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Course Description

COMD 720 - School-Age Language and Literacy Development and Disorders

Class Session: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Monday, April 30, 2018

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Prerequisites: COMD 507, 570 and 706 or equivalent coursework

Instructor: Lesly Wade-Wooley


Course Description

The relationship between oral and written language and factors that impact reading and writing (phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary). Reading (word-level, comprehension, fluency) and writing (composition, spelling) development, assessment, intervention and issues related to delivery of literacy services in the schools.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Syllabus Information

Available in Blackboard(https://blackboard.sc.edu/webapps/portal/execute/tabs/tabAction?tab_tab_group_id=_1_1,Blackboard).


Assignment Information

Available in Blackboardl (https://blackboard.sc.edu/webapps/portal/execute/tabs/tabAction?tab_tab_group_id=_1_1,Blackboard).


Information is accurate as of November 19, 2017, 4:28 pm (Subject to change)



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