Writing (WRTG)

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Creative Writing courses use a new prefix—CRWR—beginning in Fall 2017. See the CRWR course page for details.

[1] Graduate Courses in Writing (WRTG)

5330 COMPOSITION THEORY AND PEDAGOGY This course examines composition theory and pedagogy at a graduate level through both readings and direct observation of composition classrooms. The course concentrates on the history of contemporary composition theory and the key issues fundamental to the development of the discipline. Research, writing, and reading requirements will be more rigorous than the undergraduate Composition Theory course with each graduate student being required to gain expert knowledge of one major theorist in the field for a major research paper, work on a semester long project to produce an original curriculum design for writing intensive courses. Prerequisite: Graduate status.

6310 ADVANCED TOPICS IN DISCOURSE ANALYSIS An elective for students in the MA in English Language Arts and the MFA in Creative Writing. Emphasis is placed on the application of discourse analysis to education, and, in particular, to English language teaching. Discourse analytic methods and techniques will be discussed and illustrated in detail. Students will be able to analyze both print and web-based discourses using both quantitative and qualitative methods in essays. Discussion, workshop.

6610 CENTRAL ARKANSAS WRITING PROJECT SUMMER INSTITUTE The Central Arkansas Writing Project Summer Institute for the Teaching of Writing is a special, selective five week intensive program that gathers exceptional K-12 teachers from the Central Arkansas region to study writing and the teaching of writing from published research and guest presentations on classroom practices.