ENGL611 - Approaches to College Composition

Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-English department. Additional information: Required for graduate assistants (optional to other graduate students).

A seminar emphasizing rhetorical and linguistic foundations for the handling of a course in freshman composition.

The goal of 611 is to introduce you to the rhetorical and pedagogical theories that inform the teaching of college composition. Over the course of the semester, we will explore the ancient roots of rhetorical instruction, bolstering our thinking by considering how contemporary questions of race, class, culture, gender, sexuality, and disability inform and invigorate the practice and teaching of writing. Ultimately, however, your work will be to engage in a pedagogical conversation of your choice, speaking with those rhetoric and composition scholars who have initiated a discussion you deem important and exigent to the teaching of writing.