Courses

English 0890 and English 0990 are offered as online, hybrid, and multi-day hybrid courses. These are courses in Rhetoric and Composition: both courses emphasize writing processes and take a rhetorical approach to writing--underscoring the significant role that context plays in shaping writing.



ENGH 0890

COURSE DESCRIPTION

ENGH 0890 course is designed to broaden students’ understanding of what it means to read for and write i the university. This course addresses a broad spectrum of writing activities relevant to the first year experience. This course familiarizes students with writing and reading from across the curriculum. A primary goal of this course is for students to gain confidence in writing in a variety of genres common to the university, including but not limited to essays, reports, emails, as well as multimedia and web related documents. English 0890 is a five credit nontransferable course. This course does not transfer to other institutions of higher education; however, the grade students receive for this course does count towards their GPA.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Students will

  • Draw on previous experience, knowledge, and skill to meet the challenges of writing in the academy;
  • Understand and use rhetorical strategies to identify and make informed choices about writing within multiple contexts and for a variety of audiences;
  • Make connections and distinguish between personal reflection and public writing;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the recursive nature of the writing process and its parts, prewriting, drafting, revision, and editing;
  • Compose in electronic environments and use technologies associated with writing in the university;
  • Demonstrate familiarity with genres of writing common to the university;
  • Apply Standard Written English grammatical/usage when appropriate to meet the needs of an identified audience, understanding both its application and limitations;
  • Compile a portfolio to show progress and a facility for writing in a variety of modes and genres and for specific audience and purposes.



ENGH 0990

COURSE DESCRIPTION

English 0990 is designed to help students learn new ways to write and to improve their writing in part by understanding better the rhetorical nature of writing. In this course students will read and write in genres common to the academy; however, this is not strictly a “how-to” for academic writing. Rather, this course is built around the assumption that "good writing" is determined by the circumstance, i.e., audience, purpose, medium and genre. English 0990 provides space for students to experiment and take risks with their writing through projects. Students enrolling in English 0990 will want to be ready to re-think, re-see, and re-imagine writing as they know it. English 0990 is a five-credit, non-transferable course. While this course does not transfer to other institutions of higher education, he grade they receive for this course does count towards their GPA.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Students wi

  • Recognize and identify rhetorical strategies used by writers for a variety of purposes and use these strategies in their own work.
  • Demonstrate an ability to express clear objectives and use language effectively to identify and accomplish a particular purpose in writing and speech.
  • Understand and use a rhetorical vocabulary to identify and make informed choices about writing within multiple contexts and for a variety of audiences.
  • Apply Standard English grammatical/usage when appropriate to meet the needs of an identified audience.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with and ability to locate online resources and use scholarly work to summarize, analyze, and support claims ethically and soundly for a variety of audiences, academic and otherwise.
  • Develop the ability to evaluate the credibility of an online source within the context of a particular project and for an identified audience.
  • Use a word processor to format both traditional and non-traditional texts, including but not limited to blogs, e-mails, interview protocols, proposals, timelines, as well as traditional academic essays requiring MLA or APA formatting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to reference a variety of readings in service to accomplishing a clearly identified purpose in their writing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to discern the appropriate use of others’ work and hone the skills needed to “recycle” others’ work, for example, to recognize the difference between summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting, and plagiarizing.