Jun 16, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 [Archived Catalog]

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EDSP 4100 - Writing for Advocacy


This course provides the opportunity to synthesize special education content, disability law and policy, and inclusive best practices with regard to developing arguments and advocating for rights for students with disabilities. The focus is on demonstrating the importance of advocating for inclusive, just, and equity-focused schools, communities, and policies for students with disabilities. Teacher candidates reflect on and evaluate the current treatment of students with disabilities and advocate for change through a variety of written products.

Requisites: C or better in EDSP 3710, 3770, and 4770
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Foundations: Advanced Writing
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 1J
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the context and purpose for writing such that the text has the writer’s intended effect on an audience.
  • Students will be able to use appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to illustrate mastery of the subject, conveying the writer’s understanding, and shaping the whole work.
  • Students will be able to use formal and informal rules for particular kinds of texts and/or media that guide formatting, organization, and stylistic choices appropriate for a specific academic field.
  • Students will be able to use and source texts (written, oral, behavioral, visual, or other) to extend, argue with, develop, define, or shape the writer’s ideas.
  • Students will be able to use syntax and mechanics effectively to communicate ideas.
  • Students will be able to develop arguments advocating for rights of students with disabilities.



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