ENG413 201903 Undergraduate

Term: 
Spring 2020
Course: 
ENG 413
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Theories of Literacy
Instructors: 

Emily Simnitt

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  • Title: Career Instructor, Multilingual Writing Specialist
  • Additional Title: Associate Director of Composition
  • Phone: 541-346-3517
  • Office: 301E Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: S20: M 12-1:30, W 12-1:30 (Students), T 12-1, R 11-12 (Instructors); M 12-1:30: Drop-In Office Hours on Zoom at https:\\uoregon.zoom.us/my/emilysimnitt. W 12-1:30: Email, Canvas Chat. T 12-1, R 11-12: Drop-In Writing Instructor Hours on Zoom or by email.
Department Section Description: 

Theories of Literacy is a course in Community Literacy. Together, we will read and discuss theories of literacy developed in the fields of education, anthropology, linguistics, sociology, rhetoric, and others. Individually, you will identify a site of literacy that has moved online during COVID-19 pandemic to observe. 

In successfully completing the course, you will be able to: describe key concepts in explanations (theories) of how reading and writing (literacies) function and are valued in higher education and community contexts; use participatory action research and the principles of reciprocity to ethically participate in literacy activism; draw on literacy theory and concepts to analyze real-world literacy practices observed in literacy sites; critically evaluate regulations and “standards” relevant to literacy sites in terms of equity, access, social justice, and agency; develop recommendations for future literacy-related policy and intervention to increase access to education and civic opportunities.

 

Fulfills: 

D-Theory/Rhetoric

Theory/Rhetoric courses teach media theory, the major modes and schools of criticism and theory, and theories and techniques of reasoning, rational discourse, and argumentation.

English Minor

English Minor courses offer students centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts.  The English minor can focus and extend the values of a liberal arts education, while also providing extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking.
 

WSCR Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in Writing, Public Speaking, and Critical Reasoning offers students a coherent program of courses that strengthen students' abilities to write well, to speak effectively in public, and to think critically. This minor is built on courses in English, Writing, and Philosophy and is taught by professors from English, Philosophy, and the Honors College.

WSCR Certificate

Writing, Public Speaking, and Critical Reasoning Certificate courses strengthen students' abilities to write well, to speak effectively in public, and to think critically.  This certificate program is built on courses in English, Writing, and Philosophy and is taught by professors from English, Philosophy, and the Honors College.

Old Major: D-Literary Theory/Criticism

Literary Theory/Criticism courses teach academic and rigorous media comprehension, the major modes and schools of criticism and theory, and theories and techniques of reasoning, rational discourse, and argumentation.