5800. Theoretical Perspectives on Literary Processes and Practices. 3. A doctoral seminar aimed at providing students with a broad introduction to theoretical perspectives on literacy processes and practices as well as the functions of theory in literacy research. Features reading and discussion of key works from cognitive, sociocultural, and critical research in literacy. Prerequisite: graduate student status.
5820. Research Methods in Literacy Education. 3. Doctoral seminar to examine the array of research methods (both quantitative and qualitative) employed in literacy research. Prerequisite: graduate student status.
5830. Review, Critique, and Synthesis of Literacy Research. 3. A doctoral seminar focused on a survey and analysis of historical and contemporary research in literacy. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
5840. Research in Literacy Education with Diverse Populations. 3. Examines historical and current research on literacy practices with diverse students including African American, Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, and English Language Learners of many cultures and linguistic groups. Prerequisite: graduate student status.
5860. History of Literacies. 3. Explores the nature of history and historical inquiry, the history of literacies from several perspectives, the history of global literacies across time, and the literacy histories of a diverse range of cultural groups. Also examines the history of literacy instruction in the United States. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
5870. Special Topics in Literacy Education. 1-3 (Max 12). Advance students in literacy education work intensively on current issues and problems and participate in systematic, critical exploration of an identified issue or problem. Topics may incude the following: New Literacy Studies, Adolescent, Adult, and Workplace Literacies; Disciplinary Literacy Research. May be repeated with different topics, up to 12 credit hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and graduate standing.