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UB Graduate Academic Schedule: Fall 2022

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LAI 513SEM - Teaching Of Literature
Teaching Of Literature 1 Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   20358   Enrollment Capacity:   23
Section:   1   Enrollment Total:   7
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   16
Dates:   08/29/2022 - 12/09/2022   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   W , 4:10 PM - 6:50 PM
Room:   Baldy 111 view map
Location:   North Campus      
  Course Description
In this course we will examine how current theories of literary reading grounded in reader response can be used to build reflective and critical theories of teaching of literature. This is a rethinking of how and why we teach literature primarily in the secondary school, but also in upper elementary school and colleges. The course is experiential and grounded in cultural, constructivist theories of response to literature. We will read and discuss literature and pedagogical articles about the teaching of literature, observe literature teachers, present literature lessons, critique literature textbooks, engage in book groups, and examine our own and others' responses to literature. Our ongoing focus through these activities will be on why and how to teach engaged and reflective reading with attention to diversifying the curriculum. This is a discussion-based course appropriate for all master's students with an interest in the teaching of literature, construed broadly to include film and other media, with the opportunity to pursue a final project, based on a topic or question of personal/professional interest.
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