Additional Writing Courses
Writing 9: Composition Theory and Practice
This course explores the complex relationship between writing and knowledge as it is theorized and practiced, focusing on the important pedagogical shifts in Composition and Rhetoric over the last fifty years. Special topics may include how writing is taught (and knowledge constructed) within the disciplines; the intersection of rhetoric, power, and culture; debates concerning collaborative learning and intellectual property; the challenges of multi-media composition; conversations between composition and critical theory.
This course is strongly recommended for those pursing Secondary Teaching Certification through the Education Department's Teacher Education Program. This course does not carry major credit.
Writing 8: Writing with Media
New media calls for new rhetorical practices. This course introduces students to the principles and practices of writing with media, offering instruction in how to read and to write multi-media compositions. Assignments include creating visual arguments; "re-mediating" texts to the Web and/or to PowerPoint; envisioning quantitative information; and composing a video documentary. Students will also produce written analyses of multi-media compositions in order to demonstrate their visual literacy.
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