WRITING 400 - Advanced Rhetoric and Research
Section: 001 The Working Writer
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

In this advanced level course, current Minor in Writing students and others examine how writers use rhetoric and research to engage with issues and communities they care about. In addition, students will reflect on the issues and communities important to them and develop strategies to join existing conversations with power and authority. This course provides models of rhetoric and research that extend beyond contained disciplines and genres and encourages students to widen their own approach to research to include such things as interviews, surveys, observations, and data quantification. It also gives students the opportunity to form a community of writers amongst themselves and to benefit from the class’ diverse expertise through discussion and peer review.

Course Requirements:

The two major assignments include a multi-disciplinary class anthology where each student researches the practical and rhetorical dimensions of a writer of their choice, and a substantial research project for a community that they care about. Several smaller scaffolded writing assignments including proposals and annotated bibliographies help students focus and develop these major assignments.

Intended Audience:

Current Minor in Writing students and other interested students.

WRITING 400 - Advanced Rhetoric and Research
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
3Graduate Standing
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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