Spring 2020

ENG-W 682, Special Topics in Rhetoric and Composition: Inclusion and Teaching Writing

Course Dates: 1/13/2020 - 5/8/2020

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Course Description

In this course, you will be engaged in an exploration of multicultural theories and applying ideas learned to developing your own approaches to the teaching of reading and writing informed by scholarship in the field. In this course, we'll explore theoretical orientations to multiculturalism, practical ideas for teaching inclusion within writing and literature classrooms, and apply ideas to the development of materials for learning. You will be encouraged throughout the course to shape reading and writing to your own interests in order to achieve your individual goals for the course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

Learning Materials

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, P. Freire, ISBN-13: 978-0826412768

Innovations in Interdisciplinary Teaching, C.A. Haynes, ISBN-13: 978-1573563932

Scholarship of Multicultural Teaching and Learning, M. Kaplan & A.T. Miller, ISBN-13: 978-0470223826

Disability and the Teaching of Writing, C. Lewiecki-Wilson & B. Brueggemann, ISBN-13: 978-0312447250

Additional materials shaped to student research focus.


Reflections, Introductions, Final Thoughts: 10%
Discussion Post Projects and Peer Response: 60%
Research Project: 30%