Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in English Composition Board (Division 360)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 December 22, 1999)

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1. Self-Assessment

At the University of Michigan, writing will play a critical role in your thinking and learning, beginning with your first year. In some classes, your writing will be your most important tool for demonstrating that you understand course concepts. Your ability to write prose that, at its best, is characterized by intellectual force, clarity, appropriate organization and development of ideas, effective use of evidence, cogency, and stylistic control will be crucial to your success as a student here. Because writing plays such a vital role in all academic disciplines at Michigan, your first writing course must meet your actual needs as a writer so that you can successfully make the transition to college writing.

All students entering the University should fulfill the First-Year Writing Requirement during their first year. They may do so by taking Practicum and another first-year writing course, or by taking a first-year writing course alone. After meeting with an advisor or a Writing Workshop instructor, students decide which of these alternatives is better for them on the basis of a self-assessment.

2. Writing Practicum (ECB 100-105)

Practicum students develop writing skills that will allow them to take full advantage of their experiences in Michigan courses. Far from being a remedial class, Practicum is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Thus, Practicum enhances students' abilities to succeed here. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex materials, and deploy evidence in an argument. The course requires biweekly tutorial sessions with the instructor; this concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience. At the end of Practicum, students submit a portfolio of their writing, which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing.

Practicum is the best placement for you if:

3. Upper-level (Junior/Senior) Writing Requirement

See the introduction to the Course Guide for information about the LS&A Upper-level Writing Requirement and for a list of courses approved for satisfaction of that requirement.

ECB 100. Writing Practicum.

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (TUTORIAL). May be elected for a total of four credits for any combination of ECB 100-105.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Writing Practicum is for all students receiving a practicum placement on their writing assessment or for students who choose the course as preparation for college writing. This is not a remedial course but is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex material, and deploy evidence in an argument. At the end of the course, students put together a portfolio which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn 2 course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students. Classes meet two hours per week and each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week during conferences with their instructor. This concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ECB 100. Writing Practicum.

Section 001, 012.

Instructor(s): McLain

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (TUTORIAL). May be elected for a total of four credits for any combination of ECB 100-105.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Writing Practicum is for all students receiving a practicum placement on their writing assessment or for students who choose the course as preparation for college writing. This is not a remedial course but is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex material, and deploy evidence in an argument. At the end of the course, students put together a portfolio which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn 2 course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students. Classes meet two hours per week and each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week during conferences with their instructor. This concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

ECB 100. Writing Practicum.

Section 002 Restricted to students in the Michigan Community Scholars Program.

Instructor(s): George Cooper (geob@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (TUTORIAL). May be elected for a total of four credits for any combination of ECB 100-105.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Writing Practicum is for all students receiving a practicum placement on their writing assessment or for students who choose the course as preparation for college writing. This is not a remedial course but is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex material, and deploy evidence in an argument. At the end of the course, students put together a portfolio which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn 2 course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students. Classes meet two hours per week and each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week during conferences with their instructor. This concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

ECB 100. Writing Practicum.

Section 003.

Instructor(s): Ritter

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (TUTORIAL). May be elected for a total of four credits for any combination of ECB 100-105.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Writing Practicum is for all students receiving a practicum placement on their writing assessment or for students who choose the course as preparation for college writing. This is not a remedial course but is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex material, and deploy evidence in an argument. At the end of the course, students put together a portfolio which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn 2 course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students. Classes meet two hours per week and each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week during conferences with their instructor. This concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

ECB 100. Writing Practicum.

Section 004, 005.

Instructor(s): McDaniel

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (TUTORIAL). May be elected for a total of four credits for any combination of ECB 100-105.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Writing Practicum is for all students receiving a practicum placement on their writing assessment or for students who choose the course as preparation for college writing. This is not a remedial course but is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex material, and deploy evidence in an argument. At the end of the course, students put together a portfolio which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn 2 course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students. Classes meet two hours per week and each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week during conferences with their instructor. This concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

ECB 100. Writing Practicum.

Section 006, 013.

Instructor(s): Calloway

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (TUTORIAL). May be elected for a total of four credits for any combination of ECB 100-105.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Writing Practicum is for all students receiving a practicum placement on their writing assessment or for students who choose the course as preparation for college writing. This is not a remedial course but is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex material, and deploy evidence in an argument. At the end of the course, students put together a portfolio which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn 2 course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students. Classes meet two hours per week and each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week during conferences with their instructor. This concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ECB 100. Writing Practicum.

