RHETOR 189 | Writing at the University: Rhetorical Theories and Practices of Composition

2024 Spring | T, TH 3:30-5 pm | COURSE #31264 | UNITS: 4

Nathan Atkinson

This course draws on theories of rhetoric and composition to explore the practices of academic writing. Students develop an understanding of what constitutes successful academic writing through readings from scholarship in rhetorical theory, and grow as writers through the systemic revision and development of an academic essay.

Throughout, students are encouraged to understand and question the power structures embedded in genres of academic writing, and to influence what it means to write, and to write well, at the university.