Course Offerings

Winter 2023/2024
LIBE Courses
Winter 2023

LIBE461 Administration of the School Library Resource Centre Sections

The role, philosophy, and management of school library resource centres in elementary and secondary schools.

LIBE463 Selection of Learning Resources I Sections

LIBE465 Organization of Learning Resources Sections

LIBE467 Information Services I Sections

LIBE477B Special Topics in Teacher Librarianship - SP TPCS TCH LIBR Sections

In-depth study of selected topics in library education.

LLED Courses
Winter 2023

LLED200 Introduction to Writing in Academic and Professional Registers Sections

Examination of sociolinguistic knowledge and skills that are central to the production of academic and professional texts.

LLED201 Critical Reading and Writing in Academic and Professional Registers Sections

LLED212 Introduction to Language Communities and Variation in Language Practices Sections

Sociolinguistic analysis of language variation according to age, ethnicity, class, race, and gender, and how these variations function in both reflecting and constructing specific identities and memberships in society.

LLED220 Introduction to Translating in a Globalized Society Sections

Basic tenets of translation as a methodology for increasing students' sociocultural understanding, intercultural communication, pragmatics, and written English.

LLED222 Introduction to Public and Private Language Practices in a Globalized Society Sections

Exploration of the interrelationships between language structure, usage and social context and the interpretive differences that may result from their interaction.

LLED223 Introduction to the Nature of World Englishes Sections

Exploration of the emergence of new English varieties, as well as a critical examination of main reasons linked to the rise of English worldwide and its proposed role as a neutral global language.

LLED315A English as a Second Language - Secondary: Curriculum and Pedagogy - ESL SEC C&P Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED325A Teaching and Learning French in Elementary Schools - T & L FREN ELEM Sections

Taught in French. Strategies, theoretical foundations, and approaches related to teaching elementary French (Immersion, Core, Intensive) programs. Pass/Fail.

LLED336 Communication: Voice, Audience, Message Sections

Knowledge and development of skills necessary to create a transactional style of teaching.

LLED350 Classroom Discourses: Elementary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED351 Literacy Practices and Assessment: Elementary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED352 Introduction to Learning, Teaching, and Reclaiming Languages: Elementary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED353 Teaching and Learning English as an Additional Language: Elementary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED360 Classroom Discourses and Teaching English Language Learners: Secondary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED361 Literacy Practices and Assessment: Secondary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED366 Teaching Literature Sections

Curriculum and pedagogy related to the theories, concepts, and strategies relevant in secondary school classrooms.

LLED367 Teaching Writing Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED368 Multiliteracies in English Language Arts Classrooms Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED371 Foundations of Teaching French: Secondary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED372 Teaching French Language and Literacy: Secondary Sections

Language of instruction is French. Pass/Fail for B.Ed. students. Non-B.Ed. students are eligible for percentage grading or Credit/D/Fail grading.

LLED381 Foundations of Teaching Modern Languages: Secondary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED386 Secondary Theatre: Introduction to Curriculum and Pedagogy Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED388 Secondary Theatre: Principles and Design Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED399 Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language Sections

LLED402 Living Language: Science and Society Sections

Multi-disciplinary course in which students, individually and in groups, examine, integrate and apply subject-specific knowledge through the lens of language and the framework of the language sciences, with a focus on themes of real-world importance.

LLED423 Teaching French Adolescent Literature: Secondary Sections

LLED439 Shakespeare in the Classroom Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED441 Introduction to Teaching Children's Literature Sections

LLED446 Teaching with Illustrated Materials, K-12: From Picture Books to Information Texts Sections

LLED452 Disciplinary Literacies: Intermediate Through Secondary Sections

How teachers can support students to develop disciplinary literacies that will enable them to understand, analyze, interpret and critique ideas, genres, and language in discipline-specific texts in and beyond the intermediate and secondary school contexts.

LLED454 Adolescent Literacies: Processes and Practices Sections

LLED459 Trends and Issues in Literacy Instruction Sections

LLED462 School Library Resource Centre Programs Sections

LLED469 Inquiry-Based Pedagogy in School Library Programs Sections

Principles and practices of teachers and teacher-librarians designing and teaching curriculum using inquiry-based pedagogy. LLED 469 is a core course for the Teacher Librarian Diploma.

LLED478A Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language - INTRO TO TESL Sections

LLED478B Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language - INTRO TO TESL Sections

LLED480E Advanced Studies in Language and Literacy Education - ADV ST LNG LIT Sections

Credit will be given for only 6 credits of LLED 480 and 429.

