Department of Writing and Rhetoric

O'Dowd Hall, Room 378
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2746
fax: (248) 370-2748

Grad Study in Writing and Rhetoric

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric offers several graduate courses for the advanced study of writing pedagogy, literacy and technologies, rhetorical practice, and more. To find out when these courses are offered, visit the SAIL Schedule of Classes, select the semester you wish to view, and then select "writing and rhetoric."

WRT 5140 Teaching Writing (4 credits)
Examination of and practice in instructional techniques and research in writing pedagogy, and such related issues as assessment and classroom workshops. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

WRT 5150 Meadow Brook Writing Project (2 to 4 Credits)
A concentrated four-week workshop on topics of interest to writing teachers, including the Invitational Summer Institute. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. 

WRT 5160: Teaching Writing with New Media (4 credits)
Explores the practices and effects of new media (digital audio, graphics, video, slide shows, wikis, and social networks) within the writing classroom and other literate contexts. Examines both the issues surrounding and the theories that are relevant to teaching writing with new media technologies. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

WRT 5900: Special Topics (4 credits)
Special topics in composition-rhetoric, digital media, and professional writing. Topics include Writing Center Studies, Creative Nonfiction, Teaching Professional Writing, and Rhetoric for Writing Instructors.