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ADED 620 - Introduction to Adult Literacy
Spring 2021, Section 50

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001088 ADED 620 50 Introduction to Adult Literacy
01/11 - 05/03
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4.0 Open Woldeab, Daniel
Staff, Staff
Completely Online-Asynchronous Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University


Meeting Details
DatesDaysTimeBuilding/RoomInstructor
1/11/2021 - 5/3/2021 n/a n/a n/a Woldeab, Daniel
Staff, Staff

Notes
  • Online Participation Required First Week of Class.
  • Asynchronous Completely Online; no class meetings.
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the Adult Basic Education Certificate program. Note: This is a completely online course, not an independent study. Course has no required in-person or synchronous meetings. There are required online activities and assignments each week. May require remotely proctored exams that require a webcam and microphone. Intermediate computer/Internet skills required. For online learning and course access information go to www.metrostate.edu/solr.

Location Details
Offered through: Metropolitan State University.
Campus: Metropolitan State University. Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 16 Enrolled: 0 Seats Remaining: 16

Restrictions
  • Requires students to be admitted.

Add/Drop/Withdraw
Full refund is available until January 15, 2021, 11:59PM CST.
The last day to add this course is January 16, 2021. The last day to drop this course is January 15, 2021.
The last day to withdraw from this course is April 12, 2021.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and fee information will be available after October 30, 2020.

Course Level
Graduate

Description
This course will cover foundational literacy, and adult foundational literacy skills needed in the workplace and the broader community. The course will address the definitions of foundational basic skills needed in the workplace, community, and family. We will review the evolution of adult literacy in the US, and in Minnesota in particular, and will look at programs, funding, program planning, and the role of employers and unions. The course will also address the need for writing in plain language for low-literacy employees. Finally, the course will also analyze and assess community literacy programs. We will also cover ways of reaching underrepresented groups; the role of community in state and local government; new social action approaches to literacy education; and related issues such as poverty and welfare, ethnicity, cultural diversity, social class, language and learning, and literacy as a tool of empowerment.

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