Course Offerings

Undergraduate Course Offerings

These upper division courses in the Rhetoric and Composition concentration all have the prerequisite of  ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1103 with grade of C or higher. For the latest information about a course’s status, availability, time, and prerequisites, please consult GoSOLAR.

ENGLISH 3050: INTRODUCTION TO RHETORIC AND ADVANCED COMPOSITION.

Introduces students to key terms, figures, and events in the global history of practicing and teaching rhetoric, with examination, through reading and critical writing, of the legacy of communication technologies from ancient to contemporary cultures. Serves as a Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course required of all English majors.

ENGLISH 3080: HISTORY, THEORY, AND PRACTICE OF ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING.

Introduces students to studies in analyzing written arguments, studying argumentation theories, and producing persuasive texts for specific audiences. Includes global readings from ancient to contemporary times.

ENGLISH 3100: 20TH-CENTURY COMPOSITION THEORY AND PRACTICE.

Introduces students to current theories for composing and teaching writing, with emphasis on key figures and movements in the history of composition studies.

ENGLISH 3105: PRACTICAL GRAMMAR.

This course involves intensive study of recognizing and describing sentence components, syntactical relationships, and other verbal patterns. Application of grammatical principles to editing problems and literary analysis.

ENGLISH 3110: TECHNICAL WRITING.

This course provides intensive study of scientific and technical styles and practice at various formats, including reports, proposals, instructional manuals, and professional papers.

ENGLISH 3120: DIGITAL WRITING AND PUBLISHING.

Introduces students to the study and practice of digital writing, design and publishing through the use of new media, web 2.0, and mobile technologies. Includes new media theory and explores how we write, publish, and interact with others.

ENGLISH 3130: BUSINESS WRITING.

Advanced composition applied to business writing techniques and problems.

ENGLISH 3135: VISUAL RHETORIC

Introduces students to visual communication practices and digital culture. Includes theory, analysis, and production of visual media genres.

ENGLISH 3140: EDITING FOR PUBLICATION.

This course develops the skills and resources needed for preparing unpublished documents for publication. May include academic publishing, textual editing, and commercial applications.

ENGLISH 4203: TOPICS IN RHETORIC & COMPOSITION: WRITING STUDIO PEER TUTORING PRACTICUM.

Introduces students to theory and pedagogy of tutoring in writing centers. Focus on foundational scholarship and tutoring philosophy. Includes in-person practicum experience in Writing Studio.

ENGLISH 4320: SENIOR SEMINAR IN RHETORIC & COMPOSITION.

Prerequisites: Engl 3050 with grade of C or higher, and at least twelve hours of upper-division courses in rhetoric and composition. Limited to 15 students. For English majors only. Opportunity for advanced research and completion of a project in rhetoric or composition. Topics vary. Serves as a Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course required of all English majors.

ENGLISH 4510: GRANT & PROPOSAL WRITING. (CROSS-LISTED WITH ENG6510)

Study and practice in grant and proposal writing in business and organizational settings.

ENGLISH 4521: ARCHIVAL RESEARCH METHODS. (CROSS-LISTED WITH ENG6521)

Introduces students to archival research methods through the study of print and digital primary resources. Includes study of methodologies, methods, material conditions of archival collections, researcher positionality, and the cultural contexts of production and collection of primary materials.

Graduate Course Offerings

For the latest information about a course’s status, availability, time, and prerequisites, please consult GoSOLAR.

ENGLISH 6510: GRANT & PROPOSAL WRITING. (CROSS-LISTED WITH ENG4510)

Study and practice in grant and proposal writing in business and organizational settings.

ENGLISH 6521: ARCHIVAL RESEARCH METHODS. (CROSS-LISTED WITH ENG4521)

Introduces students to archival research methods through the study of print and digital primary resources. Includes study of methodologies, methods, material conditions of archival collections, researcher positionality, and the cultural contexts of production and collection of primary materials.

ENGLISH 8005: PRACTICAL GRAMMAR.

his course is a practical examination of English grammar, with application to writing seminar papers, theses, and dissertations. Students will learn nomenclature, traditional methods of language analysis, and solutions for the grammatical dilemmas they face as writers.

ENGLISH 8121: RHETORIC OF DIGITAL MEDIA.

This course will introduce current theories and practices for design and production with digital media with the goal of developing rhetorically savvy composers and critics. Covers current digital media theory, digital literacy, and theories of visual, aural, haptic, spatial, and other analysis important for digital rhetoric and composition.

ENGLISH 8170: CLASSICAL RHETORIC: GREEK.

Historical foundations examining the theories, practices, and teaching of rhetoric from Archaic Greece through the Hellenistic Age; including nonwestern rhetoric and contemporary receptions of history.

ENGLISH 8195: COMPOSITION PEDAGOGY.

An introduction to methods and contemporary practices for teaching writing in classroom and writing center settings; practical applications focusing on strategies for course development and assignment design, response, assessment, and reflective classroom practices.