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Course Schedule for WRITING AND RHETORIC - Spring 2016
Class
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
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4469 RHET-101-01 Writing 1.00 LEC O'Donnell,Tennyson L. MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM 115V - WC  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  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.
4932 RHET-103-01 Spec Writ Top: Autob & Activis 1.00 LEC Papoulis,Irene MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM 115V - WC WEA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first year students, 5 for sophomores, 3 for juniors, 2 for seniors.
  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.
4626 RHET-103-02 Spec Writ Top:Tell Stories 1.00 LEC Peltier,Robert F. MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM 115V - WC 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.
4933 RHET-103-03 Spec Topic: Analytical Writing 1.00 LEC Tarsa,Rebecca G. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM 115V - WC WEA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first year students, 5 for sophomores, 3 for juniors, 2 for seniors.
  This writing workshop is designed for students who would like to improve their ability to read texts in many disciplines actively and critically and to write strong, thoughtful analytical papers. Students will focus on developing strategies for discovering meaning, identifying analytical elements, and evaluating claims and evidence. Writing assignments will allow students to practice these strategies by writing critical analyses and responses to texts, current events, lectures, and films.
4729 RHET-202-01 Expository Writing Wksp 1.00 LEC Tarsa,Rebecca G. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM SH - N129 WEA2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 3 seats reserved for first year students, 5 for sophomores, 4 for juniors, 3 for seniors.
  This intermediate workshop is designed for students who have achieved mastery in introductory-level college writing and who want to refine their writing abilities. Students will focus on developing stylistic strategies and techniques when writing for numerous purposes and audiences. Students will choose from these writing forms: interview, travel article, op-ed piece, memoir, sports article, criticism, humor, and science and technology article.
4730 RHET-208-01 Argument & Research Writing 1.00 LEC Peltier,Robert F. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM 115V - 103 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.
5454 RHET-208-02 Argument & Research Writing 1.00 LEC O'Donnell,Tennyson L. MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM 115V - 108 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.
5178 RHET-226-01 Writing about Places 1.00 LEC Papoulis,Irene MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM 115V - 103 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.
5403 RHET-395-01 Academic Internship 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Internship or field work placement, with a required academic component to be determined by the faculty sponsor and student. Students need to submit a completed internship contract form to Career Services. Students will not be enrolled until the contract has been approved.
4113 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.
4935 RHET-406-01 Composition Pedagogy 1.00 SEM Cancelled  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Language and literacy have always served as lightning rods for social and political issues, as well as for conflicts of theory and practice in education. This course will explore the contemporary teaching of writing, with attention to the range of current pedagogies in US colleges. We will examine influences of 20th-century revival of rhetoric, process and post-process writing, cultural and feminist studies, cognitive theory, the digital revolution, and the implications of "the global turn" for 21st-century students and teachers of writing. For undergraduate English majors, this course counts as an elective.
4537 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.
5410 RHET-806-01 Composition Pedagogy 1.00 SEM Cancelled  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Language and literacy have always served as lightning rods for social and political issues, as well as for conflicts of theory and practice in education. This course will explore the contemporary teaching of writing, with attention to the range of current pedagogies in US colleges. We will examine influences of 20th-century revival of rhetoric, process and post-process writing, cultural and feminist studies, cognitive theory, the digital revolution, and the implications of "the global turn" for 21st-century students and teachers of writing. For undergraduate English majors, this course counts as an elective.