LLED481 Digital Media in English Language Arts Education Sections

LLED489A Applied Linguistics for Teachers - APPL LING TEACH Sections

LLED489B Applied Linguistics for Teachers - APPL LING TEACH Sections

LLED491A Supervised Study in English Education - SUPER ST ENGL ED Sections

LLED491B Supervised Study in English Education - SUPER ST ENGL ED Sections

LLED491C Supervised Study in English Education - SUPER ST ENGL ED Sections

LLED492A Supervised Study in Reading - SPR ST IN READ Sections

LLED492B Supervised Study in Reading - SPR ST IN READ Sections

LLED492C Supervised Study in Reading - SPR ST IN READ Sections

LLED493A Supervised Study in Modern Languages Education - SPR ST MDN LANG Sections

LLED493B Supervised Study in Modern Languages Education - SPR ST MDN LANG Sections

LLED493C Supervised Study in Modern Languages Education - SPR ST MDN LANG Sections

ETEC Courses

Winter 2023

ETEC500 Research Methodology in Education Sections

ETEC510 Design of Technology- Supported Learning Environments Sections

ETEC511 Foundations of Educational Technology Sections

ETEC512 Applications of Learning Theories to the Analysis of Instructional Settings Sections

ETEC520 Planning and Managing eLearning Sections

ETEC521 Indigeneity, Technology, and Education Sections

ETEC522 Ventures in Learning Technology Sections

ETEC523 Mobile and Open Education Sections

Experiential immersion in the proven and emerging educational potentials of mobile technologies and open learning. Theory and strategy of mobile and open education through collective critical analysis of trending knowledge.

ETEC524 Learning Technologies: Selection, Design, and Application Sections

Theoretical frameworks to assist educators in evaluating, selecting, and using various learning technologies. Hands-on experience using a range of learning technologies and platforms, including learning and content management systems and multimedia and social media tools.

ETEC530 Constructivism Strategies for E-Learning Sections

ETEC531 Curriculum Issues in Cultural and New Media Studies Sections

ETEC532 Technology in the Arts and the Humanities Classroom Sections

ETEC533 Technology in the Mathematics and Science Classroom Sections

ETEC540 Text Technologies: The Changing Spaces of Reading and Writing Sections

ETEC541 Energy Literacy in Society and Digital Culture Sections

Basic energy systems and technologies in the context of the cultural and social dimensions of environmental education and climate emergency--through conceptual, digital, and narrative models, as well as policy, design, and science.

ETEC542 Culture and Communication in Virtual Learning Environments Sections

ETEC543 Understanding Learning Analytics Sections

ETEC544 Digital Games and Learning Sections

ETEC565B Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SC SUB MAT FIELD Sections

ETEC565H Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SC SUB MAT FIELD Sections

ETEC565M Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SC SUB MAT FIELD Sections

ETEC565P Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SC SUB MAT FIELD Sections

ETEC590 Graduating Project Sections

LIBE Courses

Winter 2023

LLED Courses

Winter 2023

LLED501 Analyzing Discourse and Talk: An Overview of Methods Sections

Credit will be granted for only one of LLED 501 or EPSE 586.

LLED510 Language, Discourse and Identity Sections

LLED511A Child Language in Education - SEM CHLD LANG ED Sections

Language development in preschool and early school years: influence in education, heritage language, English as an Additional Language and multilingual contexts for development are explored across multiple theoretical approaches.

LLED513 Indigenous Storytelling in Education Sections

LLED521 Critical Intercultural Studies in Language Education Sections

May be offered in multiple languages; consult the department.

In language education, interculturality is often seen as a competence to be acquired abroad, beyond national borders. Culture is conceived as an object of teaching, as a set of skills or attitudes to be learned and as a celebration of diversity. This course proposes a different understanding of interculturality. It guides class participants in a critical analysis of how culture functions to produce inequity in institutional, racial, linguistic, and epistemological terms. It does so by examining how we encounter difference in our daily lives within our communities. The focus is on interculturality through an engagement with difference that involves confronting otherness across multiple frames of reference, including the diverse beliefs, values, practices, and actions we rely on to construct meaning within varying relations of power. The course offers resources and tools to investigate, interrogate, and integrate intercultural learning in language classrooms. Course content aligns with a decolonial orientation and many of the readings and activities are supported with examples from local contexts with an emphasis on local Indigenous knowledges and perspectives.
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LLED526 Second Language Assessment: Conceptual and Empirical Approaches Sections

LLED540 Introduction to Research in the Teaching of Literature Sections

LLED551 Introduction to Literacies Across the Lifespan: Theories and Practices Sections

LLED553 Theoretical Foundations of ESL/EL Reading Pedagogy Sections

LLED556A Theory and Research in Early Literacy - TH&RES EARLY LIT Sections

LLED559 Digital Media Literacies Sections

LLED565E Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SPC C SUBJ MTFLD Sections

Courses in various subject matter fields designed to bring teachers up to date in recent findings in each field.

