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UT Tyler Literature and Languages Department to Offer Online/Hybrid Courses Next Year

November 22, 2011

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Beginning the spring 2012 semester, The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Literature and Languages will offer courses in the online and hybrid format to provide opportunities for non-traditional working students, Dr. Martin Slann, College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced.

This is the department’s effort to reach out to East Texas English language arts teachers who wish to continue their professional development and/or prepare themselves for teaching AP classes or dual-credit courses.

“This flexible format gives teachers a chance to achieve advanced education at their own pace and will sustain the dynamics in the traditional classroom through students’ personal face-to-face and online meetings with the instructor and their peers,” said Dr. Hui Wu, professor and department chair. “By providing two hybrid/online courses in the summer and one in each semester, we provide professional development opportunities to teachers, and as a result, may improve education quality at the secondary level.”

English 5379: World Literature will be offered in the hybrid format. Students in this class will meet three times during the semester and online for discussion.

By summer 2012, most undergraduate and graduate summer courses will be delivered in the hybrid format, including English 5305: Chaucer and Middle British Literature, English 5388: History and Practice of Rhetoric and Beginning Spanish II. Some summer courses will meet once a week and some purely online, Wu added.

For more information, contact Wu, 903.566.7289 or hwu@uttyler.edu.

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