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ENGL 8825 Composition Theory and the Teaching of Writing (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare graduate students to teach first-year college writing courses; to introduce students to central issues, problems and theories in composition studies; and to examine ways in which contemporary critical theories (including feminism, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, and critical pedagogy) have influenced the teaching and study of composition. Requirements will include a theoretically-informed analysis of a student essay; a piece of creative nonfiction and an accompanying description of the process used to produce it; an annotated syllabus for a first-year college course; and a week of student teaching in a First Year Writing classroom.

Instructor(s): Paula Mathieu

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Department Permission required

Last Updated: 28-Sep-15