Section 007, 011.

Instructor(s): Berggren

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (TUTORIAL). May be elected for a total of four credits for any combination of ECB 100-105.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Writing Practicum is for all students receiving a practicum placement on their writing assessment or for students who choose the course as preparation for college writing. This is not a remedial course but is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex material, and deploy evidence in an argument. At the end of the course, students put together a portfolio which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn 2 course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students. Classes meet two hours per week and each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week during conferences with their instructor. This concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ECB 100. Writing Practicum.

Section 009.

Instructor(s): Gallagher

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (TUTORIAL). May be elected for a total of four credits for any combination of ECB 100-105.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Writing Practicum is for all students receiving a practicum placement on their writing assessment or for students who choose the course as preparation for college writing. This is not a remedial course but is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex material, and deploy evidence in an argument. At the end of the course, students put together a portfolio which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn 2 course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students. Classes meet two hours per week and each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week during conferences with their instructor. This concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ECB 100. Writing Practicum.

Section 014.

Instructor(s): Barbra Morris (barbra@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (TUTORIAL). May be elected for a total of four credits for any combination of ECB 100-105.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Writing Practicum is for all students receiving a practicum placement on their writing assessment or for students who choose the course as preparation for college writing. This is not a remedial course but is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex material, and deploy evidence in an argument. At the end of the course, students put together a portfolio which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn two course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students. Classes meet two hours per week and each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week during conferences with their instructor. This concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

ECB 100. Writing Practicum.

Section 016.

Instructor(s): Phoebe Jackson (pjack@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (TUTORIAL). May be elected for a total of four credits for any combination of ECB 100-105.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/1999/fall/lsa/ecb/100/016.nsf

Writing Practicum is for all students receiving a practicum placement on their writing assessment or for students who choose the course as preparation for college writing. This is not a remedial course but is designed to support students with limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve how they organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex material, and deploy evidence in an argument. At the end of the course, students put together a portfolio which is read by a team of Practicum instructors. Their written response acknowledges the student's level of achievement and readiness for first-year writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn 2 course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students. Classes meet two hours per week and each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week during conferences with their instructor. This concentrated individual attention has proven crucial to the success of students with limited writing experience.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ECB 300. Seminar in Peer Tutoring.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Phyllis Frus (frus@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/swc/courses/300.html

This seminar prepares students to join the Peer Tutoring Program where they serve as consultants to other undergraduates who need help with their writing. After completing ECB 300, students go on to take ECB 301 in the next term where they are given course credit for serving as writing tutors. As part of their training, seminar students discuss readings in the theory of composition, learn about writing in the different disciplines, examine the strengths and weaknesses in their own writing, and begin, under supervision, to practice tutoring. Course work includes three papers as well as brief reports on the tutoring experience. Registration by override only. Contact the Sweetland Writing Center.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ECB 300. Seminar in Peer Tutoring.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Helen Fox (hfox@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/swc/courses/300.html

This seminar prepares students to join the Peer Tutoring Program where they serve as consultants to other undergraduates who need help with their writing. After completing ECB 300, students go on to take ECB 301 in the next term where they are given course credit for serving as writing tutors. As part of their training, seminar students discuss readings in the theory of composition, learn about writing in the different disciplines, examine the strengths and weaknesses in their own writing, and begin, under supervision, to practice tutoring. Course work includes three papers as well as brief reports on the tutoring experience. Registration by override only. Contact the Sweetland Writing Center.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ECB 301. Directed Peer Tutoring.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): George Cooper (geob@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB 300. (1-3). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is Peer Tutoring for credit. Open only to students who have completed ECB 300. Those who enroll for one credit will tutor two hours per week, for two credits three hours per week, for three credits four hours per week. In addition, all Peer Tutors meet one hour a week for a discussion session. The weekly meeting serves for planning and administration of work being carried on by a large number of people at various venues across the campus. It is also used for further professional development, carried out through readings and writing projects. Registration by override only. Contact the Sweetland Writing Center.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: Registration by override only. Contact the Sweetland Writing Center.

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