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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - RED7742

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-04-06
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: GC approved 9/18; sent to USF SCNS Office 10/12/09; SCNS approved 10/22/09, effective 1/2010; posted in Banner - NUMBER CHANGED from 7746 to 7742


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1506 2009-09-03
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Childhood Education and Literacy Studies ED 172100
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Nancy Williams 9745912 nwilliam@tempest.coedu.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    RED 7742 Research in Vocabulary and Word Study

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Rsch Vocab Word Study
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Students will critically examine research in word acquisition, development, and instruction from preschool through the intermediate grades. linguistic diversity. PR:

    Advanced graduate status: Masters level coursework in reading or related field.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed as part of recent program/concentration/certificate change

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Vocabulary knowledge is identified as a critical component of the reading process. Therefore, a critical analysis of research in this field is essential to advanced graduate students in reading.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Credentialed faculty with a doctorate in reading/literacy. The professor should also conduct research in vocabulary or related field.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Students are expected to master the following goals:

    a) Read and critically review research in vocabulary acquisition, phonics, phonemic awareness, orthography, word recognition, and word knowledge.

    b) Critically examine policies and research that impact instructional practices in word recognition and knowledge in oral and written contexts.

    c) Identify cultural and linguistic diversity within instructional practices and policies in vocabulary and word study research.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    a) read and review relevant research and policies in vocabulary and word study

    b) synthesis of seminal and current research in selected topic within the context of vocabulary and word study

    Students will be evaluated based on the quality of written work, the completion of readings, and consistent and thoughtful participation in class discussions. Student participation will be used to determine the extent to which reading assignments were completed. Written assignments will be judged based on the quality of the writing, the rigor of the analysis, and the comprehensiveness of the content. Rubrics will be provided and used for assessment. Standard grammar, spelling, and punctuation are required on all written assignments.

    C. Major Topics

    a) read and review relevant research and policies in vocabulary and word study

    b) synthesis of seminal and current research in selected topic within the context of vocabulary and word study

    Students will be evaluated based on the quality of written work, the completion of readings, and consistent and thoughtful participation in class discussions. Student participation will be used to determine the extent to which reading assignments were completed. Written assignments will be judged based on the quality of the writing, the rigor of the analysis, and the comprehensiveness of the content. Rubrics will be provided and used for assessment. Standard grammar, spelling, and punctuation are required on all written assignments.

    D. Textbooks

    Hiebert, E., & Kamil, M.L. (2005). Teaching and Learning Vocabulary: Bringing Research to Practices. New York: Routledge.

    Stahl, K., A., & McKenna, M.C. (2006). Reading Research at Work: Foundations of Effective Practice. New York: Guilford.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    COURSE READINGS:

    Books highlighting vocabulary research will be shared with students. They would not be expected to make additional purchases beyond the required texts for the course.

    ONLINE RESOURCES:

    Students will consult the USF Library for online journals and publications, government websites for vocabulary policy, and professional organizations for positions on vocabulary teaching and learning.

    SUPPLEMENTARY READINGS:

    Current research articles in literacy journals (and related fields), or chapters in recently published books.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Students will be evaluated based on the quality of written work, the completion of readings, and consistent and thoughtful participation in class discussions. Student participation will be used to determine the extent to which reading assignments were completed and understood. Written assignments will be judged based on the quality of the writing, the rigor of the analysis, and the comprehensiveness of the content. Rubrics will be provided and used for assessment. Standard grammar, spelling, and punctuation are required on all written assignments.

    Plus/Minus Grading Scale

    No grade below C- will be accepted toward a graduate degree.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Week 1: Introduction/Literacy Acquisition

    Week 2: Oral Language Development

    Week 3: Concept of Words

    Week 4: Vocabulary Development through Story Telling

    Week 5: Print Knowledge

    Week 6: Phonics

    Week 7: Phonemic Awareness

    Week 8: Orthography

    Week 9: Words in the Writing Context

    Week 10: Encoding/Decoding Words

    Week 11: Word Knowledge

    Week 12: Developing Lexicons

    Week 13: Vocabulary Assessments

    Week 14: Classroom Contexts

    Week 15: Future practices in Vocabulary and Word Study

    Assignments for research reviews will be due each class session.

    Assignment for critical review of educational policies will be due Week 13

    Assignments for cultural and linguistic diversity will be due Week 15

    H. Attendance Policy

    Students are expected to attend and to actively participate in each class session.

    USF Policy on Religious Observances: “ Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide notice of the date(s) to the instructor, in writing, by the second class meeting.”

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Students are expected to turn in assignments by the due dates. Students having difficulty meeting these dates should notify the professor for arrangements. Assignments will be submitted through the Safe Assignment University Policy on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism.

    "Plagiarism is defined as “literary theft” and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact words of a published text, or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by paraphrase from a published text. On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from books, articles, web sites, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not generally known to the public at large, or the form, structure, or style of a secondary source must be attributed to its author by means of the appropriate citation procedure. Only widely known facts and first-hand thoughts and observations original to the student do not require citations. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the body of the text. Plagiarism also consists of passing off as one’s own segments or the total of another person’s work."

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Advanced graduate students enrolled in the PhD or Eds Reading programs


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    This course will serve as an elective to advanced graduate students in reading and can be taken as part of a cognate area in reading.



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