E 398T • Supervised Teaching in English
3:30 PM-6:00 PM
E 398T is a course in writing theory and pedagogy developed specifically for new instructors of RHE 306. It begins with a three-day workshop in August before classes start and follows with a semester-long colloquium that meets from 5:00-8:00 on Tuesdays. During the workshop, instructors will develop general course plans for the semester and detailed plans for the opening weeks of class, all in the context of larger discussions concerning rhetorical principles and pedagogical practices. The weekly colloquium will serve as a forum for the discussion both of assigned landmark essays in rhetorical theory, writing theory, and critical pedagogy, and of practical classroom matters (giving feedback on papers, running successful in-class discussions, teaching research and documentation, using class listservs and blogs, etc.). Late in the semester, instructors will draw on their RHE 306 classroom experience and their colloquium participation to design a RHE 309 course proposal and to compose a statement of their teaching philosophy for their professional dossier.