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2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEN 446 - Core III: Global Literacy (WI)

Semester Hours: 3
(Writing Intensive)
The problem of global literacy has focused largely on two disparate groups: children in developing countries seeking universal basic education and students in developed countries seeking sustained economic success. The concerns of both groups have been described as crises, prompting various reactions and calls for literacy reform from the international community. This course investigates these crises, looking closely at the ways educators, donor governments, NGOs, and the media have constructed and responded to the world’s literacy problems. Particular attention will be paid to international learning assessments and their role in driving educational change.  

Pre-requisites: Core II, junior standing or above, and GEN 112 - Composition II: Argumentation and Research .

Offered: Fall or Spring.

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