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ENGL 567 - Literature Pedagogy

(3 credits)
Designed both for prospective and practicing teachers, this course will investigate how and why we teach literature in college and secondary school settings. Students will read scholarship concerning teaching and learning as well as literature, literary criticism and literary theory to explore the role and value of literary texts in education, society and individual lives. Students will incorporate research into individual projects tailored to their particular teaching context; the final projects may involve creating college syllabi and assignments, revamping or proposing a curriculum unit, or defending or critiquing particular methods for teaching literary texts in the 21st century. By sharpening current and future teachers’ pedagogical practices and encouraging critical reflection about why literature continues to matter in the digital age, the course is designed to cultivate teacher-scholars who can thoughtfully articulate the role of literature in our educational systems and society at large. Offered alternate years.