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Undergraduate Catalog | 2006-2008
College of Liberal Arts
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Division of Rhetoric and Writing

The Division of Rhetoric and Writing provides lower- and upper-division writing instruction. Courses include the required first-year course Rhetoric and Writing 306, lower-division elective courses, and upper-division courses in rhetoric and writing. The division also administers the Undergraduate Writing Center, which supports writing instruction in all undergraduate courses, the Computer Writing and Research Laboratory, which offers innovative approaches for integrating computers into writing instruction, and the Writing Across the Curriculum Initiative, which oversees substantial writing component certification for the College of Liberal Arts.

Placement in Rhetoric and Writing 306

In addition to meeting the prerequisite for Rhetoric and Writing 306, all students must also take a designated placement examination, administered by the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, before enrolling in the course. The student should obtain an examination score before seeing an adviser for approval to register. Those who receive placement credit for Rhetoric and Writing 306 may elect to register for Rhetoric and Writing 309S, Critical Reading and Persuasive Writing.

If a student has received either a passing or a failing grade or the symbol Q in Rhetoric and Writing 306, he or she may not earn credit by examination for this course.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

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RHE | Rhetoric and Writing

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Lower-Division Courses

306 (TCCN: ENGL 1301). Rhetoric and Writing. An introductory writing course that includes instruction in practical reasoning and the principles of rhetoric. Only one of the following may be counted: English 603A, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, Tutorial Course 603A. Prerequisite: A passing score on the writing section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test (or an appropriate assessment test).

306Q (TCCN: ENGL 1306). Rhetoric and Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English. Enrollment limited to nonnative speakers of English. An introductory writing course that includes instruction in practical reasoning and the principles of rhetoric, as well as grammar and mechanics of standard American English. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: English 603A, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, Tutorial Course 603A. Prerequisite: Students must present their scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to the Rhetoric and Writing Office prior to registering.

309K (TCCN: ENGL 1302), 409K. Topics in Writing. A writing course focused on studying and practicing methods of rhetorical analysis within the contexts of disputed issues of academic, political, or cultural significance. Three or four lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated once for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 or the equivalent.

309S. Critical Reading and Persuasive Writing. A writing course designed to teach advanced rhetorical analysis and advocacy on public issues. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 or the equivalent.

310. Intermediate Expository Writing. An intensive writing workshop, focusing on style and readability. Rhetoric and Writing 309L and 310 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 or the equivalent.

312. Computers and Writing. A writing course focused on using, interpreting, and analyzing traditional and emerging technologies. Taught using networked computers. Rhetoric and Writing 309M and 312 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306.

315. Introduction to Visual Rhetoric. A writing course designed to teach students to analyze and produce visual and nonverbal forms of rhetoric. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306.

317 (TCCN: ENGL 2311). Technical Writing. Reading and writing in professional and technological environments. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 or the equivalent.

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Rhetoric and Writing. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Division of Rhetoric and Writing. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

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Upper-Division Courses

321. Principles of Rhetoric. Examines major terms, issues, and approaches in the theory and practice of rhetoric and writing. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent.

325M. Advanced Writing. An advanced course designed to improve and refine writing. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent.

328. Topics in Professional and Technical Writing for Liberal Arts Majors. For liberal arts majors only. A professional and technical writing course exploring topics such as writing for nonprofit organizations, writing for government, and writing for industry. Designed for students in nontechnical fields. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Rhetoric and Writing. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Division of Rhetoric and Writing. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

330C. Advanced Studies in Computers and Writing. An advanced course that examines the role of information technologies in communication. Taught using networked computers. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent.

330D. History of Rhetoric. An advanced survey of figures and movements in the history of rhetoric, from classical to contemporary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent.

330E. Rhetorical Theory and Analysis. An advanced examination of rhetorical theories and their applications. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent.

360M. Rhetoric and Writing for Teachers of English. Designed for students seeking a secondary school teaching certificate or those in the UTeach-Liberal Arts program. An advanced course that examines theories of writing and writing pedagogy. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent.

367R. Conference Course in Rhetoric and Writing. Supervised work on specific projects in rhetoric and writing. Three conference hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty-six semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent, and approval of written application by the supervising instructor.

368C. Writing Center Internship. Intensive reading, writing, and discussion in writing center theory and philosophy, tutoring methods, and writing pedagogy, as well as a review of standard American English usage and mechanics; followed by a supervised apprenticeship as a peer consultant in the Undergraduate Writing Center. Two lecture hours and two apprenticeship hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent, and approval of written application by instructor.

368E. Editing for Publication. Advanced instruction in revising and editing for publication. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent.

Topic 1: The Book: Prospectus to Proofs. Designed to make students better writers and more careful editors, the course includes creation of a simulated book from proposal stage to editing of final page proofs.

379C. Advanced Topics in Rhetoric and Writing. An advanced course focused on specific theories or practices of rhetoric and writing. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent, and consent of instructor.

Topic 3: Women through the Life Cycle. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 20: Women through the Life Cycle).

Topic 4: Autobiography.

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Undergraduate Catalog | 2006-2008
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