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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2008


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35810 T
5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Course Description

E 398T is a course in writing theory and pedagogy developed specifically for new instructors of RHE 306. It begins with a workshop in August the week before classes start and follows with a semester-long colloquium that meets three hours per week. 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 reading 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. Attendance and satisfactory performance in the August Workshop and semester-long colloquium are conditions of employment.


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