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ENGL 5004
Theory & Practice in University Writing Instruction

The study of rhetorical theory, related issues in writing pedagogy, and the practice of teaching composition at the university level for GTAs in the Department of English. Pre–requisite: Graduate Standing and appointment as a GTA in the Department of English.

  • 6 Credit Hours
ENGL 5054
Composition Theory

Study of the theory, research, and practice of teaching composition at the university level, including the integration of written, oral, and visual literacies and the uses of technology. Careful consideration of the epistemological and cultural implications of writing instruction.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5614
Visual Rhetoric

Examination of the theories, research, and practices of visual rhetoric and document design. Emphasis on ways in which images and other visual methods of communication influence audiences.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5624
Intercultural Communication

Examination of theoretical and practical issues pertaining to writing and designing for intercultural and/or international audiences.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5644
Genres of Professional Practice

Variable topics in genres of professional practice, such as reports, proposals, manuals, and websites; includes study of the genre in use as well as development of an example of the genre. May be repeated twice for credit when the topic varies for a total of nine credits.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5654
Professional Writing Pedagogy

Theoretical and practical aspects of designing and teaching an introductory undergraduate course in technical or business communication in academic or business settings. Students will investigate various methods and materials used to teach written, oral, and visual communication appropriate for such courses.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5674
Rhetoric of Science and Technology

Analysis of the historical and philosophical development of the field of rhetoric of science and technology through benchmark publications; examination of scientific texts and technologies as objects of rhetorical criticism.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 6314
Classical Rhetoric in Written Communication

Study of major figures and concepts in classical rhetoric, with emphasis on applications to written communication.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 6324
Modern Western Rhetoric

Study of major figures, key concepts, and evolution of modern Western rhetoric.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 6334
Rhetoric in Society

Study of the relationship of language and human action, with emphasis on how rhetoric reflects and shapes social practices and how literate activity operates in a complex society; emphasis on written communication.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 6344
Rhetoric in Digital Environments

Study of the uses of digital media in research, information development and sharing, and advocacy regarding public issues.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 6364
Research Design in Rhetoric and Writing

Theory and practice of evaluating, designing, and conducting empirical research projects in rhetoric and writing. Focus on critiquing studies, developing research questions, selecting methods, and designing projects. Introduction to appropriate statistical concepts and methods as well as qualitative and hybrid methodologies.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 6374
Field Methods of Research in Rhetoric and Writing

Examination of field methods and methodology in rhetoric and writing, including case studies, ethnographies, qualitative interviews, and field/participant observations.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 6514
Studies in Rhetoric

Studies in the history, topics, sites of practice, and major figures of rhetoric, with application to written communication and English Studies. May be repeated twice for a total of 9 hours credit when the topic varies.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 6524
Theories of Written Communication

Studies in theories applied to written communication. May be repeated twice for credit for a total of 9 hours when the topic varies.

  • 3 Credit Hours