Rhetoric and Writing Courses

ENGL 0990-3. Components of Writing.

Introductory writing course offered through Extended Studies: 262: 4071. Students develop strategies for managing academic reading and writing assignments. Emphasizes the writing process: generating topics, drafting, revising and editing academic prose. Students receive one-on-one support throughout the writing process with special attention to writing conventions and the development of ideas. Critical reading and discussion skills are an integral part of this course. ENGL 0990 is taught in a computer-mediated environment. Designed to prepare students for English 131. Placement Criteria: ACT English score of 18 or below; SAT English score of 449 or below. For additional placement information, call the Writing Program: 255-4040.This course is offered through Extended Studies.

ENGL 1310-3. Rhetoric and Writing I: Academic Reading and Analytical Writing.

First semester of a two-semester course sequence, required of all students. Introduces students to academic reading and writing processes. Students develop critical reading, writing and thinking skills through class discussion, the rhetorical analysis of academic texts, and the writing of analytical essays. Students write for a variety of purposes and audiences. Emphasis is given to reading and writing processes as multiple and rhetorically diverse. Students may variously explore multicultural approaches to reading and writing, interdisciplinary approaches to reading and writing, community-specific definitions of literacy and language practices, and/or the impact of technology upon academic reading and writing processes. Requirements include an in-class essay exam and three analytical essays. ENGL 1310 is taught in a computer-mediated environment. Students needing additional work on sentence-level editing skills may be asked to enroll concurrently in English 1350. Prerequisite, successful completion of ENGL 0990 or equivalent; or score 19+ on the English ACT; or score of 450+ on the English SAT. See general information section in the Schedule of Courses or the Course Bulletin for additional information. See the UCCS Bulletin

ENGL 1410-3. Rhetoric and Writing II: Argument and Research.
English 1410 is a course in academic argument and inquiry. Building upon the basic analytical and rhetorical proficiencies learned in English 1310, English 1410 students extend their inquiry across time and write researched arguments on substantive issues. Writers use classical stasis theory for the rhetorical invention of arguments. Writers engage in extended inquiry, which enables them to investigate their chosen issue in its complexity. They invent appropriate ethical, pathetic and logical appeals, and reason dialectically. Students effectively map complex issues, accurately summarize and responsibly present counterclaims, and then strategically cast their argument in stases deemed effective for their rhetorical situations

ENGL 1450-1. Composition II Laboratory.
Autotutorial and tutorial study for students needing special skills instruction courses across the discipline. Graded on a pass/fail basis.
ENGL 3010-3. Advanced Composition.

Writing workshop that offers students the opportunity to work on advanced writing projects and enhance their repertoire of rhetorical strategies. Specific writing projects may vary. TEP sections of ENGL 3010 also emphasize instructional strategies for managing the writing process in public school setting Professional Writing Program course.

ENGL 3020-3. Intermediate Rhetoric and Writing.
 
Extends writing and rhetorical strategies mastered in the core composition sequence. Students further develop research and argument skills in unique contexts such as service learning and writing in the community. Learning and research sites may vary. Prerequisites ENGL 1310 and either ENGL 1500 or ENGL 1900.

ENGL 4800-3. Peer Tutoring, Writing Across the Curriculum.
Instruction and practice in the principles of teaching/tutoring writing as required in a variety of academic disciplines in the university. Examines one-on-one conferencing techniques, discipline-specific writing demands, differences in individual learning styles and cultural values, and individual writing processes. Students will also work on further development of their own writing abilities as well as understanding of basic grammatical principles. An interactive, collaborative class that includes one hour of supervised tutoring in the Writing Center weekly. Students in all majors are encouraged to enroll. A required class for employment as a Writing Center peer tutor. Prer., ENGL 1310 and ENGL 1410 or equivalent. Meets with ENGL 5800.

ENGL 4830-3. Rhetoric and Writing.

Focuses on a theoretical and practical study of writing processes and considers the implications of various theories for the teaching of writing. ENGL 4830 both surveys critical approaches to teaching writing in the public schools, and examines issues in literacy and cross-cultural writing instruction. The course covers theoretical approaches to teaching writing and defining literacy and assesses their usefulness as such approaches presently vie for theoretical dominance in the discipline, and likewise practical application within our public schools and college classrooms. The course is required for all English majors with a secondary teaching emphasis. Meets with ENGL 5830.

ENGL 4840-3. Graduate Practicum for Writing Instructors.

Graduate training practicum for writing instructors at the college level. Advanced English undergraduate or graduate students team teach undergraduate writing courses. Enrollment by permission only. Meets with ENGL 5840.

ENGL 4860-3. Special Topics in Rhetoric and Writing.

Advanced, in-depth study of the theoretical and practical accomplishments of writers and rhetors across diverse historical and cultural contexts. Rhetors, theorists, and historical contexts shift with topics. Prer., ENGL 1310 and ENGL 1410 or equivalent courses. Meets with ENGL 5860.

ENGL 5800-3. Peer Tutoring, Writing Across the Curriculum.

Instruction and practice in the principles of teaching/tutoring writing as required in a variety of academic disciplines in the university. Examines one-on-one conferencing techniques, discipline-specific writing demands, differences in individual learning styles and cultural values, and individual writing processes. Students will also work on further development of their own writing abilities as well as understanding of basic grammatical principles. An interactive, collaborative class that includes one hour of supervised tutoring in the Writing Center weekly. Students in all majors are encouraged to enroll. A required class for employment as a Writing Center peer tutor. Prer., ENGL 1310 and ENGL 1410 or equivalent. Meets with ENGL 4800.

ENGL 5830-3. Rhetoric and Writing.

Focuses on a theoretical and practical study of writing processes and considers the implications of various theories for the teaching of writing. ENGL 4830 both surveys critical approaches to teaching writing in the public schools, and examines issues in literacy and cross-cultural writing instruction. The course covers theoretical approaches to teaching writing and defining literacy and assesses their usefulness as such approaches presently vie for theoretical dominance in the discipline, and likewise practical application within our public schools and college classrooms. The course is required for all English majors with a secondary teaching emphasis. Meets with ENGL 4830.

ENGL 5840-3. Graduate Practicum for Writing Instructors.

Graduate training practicum for writing instructors at the college level. Advanced English undergraduate or graduate students team teach undergraduate writing courses. Enrollment by permission only. Meets with ENGL 4840.

ENGL 5860-3. Special Topics in Rhetoric and Writing.

Advanced, in-depth study of the theoretical and practical accomplishments of writers and rhetors across diverse historical and cultural contexts. Rhetors, theorists, and historical contexts shift with topics. Prer., ENGL 1310 and ENGL 1410 or equivalent courses. Meets with ENGL 4860.