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IS 381 AO - Intro to Literacies for Youth

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


An overview of youth literacies covering: popular literacy myths, censorship, cognitive processes behind reading, visual and digital literacies, contemporary youth practices, government policies, and literacy education in schools. Course readings include fictional works and scholarship from the fields of education, library science, history, media studies, critical race studies, and literary and cultural studies. Students learn the history of marginalized youth in America in order to understand how literacies are defined, promoted, or stigmatized today.

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Restricted to Information Sciences majors until 12/18/20 by noon. For more information about this major, please visit: http://go.ischool.illinois.edu/BSIS. We will not provide overrides, please wait until the course restrictions are removed. Questions may be sent to ischool-is@illinois.edu

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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