Sample Syllabi & Course Materials

Bad Space: Rhetorics of Place in Dystopian Fiction & Film | English 4103

A capstone English seminar on dystopian fiction and film, emphasizing the conception of dystopian space and its rhetorical effects on readers and viewers. Critical supplementary texts draw from rhetoric, film theory, and critical theory.

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Rhetoric & Composition (Survey of Rhetorical Theory & Criticism) | English 3503

An introduction to rhetorical theory and criticism targeted to English majors, but often attracting students from diverse fields. The course focuses on different cross-disciplinary applications of rhetoric — to politics, poetics, media studies, science, etc., and to students’ own interests.

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Writing I (First-Semester Writing) | Interdisciplinary Studies 1113

An introductory writing course focusing on narrative, analytic, and researched argumentation.

Traditional curriculum: Syllabus & Schedule (PDF)
Accelerated 5-week online curriculum: Syllabus & Schedule (PDF)

Writing II (Second-Semester Writing about Literature) | Interdisciplinary Studies 1213

An introductory writing course focusing on literary analysis, diverse lenses of critical interpretation, and the craft of merging analysis with research.

Traditional curriculum: Syllabus & Schedule (PDF)
Accelerated 5-week online curriculum: Syllabus & Schedule (PDF)