Spring 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
Advanced composition aims to enhance your connection between active reading, critical thinking and thoughtful writing as you work on learning rhetorical strategies from the readings and applying them to your writing. This course is based on the notion that the development of ideas is a communal process. As such, you will form writing groups devoted to the peer editing process. We will explore a variety of texts including poetry, fiction, non-fiction and analyze them for audience purpose and argument.
Robert Scholes, Nancy Comley and Gregory Ulmer, Text Book: Writing Through Literature. 3rd ed. Bedford/St. Martins, 2002 ISBN: 0312-24879-2
Joseph Bigaldi, MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. Modern Language Association 2009. ISBN: 978-1-60329-024-1
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
As a community of writers, we will read, discuss and react to challenging texts; write short weekly reaction/position papers; and research, compose and revise two essays of substantial length.