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Summer 2018

All courses on this list are open to Alumni. Community members are eligible to take the courses listed below that are offered on the campus nearest to them. For information about eligibility, please visit our Community Audit page.

The following is a guide to Tufts University Summer Session undergraduate and graduate course numbers:

  • 0001 - 0099: undergraduate credit only
  • 0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
  • 0200 & Up: strictly graduate


  • Some course descriptions contain Tufts University information pertaining to fall and spring offerings of the same course. Where possible, summer specific information has been provided.
  • Pre-requisite and prior study/learning recommendations are indicated in course descriptions. Students who do not attend Tufts in the fall or spring terms should pay attention to these indications when making course selections. If you have questions, contact the instructor or sponsoring department.

This schedule is subject to change.

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Title:   Foundations of Literacy (Online)      

Course Number:      ED 0191AD   
Room: Online

Course Description:

This class focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of literacy learning and instruction. We will discuss key theories and approaches related to literacy instruction as well as the structures, methods, strategies, and assessments that are appropriate for whole class, small group, and individual reading and writing instruction. Our time together will include lectures, readings, discussions, classroom observations, and hands-on experiences.
We will work from a strengths perspective, a stance that assumes students bring into the classroom valuable knowledge, experiences, and literacies, all of which are the foundation of further literacy learning. Such a curriculum recognizes and affirms that all students bring valuable literacy practices to schools from their homes and communities. We will also focus on teaching reading and writing in the content areas.

Instructor: Dana Simpson           Instructor Website

Offered in: First session
Class Dates: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to Friday, Jun 29, 2018
Day(s): Online           Online Session Times: Online                     
Status: Open


Summer at Tufts offers something for everyone. Need more inspiration? Check out our full course list!