Course: ACR 150/ Literacy in American Society – 050W/ Fall 2022- do you see a tree?

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ACR 150/ Literacy in American Society – 050W/ Fall 2022- do you see a tree?
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Academic Literacy and Linguistics
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ACR 150
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Fall 2022
Course Description

What is your definition of literacy? Literacy in American Society asks students to investigate the varieties of literacy behaviors in American society as sociocultural phenomena. Students will be exposed to the research of major scholars in the interdisciplinary field of literacy research (e.g., New Literacy Studies) as a means of considering the role literacy and literacy behavior plays, both historically and in a contemporary context, in a diverse American society. Students will analyze the various definitions of literacy and track the development of multiple literacies in American society, specifically studying the transmission of literacy as a cultural value, particularly in oppressed communities. The course will provide the students with the opportunity to analyze and reflect on their personal relationship with literacy and opportunities for upward mobility in a stratified United States.

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Research Essay Check-In

1. I choose Ethnography of Community. I wanted to see how I can use this challenge to learn how literacy can be used as a tool to contribute to the development of any community. 2. I have been studying my topic, collecting examples, and working See MoreResearch Essay Check-In

Oral History Project: questions and resources

What was the best way for you to learn and understand things in school? Do you think that you read more as an adult compared to when you were younger and in school? Why or why not? Did your parents play a role in helping you on your literacy See MoreOral History Project: questions and resources

Q & A about this class: 15 questions

15. How can you be successful in this class? Answer: 1. By managing your time 2. forming good studying habits 3.creating a list of things that occupy your time and create a list of priorities See MoreQ & A about this class: 15 questions

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ACR 150 Glossary

Here is our communal glossary. Anyone can add a relevant word or phrase, anyone can add a definition or an example, and/ or elaborate on someone else's post. This is a great place to visit when you need to review the key terms from this course, for See MoreACR 150 Glossary