Course: ACR 150/ Literacy in American Society – 051W/ Fall 2022 – Asynchronous

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ACR 150/ Literacy in American Society – 051W/ Fall 2022 – Asynchronous
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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

Essay Project: check in. 1. Let everyone know which essay option you selected and why. For my research, I have chosen Option 2: Literacy Landscapes and Superdiversity in the Community. I selected this topic to educate the audience on how illiteracy See MoreResearch Essay Check-In

Oral History Project: questions and resources

What was the ongoing literacy programs that existed during your time, and how did your school implement these if any? How would you say your overall experience with acquiring literacy is when you were still a student? Did you have specific goals See MoreOral History Project: questions and resources

Q & A about this class: 15 questions

3. What is conversation time? Ans :- As this class is asynchronous class there’s no conversation time. But we can reply to class mates post, share our thoughts to each other about every topic as the assignments are posted. If we wanna talk to p 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