Fall 2010 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
"Teaching First-Year Writing" is required for those graduate students in their first semester teaching RHET 1302 and recommended for those persons interested in eventually teaching first-year composition at UTD. "Teaching First-Year Writing" will address several issues directly related to the practice of teaching as well as the many philosophies and theories informing pedagogical practices in composition and rhetoric. By the end of the semester, students should be able to apply composition theories to their own teaching practices as well as articulate their own philosophies of teaching writing.
Lindemann, Erika. A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers. Fourth Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Miller, Susan. (Ed.). The Norton Book of Composition Studies. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2009.
Tate, Gary, Rupiper, Amy, and Schick, Kurt. (Eds.). A Guide to Composition Pedagogies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
teaching presentation, syllabus and course design project, other assignments TBD