How to Enroll
To enroll in SASC writing courses, email the Assistant Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Areas of Instruction
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A 4-credit course which helps students develop their own voices and ideas and present them successfully to academic audiences. Students will practice a variety of composition and inquiry strategies and learn to conduct college-level research. Students develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills through large and small group discussion, reading and writing workshops, and one-on-one conferences. This course fulfills the lower division Arts and Sciences core curriculum requirement for written communication. Success in the course is measured with a final portfolio, where students collect their major pieces of writing and demonstrate mastery of essential skills.
A 3-credit course which meets the A & S core requirement in “Ideals and Values.” Ways of Knowing introduces the primary ways knowledge is constructed at the university, and asks students to explore their own beliefs about learning, education, and knowledge creation. Through reading, writing, collaborative projects and meditation, students learn different ways of thinking about expertise, knowledge, wisdom, evidence and experience, and come to a deeper understanding of their own learning styles. Our hope is that the course will give students invaluable tools for crafting their own best educational paths, at CU and in their lives as a whole.
A 3-credit course focusing on the theory and practice of composition and rhetoric, with a content focus examining markers of social difference. The course is designed to help students develop ideas into a variety of written and spoken forms, using research, revision, discussion, and workshops to improve their work. Students read and write pieces designed for different audiences, both public and academic, and practice different rhetorical strategies designed for personal, academic and professional communications.
A 1-credit course taught in collaboration with the Ethnic Learning and Living Community, this course focuses on crafting personal narrative for public performance. The purpose of this class is to explore who we are and who we are becoming through autobiographical monologue. Students will explore their own histories and find a story they want to share because others need to hear it. Expect to write early and often.