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Course Schedule for WRITING AND RHETORIC - Spring 2018
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
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4414 RHET-103-01 College Writing 1.00 LEC O'Donnell, Tennyson TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course is not open to juniors or seniors.
  An introduction to the art of expository writing, with attention to analytical reading and critical thinking in courses across the college curriculum. Assignments offer students opportunities to read and write about culture, politics, literature, science, and other subjects. Emphasis is placed on helping students to develop their individual skills.
4846 RHET-125-01 Writing for a Digital World 1.00 SEM Marino, Nicholas TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA WEA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 4 seats reserved for first year students, 5 for sophomores, 4 for juniors, 2 for seniors
  As reading and writing shift from pages to screens, images and other visual elements are becoming increasingly important to successful writing. This course is designed to help students think critically about the role of the visual in written communication today. Using digital design tools in combination with academic writing skills such as research and drafting, students will develop strategies and skills for blending images and words effectively in a range of genres and contexts - both digital and printed, academic and professional.
5255 RHET-202-01 Writing in the Disciplines 1.00 LEC Frymire, Erin MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA WEA2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Students in this course will explore a variety of genres in scholarly, professional, and public writing. Students will learn to identify and use the conventions of these genres and to make effective rhetorical choices in their writing. Students will engage in writing frequently and intensively to improve overall learning in their discipline. The course will facilitate student involvement with particular bodies of knowledge, their methods of scholarship, and modes of communication.
4744 RHET-208-02 Argument & Research Writing 1.00 LEC O'Donnell, Tennyson MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA WEA2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 4 seats reserved for first year students, 4 for sophomores, 4 for juniors, 3 for seniors
  A writing workshop emphasizing the development of argumentation and research skills. Students learn how to read and evaluate logical arguments, formulate research questions, explore print and electronic resources, and frame persuasive arguments in papers of substantial length. Frequent practice in writing and revising.
5252 RHET-216-01 Writing the Personal Essay 1.00 SEM Papoulis, Irene MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Writing effective personal essays--those that make private experiences and thoughts relevant to the larger world--is more complicated than it may seem. It requires both that we question and analyze our immediate perceptions, and that we have the patience to discover intriguing structures that do justice to our ideas. This class is a writing workshop that will allow you to explore the form by shaping your own experiences and reflections into well-structured, thoughtful essays. Readings include a range of writers who approach the personal essay in divergent ways; they will offer inspiration as well as instruction in the craft.
5211 RHET-225-01 The Rhetoric of Broad Street 1.00 LEC Marino, Nicholas TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA Y WEA2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course combines community learning and writing as a means of discovering how we define others and ourselves through journals, diaries, essays, and stories. Students explore Broad Street as a social and cultural metaphor, with a wide variety of readings depicting “the other” and reflecting the voices of members of underprivileged and privileged classes throughout history. Students perform community service as a part of course activities.
5253 RHET-260-01 What is Rhet/Comp? 1.00 SEM Frymire, Erin MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  How do human beings effectively communicate with one another? What strategies do we use to speak and write persuasively? What are the best ways to learn to write? How do social, cultural, political, linguistic, and other elements of human life impact the ways we write, speak, and learn to write? How do visual and textual literacies relate to questions of race, gender, and power? These are the central questions of Rhetoric and Composition – a field that stretches from the ancient world to the 21st century college writing classroom and continues to pursue these questions in our ever-changing world. In this course, we will explore how scholars in Rhetoric and Composition have approached, answered, and complicated these questions.
5212 RHET-300-01 The Art of the Essay 1.00 LEC Papoulis, Irene MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  An advanced writing workshop intended to help students find their own subjects and styles as essayists. We will read and write personal essays that express authors’ unique responses to ideas and experiences in deeply reflective ways. Our study will include essays by Seneca, Montaigne, Woolf, Dillard, and others from various historical periods that have explored their responses to the world in engaging and complex detail.
4151 RHET-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and Writing Center director are required for enrollment.
4468 RHET-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Students may assist professors as teaching assistants, performing a variety of duties usually involving assisting students in conceiving or revising papers; reading and helping to evaluate papers, quizzes, and exams; and other duties as determined by the student and instructor. See instructor of specific course for more information. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
5148 RHET-499-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 2.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor is required. (2 course credits are considered pending in the first semester; 2 course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester.)