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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

EDRD 619: Literacy in the Content Areas

Important: For the most up-to-date information, refer to the official George Mason Course Catalog

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.
Recommended Prerequisite: For students in the Secondary Education program, SEED 566, SEED 567, SEED 569, SEED 572, or SEED 573 is a required prerequisite.
Recommended Corequisite: For students in the Secondary Education program, SEED 667, SEED 669, SEED 672, or SEED 673 should be taken concurrently.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, 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

  • Fall 2022, Section: 6L1, CRN 85762, Format: Online, Instructor: Thomas Opfer
  • Fall 2022, Section: DL2, CRN 75257, Format: Online, Instructor: Thomas Opfer, Fall 2022 Section DL2 Syllabus

Upcoming Sections

  • Spring 2023, Section: 6L1*, CRN 23484, Format: Online, Instructor: Thomas Opfer
  • Spring 2023, Section: DL1*, CRN 15320, Format: Online, Instructor: Thomas Opfer
  • Spring 2023, Section: DL2*, CRN 14411, Format: Online, Instructor: Jennifer Drake Patrick
  • Spring 2023, Section: DL3*, CRN 11114, 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)