English 600 Level Courses

 

675. Colloquium: Teaching Freshman Rhetoric. Three semester hours.

A practicum in formulating syllabi in rhetoric that integrate selected textbooks and the theory of composition, and in the daily problems inherent in teaching expository writing. The class is required of all English assistant instructors in either the first or second semester they hold an assistantship. Graded on a satisfactory (S) and unsatisfactory (U) basis. Not applicable to hours for MA/MS degree. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head.

676. Colloquium: Teaching Argument and Persuasion. Three semester hours.

A practicum in the methods and daily problems inherent in teaching argumentative writing to college students. The class is required of all English assistant instructors in either the first or second semester they hold an assistantship. Graded on a satisfactory (S) and unsatisfactory (U) basis. Not applicable to hours for MA/MS degree. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head.

677. Theory and Practice of Argumentative Discourse. Three semester hours.

A study of the problems and procedures involved in teaching argumentative writing to college students. The course includes study of traditional deduction, induction, and material fallacies, plus more modern concerns such as Toulmin logic and stasis theory. The course stresses how these processes of analyzing reasoning can be used and misused in teaching writing and in current textbooks. Students write a series of illustrative argumentative essays. The course also covers the documented paper.

678. Professing English in America. Three semester hours.

Examines the historical and contemporary situation of the profession of teaching college English. Topics to be discussed may include the relationship of scholarship and teaching, literature and composition, departments and their publics, curriculum and assessment, and professional ethics and academic freedom. Crossover course: May count for either area.

680. Reading Theory for College English Teachers. Three semester hours.

An examination of the relationship between reading and writing developments and applications to instruction. Approaches reading and writing as cultural and cognitive activities. Integrates theoretical readings with classroom practices. Crossover course: May count for either area.

689. Independent Study. One to four semester hours.

Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

697. Special Topics. One to four semester hours.

Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head.