The following are offered as undergraduate courses by the Department of Literacy and Reading Education.
READ 201 - New Literacies for Academic Success (3)
Course is designed to set students up for academic success. Collaborative work with classmates supports learning. Students use technology to gather information and to prepare quality academic papers and projects. Students learn a variety of strategies they can use in other courses.
READ 290 - Critical Reading, Thinking and Literacy (3)
Explore the relationship of critical reading to critical thinking. Tackle contemporary social issues through discussion, writings, and projects. Develop critical thinking skills with application in interpretation, analysis, criticism and advocacy of ideas encountered in academic readings and today's media. Fufills G.E. requirement A.3 for Critical Thinking. Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit. One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
READ 295 - Critical Literacies, Advocacy and Community Involvement (3)
Apply critical thinking to local community. Explore and apply intellectual habits and dispositions to global issues, advocacy and non-profits. Evaluate and create information to facilitate collaborative solutions for fostering change in the community. Culminating project advocating for local change and action with global implication. Prerequisite: Completion of G.E. Category A.3. Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit. One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
READ 330 - Undocumented Youth in Education (3)
The first class at CSUF to focus on the undocumented youth experience and activism. Explore experiences of undocumented youth in pre-K to college, analyzing literacy instruction in order to properly serve this student population in schools and universities. Service-learning component. Prerequisite: Completion of G.E. Category D.1. Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit
READ 340 - Promoting Early Language and Literacy Development in Diverse Children (3)
Learn to teach early literacy skills to culturally and linguistically diverse children in the classroom and outside. Learn how family literacy helps as young children begin to read. Explore theories of language development and function of receptive and expressive language development related to developing literacy.Choose appropriate books to foster language and literacy development. READ 340 prepares for multi-subject credentialing and fo CSET, and is an elective CAS majors. Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit. One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
READ 360 - Literacy Education for Social Change (3)
Learn about western and colonial influences in our education system. Explore and practice qualitative inquiry through fieldwork. Research and assess educational programs available in our local communities. Course is designed for those who plan to work with children and the community. Fieldwork component. Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit.
Undergraduate Minor (18 credits)
The focus of our literacy minor is on social change through education. Students explore education with a community and literacy focus. Two core courses with four electives are required for the minor.
READ 295 Critical Literacy, Advocacy, and Community Involvement
Read 360 Literacy Education for Social Change
Select Two Electives in Education
Chic 332 The Chicano Adolescent
Chic 325 Chicana and Chicano Education
Edel 325 Cultural Pluralism in Elementary Schools (Prerequisite to ELEM Cred/Diversity GE (D.1))
EDSC 330 Developing Literacy in Secondary Schools (Prerequisite to Secondary Credential)
READ 201 Literacy and Learning in the Digital Age
READ 290 Critical Reading, Thinking, And Literacy
READ 340 Promoting early Language and Literacy Development in Diverse Children
SPED 436 Liteacy for Early Childhood Spcial Education Specialists
Select Two Electives Literature of Underserved Groups
AFRO 324 Intro to Afro-American Literature
ASAM 327 Asian American Literature
CHIC 250 Intro to Multi-Ethnic Literature
CHIC 333 Mexican Literatures since 1940
CHIC 330 The Evolution of Mexican Literature
CHIC 336 Latin American Literatures
CHIC 337 Contemporary Chicano Literature
ENG 222 American LIterature from Twain to the Moderns
ENG 328 Literature of the American Indians
ENG 355T Images of Women in Literature
ENG 434 Literature for Junior and Senior High School
A great compliment to your major, the minor in Literacy Education provides study abroad and study away opportunities.