May 25, 2022  
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog
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EDUCA 326 - Language and Culture


This course focuses on language and communication as windows into cultural diversity in an increasingly global society. Educational implications of linguistic differences will be explored. The course provides an overview of such topics as language prestige, standard English usage and the Ebonics debate, regional and stylistic dialects, code switching and language socialization. Students also learn strategies for helping children in linguistically diverse classrooms to maximize oral language capacities that celebrate their unique cultural traditions. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Preparation Program; other majors by special permission of the course instructor. (2)



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