language arts;
discussion of social and political concerns.

505. Essentials of Reading and Writing (3) I II Survey of reading
and writing relationships: development, instruction, and
evaluation.

507. Teaching of Reading: Decoding and Comprehension (3) I II
Linguistic, psychological and cultural bases of decoding and
comprehension; theories that influence practice; materials and
practices that facilitate learning to read.

510. Foundations of Bilingual Education (3) I II For description
of course topics, see 410. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth research paper or other project. May be convened with
410.

512. Educating the Culturally Diverse (3) I II For description of
course topics, see 412. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth research paper or other project on an aspect related to
the course. May be convened with 412.

514. Bilingual Reading and Writing (3) I For a description of
course topics, see 414. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth research paper or other project. May be convened with
414.

515. Media and Reading, Language and Arts (3) I II S For a
description of course topics, see 415. Graduate-level
requirements include an in-depth research paper or project. May
be convened with 415.

518. Methods and Materials in Bilingual Education (3) I II For a
description of course topics, see 418. Graduate-level
requirements include an in-depth research paper or other project
on an aspect related to the course. P, 504. May be convened with
418.

527. Developing Language Arts Curriculum (3) II Curriculum theory
and models; staff development for implementing change; scope and
sequence; planning effective learning experiences. P, 504 and
505.

528. Bilingual Curriculum Development (3) I II For description of
course topics, see 428. Graduate-level requirements may include
an in-depth research paper or other project on an aspect related
to the course. May be convened with 428.

530. Computer Application for Teachers (3) I II For a description
of course topics, see 430. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth research paper or other project. May be convened with
430.

532. Pre-Reading and Beginning Reading Development (3) I II An
examination of various aspects involved in pre-reading and
beginning reading development, including psychological,
sociological, physiological, linguistic and educational
considerations.

535. Content Area Literacy in a Multicultural School (3) I II For
description of course topics, see 435. Graduate-level
requirements include an in-depth research paper or other project.
May be convened with 435.

536. Classroom Communications and Interaction (3) II For a
description of course topics, see 436. Graduate-level
requirements include an in-depth research paper or other project
on an aspect related to the course. May be convened with 436.

537. Classroom Diagnosis and Instruction (3) I II Procedures for
diagnosing and developing reading and writing skills for pupils
of below-average achievement level. P, 505, 507 or CR.

551. Reading, Writing and Texts: A Psycho-Sociolinguistic
Perspective (3) I II Readers and writers as users of language;
reading and writing as language processes; what makes a text a
text.

553. Language Acquisition and Development (3) I Study of the
development of language in young children; focus on oral language
and its relationship to emergent literacy; instructional
strategies that build on language development.

554. Applied Linguistics in Education (3) I The application to
curriculum, teaching and learning of concepts from linguistics,
psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics. P, 551 or CR.

557. Application of Miscue Analysis (3) II Study of miscue
analysis to explore the reading process, reading research, and
readability, as well as to evaluate readers; applications to
reading strategies and curriculum; focus on comprehension. P, 551
or CR.

570. Language Research Methodology in Education (3) I II
Investigation of procedures for conducting literacy research;
examples of literacy research paradigms; critical analysis of
evidence supporting literacy practices. P, 507 or 551.

578. Field Experience (3) I II Supervised experience in
assessment and instruction of literacy-related practices. P, 504,
505 or CR.

580. Children's Literature in the Classroom (3) I II S For a
description of course topics, see 480. Graduate-level
requirements include an in-depth research paper or other project.
May be convened with 480.

581. Multiethnic Literature and Literacy (3) I Analyzes the use
of multiethnic literature that fosters self-concept, acceptance,
and a sense of identity to develop literacy. Includes readings
from the major categories of multiethnic literature about Black,
Native, Hispanic, and Asian Americans.

583. Literature Discussions (3) I Issues related to dialogue
about children's literature within a community of readers.
Research, theory and practice related to literature discussion
groups, text, sets, reader response and collaborative learning.

595. Colloquium
a. Issues in Language, Reading and Culture (1-3) I II P, 504,
505. [Rpt./12 units]
b. Language, Learning, and Reading Disabilities (3) II (Identical
with SER 595b, which is home)
c. Issues in Educating Bilingual/Multicultural Children (1-3) I
II S [Rpt./9 units]
d. Applications of Language and Literacy (3) [Rpt./9 units] II S

597. Workshop
a. Southern Arizona Writing Project (3-9) [Rpt./12 units] I II S
(Identical with ENGL 597a)
b. Miscue Analysis in Teacher Education (2-3) II
o. Teaching of English (3) I II S [Rpt./3] (Identical with ENGL
597o, which is home)

612. Grammatical Analysis (3) I (Identical with ENGL 612)

613. Second Language Acquisition in Formal Contexts (3) I
(Identical with ENGL 613)

627. Curriculum Development and Supervision in Language Arts (3)
I II Organizational patterns of language arts curricula;
approaches to improvement of language arts instruction; personnel
relations. Designed for the language arts supervisor and school
administrator. P, 527.

634. Reading Comprehension: Theories, Research and Methods (3) I
II Factors affecting cognitive development; methods of
influencing growth in reading comprehension; examination and
analysis of instructional materials; research related to
comprehension and cognitive development. P, 507.

635. Reading and Writing in Content Areas (3) II Methodology
appropriate for reading and writing to learn content; compatible
organizational models; program implementation. P, 504, 505, 507
or 551 or CR.

638. Reading Diagnostic Laboratory (3-6) [Rpt./6 units] I II
Supervised practice in reading assessment; identification of
factors influencing reading achievement, evaluation,
construction, and administration of assessment procedures;
development of interview techniques. P, 507, 537.

639. Reading Instructional Laboratory (3-6) [Rpt./6 units] I II
Supervised practice in teaching reading and writing; preparing,
analyzing and critiquing special instructional programs for
students. Open to majors only. P, 507, 537.

653. Written Language Development (3) I II S Study of latest
research in the writing and reading development of preschool and
school-aged children; relationships between reading and writing
development explored through student research; applications to
instruction. P, 505, 553.

694. Practicum
a. Bilingual Education (3) [Rpt./2] P, 15 graduate units
including 510 and 514.

696. Seminar
a. Language, Reading and Culture (1-3) [Rpt./6] P, 15 graduate
units including 504, 505.
b. Research in Bilingual Education (1-6) I II
c. Research in Language and Literacy (1-6) [Rpt./9 units] I II

795. Colloquium
a. Theory and Research in Language, Reading and Culture (1-3)
[Rpt./15 units] I II

796. Seminar
a. Research and Evaluation in Language, Reading and Culture (1-3)
[Rpt./15 units] I II

 


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