Environmental Literacy | Building on the mandate of the Ministry of Education in British Columbia to prioritize environmental curriculum in elementary and secondary education, this course provides a working knowledge of theories and practices for future teachers that position literacy from an environmental and ecological perspective. Bridging natural and virtual ecologies across a range of disciplines, this course affords opportunities for students to explore personal, pedagogical, and research-based relationships to a variety of information environments. It also develops ecological approaches to literacy teaching and research that emphasize sustainability and the creative potential for ecological education rooted in lived experiences.
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LLED565Z Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SPC C SUBJ MTFLD Sections

Courses in various subject matter fields designed to bring teachers up to date in recent findings in each field.

Digital Literacies: Theory, Research and Practice | Recognizing digital literacies as a social practice, this course highlights the differentiated, situated, and enculturated ways in which learners use technology for diverse relational, informational, expressive, and recreational purposes. Beyond being a set of skills that support the needs of the knowledge economy, digital literacies are understood as the practices of assembling and interpreting linguistic and semiotic resources online, while negotiating platform designs, ideologies and cultures-of-use. Through the interplay of human and non-human interactants, technology mediates social interactions, transforming the social order, and reshaping the way we perform identities, maintain social networks, and produce and consume knowledge. At the same time, it enables new forms of colonialism, amplifying inequalities, automating biases and reproducing modes of exclusion. Addressing these issues, this course discusses the significance of both functional and critical digital literacies for learners to not only participate agentively in online spaces, but also reflect critically on their practices. By examining current theory and research on digital literacies, it illuminates the implications of these issues for language andliteracy learning and explores how digital literacies can contribute to a more equitable and inclusive future.
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LLED570 Theory and Research in English Language Education: Discourse Perspectives Sections

LLED572A Theory and Research in Teaching English as a Second Language - RESEARCH IN ESL Sections

LLED573A Theories of Second Language Acquisition - SEC LANG ACQ Sections

LLED574 Theory and Research in Teaching Second Language Writing Sections

LLED577 Culture and Politics in Second Language Education Sections

LLED580A Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LLED580B Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LLED580C Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LLED580D Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LLED590 Graduating PROJECT Sections

Demonstration of students' theoretical and applied knowledge as acquired during their M.Ed. program. Pass/Fail.

LLED599 Master's Thesis Sections

This course is restricted to students in Language and Literacy Education (LLED) MA programs.

LIBE Courses

Winter 2023

LLED Courses

Winter 2023

LLED601 Theories for Language and Literacy Research Sections

LLED602 Critical Analysis of Issues and Methodology in Language and Literacy Education Sections

LLED699 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Summer 2024
LIBE Courses
Summer 2024

LIBE461 Administration of the School Library Resource Centre Sections

The role, philosophy, and management of school library resource centres in elementary and secondary schools.

LIBE465 Organization of Learning Resources Sections

LIBE477B Special Topics in Teacher Librarianship - SP TPCS TCH LIBR Sections

In-depth study of selected topics in library education.

LLED Courses
Summer 2024

LLED200 Introduction to Writing in Academic and Professional Registers Sections

Examination of sociolinguistic knowledge and skills that are central to the production of academic and professional texts.

LLED201 Critical Reading and Writing in Academic and Professional Registers Sections

LLED336 Communication: Voice, Audience, Message Sections

Knowledge and development of skills necessary to create a transactional style of teaching.

LLED352 Introduction to Learning, Teaching, and Reclaiming Languages: Elementary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED353 Teaching and Learning English as an Additional Language: Elementary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED361 Literacy Practices and Assessment: Secondary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED387 Secondary Theatre: Applications to Curriculum Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED421 Gramligne: Learning and Teaching Grammar in Text for the Second Language Classroom Sections

Taught in French.

LLED433 Drama in Education: Creative Approaches and Strategies Sections

Drama-based activities relevant to a wide range of classroom contexts; involves reading about, practicing, and discussing various creative drama approaches and strategies developed by contemporary scholars and practitioners. Pass/Fail.

LLED434 Drama in Education: Cross-Curricular Learning and Story Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED435A Drama in Education: Community, Inquiry, and Performance - DRAMA COMMUNITY Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED442 Trends and Issues in Teaching Children's Literature Sections

LLED445 Teaching Poetry Sections

Instructional methodologies and theories in teaching all forms of poetry.

LLED446 Teaching with Illustrated Materials, K-12: From Picture Books to Information Texts Sections

LLED449 Teaching Adolescents Literature Sections

Instructional methodologies and theories in teaching literature to adolescents.

LLED459 Trends and Issues in Literacy Instruction Sections

LLED469 Inquiry-Based Pedagogy in School Library Programs Sections

Principles and practices of teachers and teacher-librarians designing and teaching curriculum using inquiry-based pedagogy. LLED 469 is a core course for the Teacher Librarian Diploma.

