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Course Schedule for WRITING AND RHETORIC - Spring 2015
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Dist Qtr
2206 RHET-101-01 Writing 1.00 LEC Budd,Jonathan S. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM HHN - 105  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
2196 RHET-103-01 Spec Topic: Analytical Writing 1.00 LEC Butos,Cynthia L. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM MC - 309 WEA  
  Enrollment limited to 14
  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.
1867 RHET-103-02 Spec Writ Top:Tell Stories 1.00 LEC Peltier,Robert F. MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM MECC - 260 WEA  
  Enrollment limited to 13
  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.
2001 RHET-202-01 Expository Writing Wksp 1.00 LEC Butos,Cynthia L. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM MC - 309 WEA2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Seats are reserved in this class as follows: 4 - Seniors, 4- Juniors; 4 - Sophomores; and 3 First-Years.
  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.
2002 RHET-208-01 Argument & Research Writing 1.00 LEC Peltier,Robert F. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM SH - N217 WEA2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Seats are reserved in this class as follows: 4 - Seniors, 4- Juniors; 4 - Sophomores; and 3 First-Years.
  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.
1120 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.
2212 RHET-406-01 Composition Pedagogy 1.00 SEM O'Donnell,Tennyson L. MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM 115V - 108  
  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.
1633 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.
1987 ENGL-402-01 Rhetoric & Media Arts 1.00 SEM Wall,Mary Beverly C. W: 6:30PM-9:30PM MC - 205  
  Enrollment limited to 7
  Aristotle defined Rhetoric over 2,000 years ago as “the art of discovering, in any given case, the available means of persuasion.” This seminar is designed to introduce the theoretical traditions of this art of persuasion and its development across the media arts from classical to contemporary times. Students will examine representative examples of literary texts, political discourse, contemporary films, and digital modes of communication in popular culture and the public sphere. Emphasis will be placed on exploring media semiotics and the dynamics of evolving cultural concepts of page, voice, and screen—ranging from classical orations to televised speeches and hypertext webs. Students will write weekly, have opportunities to lead class discussion, and develop a substantial project on a rhetorical topic of interest to them. English 402 and English 802 are the same course. For English majors, this course satisfies the requirement of a 300/400-level elective. For the English graduate program, this course is required for the writing, rhetoric, and media arts track; it counts as an elective for the literary studies track.