Fall 2016 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Ryan, Chris
Discipline and Number
HUSL 7383 Section 501
T Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Teaching First-Year Writing

Description of Course:

Teaching First-Year Writing (HUSL 7383) is required for teaching assistants who teach RHET 1302 at UTD. The course will address several concerns directly related to the practice of teaching as well as explore the, oftentimes competing philosophies and theories that inform pedagogical practices in composition and rhetoric. By the end of the semester, students should be able to apply concepts from this course to their teaching practices as well as articulate their own philosophies of teaching first-year writing.

Required Texts:

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

Gooch, John, and Seyler, Dorothy. Argument!. Second edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-259-74111-1.

Lindemann, Erika. A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers. Fourth Edition. Oxford University Press, 2001.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Must be assigned to teach RHET 1302 as a prerequisite to enrolling in the course

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