Language, Culture, and Literacy in Middle and High Schools

EDU 6162 4 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Examines the interrelationships among language, culture, and identity and explores the implications of those relationships for effective teaching in middle schools and high schools. Considers issues of linguistic diversity within their broad sociopolitical and philosophical contexts, emphasizing how language discrimination functions within the context of other forms of systematic oppression in our society. Explores the processes of identity development in the context of schooling and literacy performance. Also examines methods of helping linguistically diverse students to develop their oral and written language abilities within a learning environment that draws upon and celebrates their native language abilities and traditions. Requires graduate students to demonstrate advanced levels of study and research.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

Section 01
CRN 20030
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Session Winter 2018 CPS Quarter - Full Term
Class Meeting Dates 01/08/2018 to 03/31/2018
Instructor Jane Skelton
Schedule Thursday, 1/18/2018 5:50 pm - 8:50 pm
Thursday, 2/1/2018 5:50 pm - 8:50 pm
Thursday, 2/15/2018 5:50 pm - 8:50 pm
Thursday, 3/1/2018 5:50 pm - 8:50 pm
Thursday, 3/15/2018 5:50 pm - 8:50 pm
Thursday, 3/29/2018 5:50 pm - 8:50 pm
Notes This is a hybrid course that meets on the Boston campus from 5:50 PM- 8:50 PM on the following dates: 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29. As a hybrid course, there is both an online and an on-ground component. The course begins online on January 8 and ends on March 31.
Campus Boston Main Campus
Course Format Hybrid
Costs Course Cost: View Tuition Rates | Books: Visit NU Bookstore Site
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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