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Course Listing for WRITING AND RHETORIC - Spring 2021 (ALL: 02/08/2021 - 05/17/2021)
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1950 RHET-103-01 College Writing 1.00 LEC Truman, James MW: 10:00AM-11:40AM 123VS - 106  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 10 weeks
  This course is not open to juniors or seniors.
  NOTE: 2 seats reserved for sophomores.
  An introduction to the art of expository writing, with attention to analytical reading and critical thinking in courses across the college curriculum. Assignments offer students opportunities to read and write about culture, politics, literature, science, and other subjects. Emphasis is placed on helping students to develop their individual skills.
1306 RHET-103-90 College Writing 1.00 LEC Cassorla, Leah MW: 3:55PM-5:10PM N/A  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  This course is not open to juniors or seniors.
  NOTE: 2 seats reserved for sophomores.
  An introduction to the art of expository writing, with attention to analytical reading and critical thinking in courses across the college curriculum. Assignments offer students opportunities to read and write about culture, politics, literature, science, and other subjects. Emphasis is placed on helping students to develop their individual skills.
2905 RHET-103-91 College Writing 1.00 LEC Collins, Matthew MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM N/A  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  This course is not open to juniors or seniors.
  NOTE: 2 seats reserved for sophomores.
  An introduction to the art of expository writing, with attention to analytical reading and critical thinking in courses across the college curriculum. Assignments offer students opportunities to read and write about culture, politics, literature, science, and other subjects. Emphasis is placed on helping students to develop their individual skills.
2082 RHET-125-01 Writing for a Digital World 1.00 SEM Marino, Nicholas TR: 9:20AM-11:00AM LIB - 03 WEA  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 10 weeks
  NOTE: 4 seats reserved for first year students, 5 for sophomores, 4 for juniors, 2 for seniors
  As reading and writing shift from pages to screens, images and other visual elements are becoming increasingly important to successful writing. This course is designed to help students think critically about the role of the visual in written communication today. Using digital design tools in combination with academic writing skills such as research and drafting, students will develop strategies and skills for blending images and words effectively in a range of genres and contexts - both digital and printed, academic and professional.
1451 RHET-125-90 Writing for a Digital World 1.00 SEM Cassorla, Leah WF: 10:00AM-11:15AM N/A WEA  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC
  NOTE: 4 seats reserved for first year students, 5 for sophomores, 4 for juniors, 2 for seniors
  As reading and writing shift from pages to screens, images and other visual elements are becoming increasingly important to successful writing. This course is designed to help students think critically about the role of the visual in written communication today. Using digital design tools in combination with academic writing skills such as research and drafting, students will develop strategies and skills for blending images and words effectively in a range of genres and contexts - both digital and printed, academic and professional.
2594 RHET-130-01 Visual Rhetorics 1.00 SEM Marino, Nicholas TR: 2:00PM-3:40PM LIB - 03 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 10 weeks
  NOTE: 4 seats reserved for first year students, 5 for sophomores, 4 for juniors, 2 for seniors
  This course explores the rhetorical power of visual images. Students will examine how rhetoric is a means for knowing, communicating, and becoming as they explore different visual media, like photography, video, and even virtual reality. Using rhetorical methodologies, they will research how visual rhetoric creates realities and encourages audiences to become different subjects through an interactive, multimodal project. More specifically, we will explore how the rhetorical appeals (i.e. ethos, logos, and pathos) transform in visual, rhetorical situations, and we will discover how rhetoricians adapt rhetorical situation theory to meet the expectations and needs of viewers. By the end of the course, students will understand how rhetorical theory and practice shapes and is shaped by visual design, multimodal communication, and the politics of visual representation
1441 RHET-208-01 Argument & Research Writing 1.00 LEC O'Donnell, Tennyson TR: 9:20AM-11:00AM 123VS - 106 WEA2  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 10 weeks
  NOTE: 4 seats reserved for first year students, 4 for sophomores, 4 for juniors, 3 for seniors
  A writing workshop emphasizing the development of argumentation and research skills. Students learn how to read and evaluate logical arguments, formulate research questions, explore print and electronic resources, and frame persuasive arguments in papers of substantial length. Frequent practice in writing and revising.
2397 RHET-216-01 Writing the Personal Essay 1.00 SEM Papoulis, Irene TR: 11:15AM-12:55PM 123VS - 106 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 10 weeks
  NOTE: Seat reservations: 3 seniors, 4 juniors, 4 sophomores, 4 freshman
  Writing effective personal essays--those that make private experiences and thoughts relevant to the larger world--is more complicated than it may seem. It requires both that we question and analyze our immediate perceptions, and that we have the patience to discover intriguing structures that do justice to our ideas. This class is a writing workshop that will allow you to explore the form by shaping your own experiences and reflections into well-structured, thoughtful essays. Readings include a range of writers who approach the personal essay in divergent ways; they will offer inspiration as well as instruction in the craft.
2398 RHET-315-01 Writing in the Public Sphere 1.00 SEM Papoulis, Irene TR: 3:55PM-5:35PM 123VS - 106 WEA2  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 10 weeks
  This course is a writing workshop in which students will explore the theory as well as the practice of language in the public sphere. Students will write and revise long and short essays aimed at various sources of news and information; they will also analyze those sources. Possible questions include: How do written words affect the process by which public opinion is formed? How can writing best promote public dialogue and deliberation? How is our concept of "writing" evolving in a changing digital landscape? How do various personalities and perspectives gain cultural prominence? How can we best participate as writers in the public sphere? Students will follow current issues with a goal of participating through writing in public conversations.
2595 RHET-360-01 Rhetorics of Law 1.00 SEM Frymire, Erin TR: 11:15AM-12:55PM LIB - 206 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 10 weeks
  Law is an assemblage of words that rhetorically shape our reality. It affects human behavior, directs human choices, and even has the power to end human lives. This course will explore the nature of law as a rhetorical construct and law's complex relationship to violence. Students will study the work of legal and rhetorical scholars who challenge common views of law as objective or apolitical and then consider the rhetorical role of violence in the law via theoretical texts and case studies. While the course will focus on the legal system in the United States, the final project will provide an opportunity to expand our scope to an international scale.
3234 RHET-395-01 Academic Internship 1.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Internship or field work placement, with a required academic component to be determined by the faculty sponsor and student. Students need to submit a completed internship contract form to Career Services. Students will not be enrolled until the contract has been approved.
1088 RHET-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and Writing Center director are required for enrollment.
2522 RHET-406-01 Composition Pedagogy 1.00 SEM O'Donnell, Tennyson W: 6:15PM-9:30PM 123VS - 106  
  Enrollment limited to 9 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 10 weeks
    Cross-listing: ENGL-806-01
  NOTE: For undergraduate English majors, this course counts as an elective.
  Language and literacy have always served as lightning rods for social and political issues, as well as for conflicts of theory and practice in education. This course will explore the contemporary teaching of writing, with attention to the range of current pedagogies in US colleges. We will examine influences of 20th-century revival of rhetoric, process and post-process writing, cultural and feminist studies, cognitive theory, the digital revolution, and the implications of "the global turn" for 21st-century students and teachers of writing.
1341 RHET-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Students may assist professors as teaching assistants, performing a variety of duties usually involving assisting students in conceiving or revising papers; reading and helping to evaluate papers, quizzes, and exams; and other duties as determined by the student and instructor. See instructor of specific course for more information. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1492 RHET-499-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 2.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor is required. (2 course credits are considered pending in the first semester; 2 course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester.)