Fall 2010 - 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 own 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 fiction, non-fiction, and electronic media and analyze them for audience purpose and argument. As a community of writers, we will read, discuss, and react to challenging texts; write short weekly reaction papers; and research, compose, and revise two essays of substantial length.
Robert Scholes, Nancy Comley and Gregory Ulmer, Text Book: Writing through Literature. 3rd edition. Bedford/St. Martins, 2002 ISBN 0-312-24879-2
Joseph Gibaldi, MLA Handbook for Writers of Researdch Papers. 7th ed. Modern Language Association, 2009 ISBN 978-1-60329-024.1
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