English 5365: Community Literacy Theory and Pedagogy

Summer I 2006
BH 112, 2:00-3:55 am

Dr. Catherine Quick
FC 274B, 825-3025

Office Hours for Summer I: MTWR, 1:00-2:00 pm

Course Home Page: http://falcon.tamucc.edu/~cquick/eng5365home.htm





Great Moments in Literacy History:

Thoth, Egyptian Scribe of the Underworld, god of the dead. Egyptian mythology credits Thoth with invention of writing. (Theuth in Plato's Phaedrus)
Clay Bullae with "envelope." Many scholars theorize that literacy began with accounting, the need to keep records of property.

Johan Gutenberg, inventor of moveable type printing press (c1436), which began the print literacy revolution. Here's a site that explains Gutenberg's invention in more detail: http://communication.ucsd.edu/bjones/Books/printech.html

Cherokee Syllabary, invented by Chief Sequoyah circa 1819. (Pronounciation Key: http://www.powersource.com/cocinc/language/syllab.htm)