LITC 7350. Qualitative Methods in Lit Edu. 3 Hours.
This course provides both theoretical and practical dimensions of qualitative research. Various paradigms of qualitative research, such as case study analysis, naturalistic inquiry, discourse analysis, ethnography, and narrative analysis are addressed in this course. Students will engage in data collection, analysis, and reporting of an individualized research project. The research project will enable students to summarize empirical evidence related to psychological, sociological, and linguistic foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction. Students will conduct and publish research and contribute to the development of the knowledge base.
Prerequisite: Admission into the Ed.D. program in Literacy Leadership.
LITC 7300. Psychological & Social Foundations of Language & Literature. 3 Hours. Using cognative-processing, socio-cognitive processing, transactional, transactional-socio-psycho-linguistic, attitude, influence, and critical theories, candidates will explore literacy education. Prerequisite: Admission into the Ed.D. program in Literacy Leadership.