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2090 - Electives in Writing Course Descriptions

This is the current course list for the Fall 2015 semester. The following list is alphabetical, by instructor last name. Check the current Course Schedule.

JOURNAL TWENTY TWENTY, Jay Ellis
This course teaches students the research, writing, and rhetorical skills to publish CU Boulder’s home for undergraduate Creative Nonfiction, Journal Twenty Twenty. From Editorial (managing submissions, developmental editing, and copy editing), to Digital Production (compositing, layout, and design in Adobe InDesign; multi-modal web development), to Art Direction (acquisitions and Photoshop) to Business (contracts, marketing, budgets, and fundraising), students need no prior experience to work collaboratively and publish our next issue—both in print and online.
WRITER'S WORKSHOP: PEDAGOGY & PRACTICE OF THE WRITING CENTER, Eric Klinger
This course is inspired by the principle that genuine knowledge begins when one teaches someone else. With this in mind, you will become a more knowledgeable and confident writer through first-hand experience tutoring CU student writers. Readings and discussions about the writing process, argumentative strategies, and theories of critical thinking will guide your development as a writer and tutor in the class.

Course topics will include theories of learning, college composition and rhetoric, tutoring practices in writing centers, writing in the disciplines, document design strategies, and grammar and style tutorials. Coursework will consist of participating in weekly tutoring sessions, composing response papers and application documents, contributing to a multi-university writing tutors’ blog, and leading occasional class discussions.

Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible for placement as paid peer writing tutors on the CU campus.

This course fulfills an elective and is open to all undergraduates interested in learning to tutor writing.