College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

EDRD 619: Literacy in the Content Areas

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General Information

Credits: 3


Examines language and literacy processes of adolescent learners. Builds understanding of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing in content areas. Evaluates disciplinary instructional strategies to support students’ development of academic language and comprehension, including adaptations for diverse learners’ needs. Fosters an awareness of the role of multiple texts and independent reading in adolescent learners’ literacy practices. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to EDRD 419.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (EDCI 567*B-, 569*B-, 572*B- or 573*B-) and (EDCI 667*B-, 669*B-, 672*B- or 673*B-).
* May be taken concurrently.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Current Sections

Upcoming Sections

  • Spring 2021, Section: DL1*, CRN 20846, Format: Online, Instructor: Jennifer Drake Patrick
  • Spring 2021, Section: DL2*, CRN 17818, Format: Online, Instructor: Stacy Tyler
  • Spring 2021, Section: DL3*, CRN 11919, Format: Online, Instructor: Thomas Opfer

*These sections are available to non-degree seeking students as well. To take courses without applying to a degree program, you'll need to submit an application as a non-degree seeking student. If you're interested in applying a course to a degree in the future, set up a call with an admissions counselor. All courses available in Summer 2020 will be offered online.

Prior Sections (partial list)