TR 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Whitehall Classroom Bldg-Rm.203-CB
English 609 is a course designed to develop and support TA pedagogy for WRD 110, 111, and 112. We will examine contemporary scholarship and research in rhetorical theory and writing studies. The topics will include both theoretical and practical topics that are relevant for any teacher of writing at the college level. Major topics include an examination of the writing process and different pedagogical approaches to helping students move through the process; teaching argumentation in the writing classroom; teaching writing in diverse settings; teaching writing as a form of multimodal composition. This last topic is central to the unique nature of WRD 110, 111, and 112 as a truly 21st century writing course that adopts a wide definition of writing as composing through words, images, sound, film, and interactive media.