Fall 2013 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Gooch, John
Discipline and Number
HUSL 6383 Section 501
T Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Teaching First-Year Writing

Description of Course:

"Teaching First-Year Writing" is required for doctoral students in their first semester teaching RHET 1302. The course 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. Students will also be able to design an undergraduate first-year writing course.

NOTE: Teaching assistants assigned to RHET 1302 for Fall 2012 and who have not previously completed this course will be given priority in enrollment. During the semester, much of the discussion will focus upon the immediate concerns of those teaching RHET 1302 for the first time.

Required Texts:

Beaufort, Anne. College Writing and Beyond: A New Framework for University Writing Instruction. Utah State University Press, 2007.

Clark, Irene L. et al. Concepts in Composition: Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing. Second edition. Routledge, 2012.

Glenn, Cheryl, and Goldthwaite, Melissa A. The St. Martin’s Guide to Teaching Writing. Sixth edition. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

response papers, teaching presentation, syllabus project

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