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Course Schedule for WRITING AND RHETORIC - Spring 2017
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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4438 RHET-103-01 College Writing 1.00 LEC O'Donnell,Tennyson L. MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  This course is not open to 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.
5129 RHET-125-01 Writing for a Digital World 1.00 SEM Tarsa,Rebecca G. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA WEA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
4555 RHET-140-02 The Rhetoric of Narrative 1.00 LEC Peltier,Robert F. MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA Y WEA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first year students, 5 for sophomores, 3 for juniors, 2 for seniors.
  In this course, we will look at the rhetoric of narrative, with an emphasis on narratives that cut across cultures to see how people in different places use narrative structures to construct their realities from their everyday lives, imagined lives, and the presumed lives of others. We will write our own narratives and analyze them to see how we create our reality from the essentially chaotic matter of everyday life. Readings will include prison diaries, war journals, film and television scripts, and hypertexts.
5193 RHET-145-01 Autobiography and Activism 1.00 LEC Papoulis,Irene TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA WEA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 6 seats are reserved for first year students.
  A writing workshop focusing on autobiographical writing that is informed by an interest in the world at-large. We will read various writers who combine their personal stories with their political, environmental, and social activism, such as Terry Tempest Williams, Bill McKibben, and Angela Davis. Students will write their own reflective autobiographical essays.
4586 RHET-202-01 Intermediate Writing Workshop 1.00 LEC Tarsa,Rebecca G. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA WEA2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 3 seats reserved for first year students, 5 for sophomores, 4 for juniors, 3 for seniors.
  Students will write in a variety of common professional and contemporary genres, culminating in a final project combining elements of multiple genres focused on a topic of issue of the writer's choice. Students will focus on developing stylistic strategies and techniques when writing for numerous genres and audiences. This intermediate workshop is designed for students who have achieved mastery in introductory-level college writing and who want to refine their writing abilities.
4587 RHET-208-01 Argument & Research Writing 1.00 LEC Peltier,Robert F. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA Y WEA2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 3 seats reserved for first year students, 5 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.
5014 RHET-208-02 Argument & Research Writing 1.00 LEC O'Donnell,Tennyson L. MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA WEA2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
4865 RHET-226-01 Writing about Places 1.00 LEC Papoulis,Irene MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA WEA2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This class is a workshop for students interested in writing about "place", which can refer to nature, rooms, buildings, streets, public squares, landscapes, towns, cities, countries, or any physical worlds. Students will write essays in various forms, from travel writing to many other reflections about issues arising from the interactions between people and places. Readings include a range of essays exploring diverse approaches to place.
4156 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.
4496 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.
5237 ENGL-802-01 Digital Rhetoric 1.00 SEM Tarsa,Rebecca G. W: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Interested undergraduates may enroll in this course with permission of instructor.
  This course surveys the foundational scholarship of digital writing and rhetoric beginning with the digital turn of the 1990s, with particular focus on new media pedagogy, digital literacy, and design theory. Students will study and compose with these new technologies and practices, creating both traditional and new media texts. This course wills also trace the impact of today's ever-evolving writing technologies: how they shape literacy development, engagement, and output; their potential to shift and refigure power dynamics and rhetorical agency; and their practical consequences for daily social and civic life.