Department of Rhetoric & Writing
Department of Rhetoric & Writing

RHE 321 • Principles Of Rhetoric

42910 • Longaker, Mark
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM PAR 104
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Examines major terms, issues, and approaches in the discipline of rhetoric and writing. Provides practice in analysis and application.

Goals 

This course will:

  • explore key terms and principles in the discipline of rhetoric and writing;
  • apply these principles and terms in rhetorical analysis and composition;
  • understand the curriculum and the discipline of rhetoric and writing.

Outcomes

Students may:

  • define key terms in the discipline of rhetoric and writing;
  • explain theoretically and/or apply analytically key principles in the discipline of rhetoric and writing;
  • analyze artifacts by applying key principles and terms to specific circumstances and objects;
  • compose persuasive texts or create persuasive artifacts by applying their knowledge of persuasion and argumentation to a specific circumstance, medium, audience, and exigency;
  • creatively and imaginatively explore concepts, terms, figures, and/or practices in the discipline of rhetoric and writing;
  • understand the discipline of rhetoric and writing, having an informed appreciation of its scholarly and practical potential.

RHE 321 • Principles Of Rhetoric

42905 • Ferreira-Buckley, Linda
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM PAR 104
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Examines major terms, issues, and approaches in the discipline of rhetoric and writing. Provides practice in analysis and application.

Goals 

This course will:

  • explore key terms and principles in the discipline of rhetoric and writing;
  • apply these principles and terms in rhetorical analysis and composition;
  • understand the curriculum and the discipline of rhetoric and writing.

Outcomes

Students may:

  • define key terms in the discipline of rhetoric and writing;
  • explain theoretically and/or apply analytically key principles in the discipline of rhetoric and writing;
  • analyze artifacts by applying key principles and terms to specific circumstances and objects;
  • compose persuasive texts or create persuasive artifacts by applying their knowledge of persuasion and argumentation to a specific circumstance, medium, audience, and exigency;
  • creatively and imaginatively explore concepts, terms, figures, and/or practices in the discipline of rhetoric and writing;
  • understand the discipline of rhetoric and writing, having an informed appreciation of its scholarly and practical potential.

RHE 321 • Principles Of Rhetoric

42900 • Graham, Scott
Meets MW 2:30PM-4:00PM PAR 104
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Examines major terms, issues, and approaches in the discipline of rhetoric and writing. Provides practice in analysis and application.

Goals 

This course will:

  • explore key terms and principles in the discipline of rhetoric and writing;
  • apply these principles and terms in rhetorical analysis and composition;
  • understand the curriculum and the discipline of rhetoric and writing.

Outcomes

Students may:

  • define key terms in the discipline of rhetoric and writing;
  • explain theoretically and/or apply analytically key principles in the discipline of rhetoric and writing;
  • analyze artifacts by applying key principles and terms to specific circumstances and objects;
  • compose persuasive texts or create persuasive artifacts by applying their knowledge of persuasion and argumentation to a specific circumstance, medium, audience, and exigency;
  • creatively and imaginatively explore concepts, terms, figures, and/or practices in the discipline of rhetoric and writing;
  • understand the discipline of rhetoric and writing, having an informed appreciation of its scholarly and practical potential.

RHE 360M • Rhet/Writ For Teachers Of Eng

42975 • Buckley, Tom
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM PAR 103
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Designed for students planning a career teaching English, this course will introduce you to scholarship in composition that informs the teaching of writing today. Theories will be examined in terms of their assumptions about the nature of language and learning. Among the topics we'll discuss are the writing process; the rhetorical situation; the relationship between language and identity; the place of grammar and usage; curriculum for basic and developmental writers; collaborative learning; and creating and evaluating assignments.

Although this isn't a methods course, it will have a practical orientation: we'll discuss the implications of each approach for designing courses and for evaluating writing. In addition to reading about writing, you'll write about writing. You'll compose a number of writing assignments, each to be revised after receiving written critiques both from me and from your peers. You'll also write critiques of your peers' work as a way to sharpen your own analytical abilities and to develop the ability to offer writers detailed, pointed, tactful advice. Additionally, you'll keep a reading journal; do writing, style, and grading exercises; and investigate a contemporary educational debate on the issue of your choice. A mid-term exam will allow you to demonstrate your understanding of the information studied.

This class is not for the timid or narrow-minded. Participation is a must as we try to hash out in a conversational setting important questions about contemporary education.


RHE 366 • Internship In Rhetoric & Writ

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This course provides an academic foundation and practical support for upper-division students working in DRW-approved internships.

It is designed to help students 1) recognize how rhetoric is applied in the workplace environments, and 2) apply their training and skills in rhetoric and writing professionally.

To meet these objectives, students will participate in a variety of activities: assigned readings, class discussions (in class and online), journal reflections on their workplace experience, university-sponsored workshops about job searching and workplace protocol, and in-class workshops and peer critique sessions designed to further develop their writing skills.

Students will produce 20 pages of writing (which may include Discussion Board assignments and journal entries at an instructor’s discretion) by the end of the semester. Because the amount of on-the-job writing students do will vary per internship, students will consult with the instructor at the beginning of the semester to determine the types of writing they will produce.

This course is offered on a pass/fail basis. It does not count toward the rhetoric major.

It may be repeated once for credit when the internships vary.

Prerequisites

Consent of supervising instructor must be obtained. Upper-division standing and twelve semester hours of work in Rhetoric & Writing are required.

Texts

A course packet

Others TBA


RHE 367R • Conf Crs In Rhetoric/Writing

42985
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Prerequisites

Upper-division standing; one of the following: English 603A, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, or Tutorial Course 603A; and approval of written application by the supervising instructor.

Course Description

This is course does NOT meet the Writing Flag requirement.
Hours to be arranged.
May be repeated for credit.


RHE 368C • Writing Center Internship

42990 • Batt, Alice
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM PCL 2.340
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RHE 368C is a course designed to prepare undergraduates to serve as peer tutors in the Undergraduate Writing Center (UWC). During the first part of the term, students will study issues related to writing center theory and practice. They will analyze the goals and practices of writing centers, examine elements of contemporary rhetorical and composition theory (including the writing process), survey typical course syllabi and assignments, and review basics of grammar, mechanics, and usage. Later in the term, they will work under supervision for six hours a week as a consultant in the Undergraduate Writing Center.

Course Requirements

Coursework includes a variety of writing assignments (including a literacy biography and an argument), quizzes on grammar and mechanics, observations of UWC tutoring sessions, participation in mock UWC tutorials, midterm and final self evaluations, and supervised tutoring in the UWC itself. Students will download all written assignments to the Blackboard course site or course where classmates may read and comment on them. Instructor's permission is required for registration in RHE 368C.

Grading Policy

Literacy Biography: 5%

Argument: 20%

Midterm self-assessment: 15%

Grammar quizzes: 20%

UWC Observation reports: 15%

Mock Tutorial report: 5%

Class participation and attendance: 5%

Final self-assessment: 15%

Texts

Gillespie and Lerner, The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring / 2nd edition

Ruszkiewicz, Friend, Hairston, The Scott, Foresman Handbook for Writers, 8th edition