Course Descriptions


(faculty, see Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture)


604. Reading Diagnosis. (2-3). Credit 3.

Appraisal and diagnosis of reading problems; practicum in administration and interpretation of individual reading inventories. Prerequisite: RDNG 649 or 674 recommended.

612. Children’s Literature and Literacy. (3-0). Credit 3.

Critical selection and evaluation of various children’s literature genres; comparative studies of children’s literature; development, implementation and evaluation of research in children’s literature and literacy; integration of reading and response theory into the study of literature. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

613. Multicultural Children’s Literature and Literacy. (3-0). Credit 3.

Analysis and evaluation of Native American, Black and Hispanic children’s literature; development, implementation and evaluation of research in multicultural literature and literacy; analysis of issues influencing multicultural literature and literacy. Prerequisites: RDNG 612; graduate classification.

614. Reading Research and Trends. (3-0). Credit 3.

Exploration of recent research in reading; identification of trends and patterns in issues attached, research designs employed and consistent findings; generation of new research hypotheses and guidelines for improving current practice. Doctoral level only. Prerequisites: Doctoral classification; 12 graduate hours in reading.

615. Theories of the Reading Process. (3-0). Credit 3.

Seminar for doctoral students and advanced master’s students to study and critique major theories of the reading process that have been influential in the fields of reading, language arts, educational psychology, and related fields. Prerequisite: Doctoral status or approval of instructor.

616. Organization and Supervision of Reading Programs. (3-0). Credit 3.

Organization of school reading programs; role of reading supervisor in program implementation, staff development, program evaluation. Coordination of reading services with total curriculum. Prerequisites: Doctoral classification; approval of instructor.

642. Clinic Teaching in Reading. (1-6). Credit 3.

Practicum in recognition, diagnosis, remediation and corrective procedures of reading-study problems; demonstration and laboratory analysis of physiological and psychological factors related to reading disabilities. Prerequisite: RDNG 649 or 674.

649. Reading Instruction in High School and College. (3-0). Credit 3.

Basic principles of reading instruction; nature and scope of total reading program; methods, materials and organization of developmental, corrective and speed-reading programs in high school and college.

650. Foundations of Reading Instruction. (3-0). Credit 3.

Psychological, linguistic and physical factors related to reading performance; implications for content and teaching methods; appraisal of current research and related reading for teachers, supervisors and reading specialists. Prerequisites: RDNG 649 and 674 or approval of instructor.

674. Developmental Reading in the Elementary School. (3-0). Credit 3.

Methods and materials of reading instruction in the elementary grades; past, present and emerging programs; organization and administration of programs and classroom management; teaching reading to special groups; issues in reading.

689. Special Topics in... Credit 1 to 4.

Selected topics in an identified area of reading. May be repeated for credit.