Issues in Composition Studies

Issues in Composition Studies examines the dominant theories, texts and ways of knowing that are fundamental to the discipline of composition/rhetoric. Topics include current and historical perspectives on the composing process, the formation and functions of discourse communities, writing as a social process and methods of assessment. The course will demonstrate various avenues for research and teaching in composition and rhetorical studies, will provide students with knowledge necessary to construct a theoretical model for the everyday teaching of writing and will assist students in applying and refining that model.