201 Academic Reading: Analyses and Strategies (3) Analysis of reading and learning processes, reading interpretation and critical thinking strategies as applied to all types of academic reading; integration and synthesis of academic information.
202 Vocabulary Cognition and Reading Comprehension (3) Study and analysis of general and academic vocabularies and their influence on reading comprehension and communication. Language knowledge and the development of contextual analysis and word association processes in reading comprehension.
290 Critical Reading as Critical Thinking (3) Relationship of critical reading to critical thinking. Development of critical thinking skills with application in the interpretation, analysis, criticism and advocacy of ideas encountered in academic readings. One or more sections offered online.
340 Fostering Language Growth for Reading Readiness (3) Theories of language development. Function of receptive and expressive language development as they relate to literacy development. Relevance of family literacy as young children begin to read. Choosing appropriate books to foster language development and literacy development. Theories of early childhood classroom instruction.