LLED478C Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language - INTRO TO TESL Sections

LLED481 Digital Media in English Language Arts Education Sections

LLED489A Applied Linguistics for Teachers - APPL LING TEACH Sections

LLED489B Applied Linguistics for Teachers - APPL LING TEACH Sections

LLED489C Applied Linguistics for Teachers - APPL LING TEACH Sections

ETEC Courses

Summer 2024

ETEC500 Research Methodology in Education Sections

ETEC510 Design of Technology- Supported Learning Environments Sections

ETEC511 Foundations of Educational Technology Sections

ETEC512 Applications of Learning Theories to the Analysis of Instructional Settings Sections

ETEC523 Mobile and Open Education Sections

Experiential immersion in the proven and emerging educational potentials of mobile technologies and open learning. Theory and strategy of mobile and open education through collective critical analysis of trending knowledge.

ETEC530 Constructivism Strategies for E-Learning Sections

ETEC531 Curriculum Issues in Cultural and New Media Studies Sections

ETEC532 Technology in the Arts and the Humanities Classroom Sections

ETEC533 Technology in the Mathematics and Science Classroom Sections

ETEC540 Text Technologies: The Changing Spaces of Reading and Writing Sections

ETEC543 Understanding Learning Analytics Sections

ETEC565C Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SC SUB MAT FIELD Sections

ETEC565S Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SC SUB MAT FIELD Sections

ETEC590 Graduating Project Sections

LIBE Courses

Summer 2024

LLED Courses

Summer 2024

LLED503 Qualitative Research Interviewing in Education: Theories and Methods Sections

LLED505 Environmental Literacy Sections

LLED525 Bilingual Education: Theory and Practice Sections

LLED535 Theory and Research in Drama in Education Sections

LLED536 Drama, Literacies and Literature in Education Sections

LLED540 Introduction to Research in the Teaching of Literature Sections

LLED552 Theoretical Foundations of Reading Research and Practice Sections

LLED559 Digital Media Literacies Sections

LLED565H Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SPC C SUBJ MTFLD Sections

Courses in various subject matter fields designed to bring teachers up to date in recent findings in each field.

Case Study Research Methods | Case study research methods are commonly used in the health sciences, political science, psychology, sociology, and business, among other fields. The focus in this course is case studies in language and literacy education. We will discuss what constitutes a case and the theoretical framing of studies, epistemological and ethical issues, research designs and methods for carrying out, analyzing, and writing up case studies, and criteria for evaluating case studies. Course members will be encouraged to investigate and discuss case studies in their own areas of interest.
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LLED565L Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SPC C SUBJ MTFLD Sections

Courses in various subject matter fields designed to bring teachers up to date in recent findings in each field.

LLED565Y Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SPC C SUBJ MTFLD Sections

Courses in various subject matter fields designed to bring teachers up to date in recent findings in each field.

LLED574 Theory and Research in Teaching Second Language Writing Sections

LLED580A Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LLED580B Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LLED580C Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LLED590 Graduating PROJECT Sections

Demonstration of students' theoretical and applied knowledge as acquired during their M.Ed. program. Pass/Fail.

LLED599 Master's Thesis Sections

This course is restricted to students in Language and Literacy Education (LLED) MA programs.

LIBE Courses

Summer 2024

LLED Courses

Summer 2024

LLED699 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

* Course numbers that end with a letter (eg. LLED325A) indicate that it is a course administered by PDCE.
Additional resources
Ritsumeikan Course List
Office of Research – Research Methods and Special Topics courses throughout the Faculty of Education
Professional Development & Community Engagement (PDCE) – Distance education and on-line courses
Student Service Centre – Current Courses
UBC Calendar – Course Descriptions
Student Services – Auditing Courses

Notice for LLED Graduate Students
  1. Students who are unable to register for a particular course should contact their advisors (not the course instructor). Priority in graduate courses are given in the following order:
    • LLED students who require the course immediately to graduate at the next convocation
    • LLED students for whom the course is “core” to their area of study
    • LLED graduate students
    • Graduate students from other departments
  2. LLED 590.064 (seminar section) is offered between 16:30 & 19:30 on alternating Thursdays beginning the 2nd Thursday in September, until the following April. The purpose of the Graduating Project (LLED 590) is to facilitate a broad-based demonstration of students’ theoretical and applied knowledge as acquired during their M.Ed. program. The Graduating Project is the culminating course in the final term of a student’s program, to be taken concurrently with the final course or following completion of all courses outlined in the Program of Graduate Studies. During the Graduating Project students will create a final project with a focus on its conceptual foundation and application to practice. This course is offered once a year, either as a seminar, on an individual basis with a faculty member or, for cohort students, at the end of their two-year program, and is facilitated by a faculty member. Go to LLED 590: Graduating Project for more information.