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2090 - Electives in Writing Course Descriptions

This is the current course list for the Fall 2016 semester. The following list is alphabetical, by instructor last name. Check the current Course Schedule.

WRITER'S WORKSHOP: Pedagogy and Practice of the Writing Center, Eric Klinger, MA

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. The course is designed to deepen your understanding of the writing process and your ability to negotiate the challenges inherent to writing for academic, professional and civic audiences.

Course topics will include theories of learning, college composition and rhetoric, tutoring practices in writing centers, language acquisition, writing in the disciplines, document design strategies, and grammar and style tutorials. You’ll participate in peer tutoring, learn to write an excellent cover letter and resume, write response papers and a research paper, lead occasional class discussions, and compile a term-portfolio.

Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to apply 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.