Writing 9: Composition Theory and Practice

Not offered in the period from 13F through 15S.

Identical to English 9, this course explores the complex relationship between writing and knowledge as it is theorized and practiced, focusing on the important pedagogical shifts in Composition and Rhetoric over the last fifty years. Special topics may include how writing is taught (and knowledge constructed) within the disciplines; the intersection of rhetoric, power, and culture; debates concerning collaborative learning and intellectual property; the challenges of multi-media composition; conversations between composition and critical theory. Dist: ART.

Note: This course is strongly recommended for those pursing Secondary Teaching Certification through the Education Department's Teacher Education Program. This course does not carry major credit.