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Winter Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in English Composition Board

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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

Open courses in English Composition Board
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for ECB

Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for English Composition Board.


FIRST-YEAR WRITING PROGRAM (INTRODUCTORY COMPOSITION REQUIREMENT)

All students entering the University must fulfill the Introductory Composition Requirement. They may do so by taking Writing Practicum followed by a first-year writing course, or by taking a first-year writing course alone. 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. The Introductory Composition Requirement should be completed in the first year.

1. Self-Assessment

Because faculty at Michigan believe that writing is important in many ways indeed, that it is one of the determinants of students' academic success they have charged the Sweetland Writing Center with assessing the writing of incoming students and ensuring that they are placed appropriately in a composition course their first year. Rather than placing students in the course we've judged appropriate for them, we ask students to examine their own writing habits and experiences and place themselves in the course that seems most appropriate for their background. SWC provides a list of questions during orientation to assist students in making this decision. Advisors and SWC writing workshop instructors are available to assist students in making this decision.

2. Writing Practicum (ECB 100-105)

Writing Practicum is an ungraded, two-credit course in which students develop writing skills that enable them to take full advantage of their experiences at Michigan. Far from being a developmental class, Practicum is designed to support students who have limited experience writing the sorts of pieces most often assigned and valued at the University. Practicum offers opportunities for students to improve their ability to organize, develop, and support ideas, analyze complex materials, and begin to use evidence and reasoning to support their own claims. 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.

In Writing Practicum students will gain practice and have experience in

  • writing as a process of drafting and revising
  • reading and writing analytically
  • developing a writer's voice, which includes distinguishing between one's own ideas and those of others
  • studying models of writing of the kind students are expected to produce
  • using a computer to draft and revise papers and to talk about writing
  • attending to grammar and mechanics

Many of the Practicum sections are taught in a computer-equipped classroom with state-of-the-art technology and movable chairs to enable students to work in small groups. Practicum instructors are especially trained to work with writers who need more detailed attention to their writing and who present a range of problems, some of them associated with English as a Second Language and some associated with less rigorous secondary preparation.

PEER TUTOR PROGRAM

The Sweetland Writing Center Peer Tutor Program is now accepting applications for the Peer Writing Tutor Program for Winter Term 2001. We will continue to accept applications through registration. The program is appropriate for students who have 52 credits and who want to gain skills in education, writing, and/or social work.

The program entails a two-semester commitment. In the first term, selected candidates enroll in our three-credit training seminar, ECB 300. In the second semester, students enroll in ECB 301 and tutor face-to-face and on-line, earning 1-3 credits, depending on how many hours they are available. After successfully completing these two semesters, tutors are eligible for employment as paid tutors.

To apply, students should pick up an application from the Sweetland Writing Center, located in Angell Hall, room 1139. Along with the application, a writing sample and an instructor's recommendation are required.

ADVANCED WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES (Upper-Level Writing Requirement)

The Upper-Level Writing Requirement provides students with valuable instruction in advanced writing in the disciplines. Once a student has satisfied the Introductory Composition Requirement and feels ready for advanced writing, he/she may elect an approved advanced writing in the disciplines course. See the introduction to the Course Guide for a list of courses approved for this writing requirement.

WRITING WORKSHOP

Students enrolled in any LS&A course may receive free concurrent writing assistance from the Writing Workshop. For information, contact Sweetland Writing Center, 1139 Angell Hall (734) 764-0429.


ECB 102. Writing Practicum.

Section 001.

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

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Practicum students develop writing skills that allow them to take full advantage of their experiences in Michigan courses. Students will gain practice and experience in (1) writing as a process of drafting and revising, (2) reading and writing analytically, (3) developing a writer's voice, which includes distinguishing between their ideas and those of others, (4) studying models of writing of the kind they are expected to produce, (5) using the computer to draft and revise papers and to talk about writing, and (6) attending to grammar and mechanics. Classes meet two hours per week. Each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week in a conference with the instructor. Many sections are taught in a computer-equipped classroom, which offers students the opportunity to use computers for research as well as writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn two course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 2

ECB 102. Writing Practicum.

Section 002 The Size of Thoughts

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

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

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The title of this course comes from a Nicholson Baker essay that differentiates thoughts according to size an absurd proposition. Nonetheless, I find his effort interesting and exemplary of what writers have at their disposal when they sit down to write: infinite possibility so long as they are willing. It is with this in mind that I conduct my course in writing. We read a number of relatively short essays, each of which in its own way carves out a piece of everyday life and experience to examine: for example, James Baldwin on " What It Means To Be American ," Barbara Kingsolver on " Life Without Go-Go Boots ," and Brent Staples on " A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space ." Students write regularly on a variety of topics drawn directly and indirectly from the readings. We do not write about the readings; rather, we write in relation to other writers. Class attendance and semi-weekly meetings are required.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 2

ECB 102. Writing Practicum.

Section 003.

Instructor(s): Raymond Clark Mc Daniel

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

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Practicum students develop writing skills that allow them to take full advantage of their experiences in Michigan courses. Students will gain practice and experience in (1) writing as a process of drafting and revising, (2) reading and writing analytically, (3) developing a writer's voice, which includes distinguishing between their ideas and those of others, (4) studying models of writing of the kind they are expected to produce, (5) using the computer to draft and revise papers and to talk about writing, and (6) attending to grammar and mechanics. Classes meet two hours per week. Each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week in a conference with the instructor. Many sections are taught in a computer-equipped classroom, which offers students the opportunity to use computers for research as well as writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn two course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 2

ECB 102. Writing Practicum.

Section 004.

Instructor(s): Louis A Cicciarelli (lcicciar@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Practicum students develop writing skills that allow them to take full advantage of their experiences in Michigan courses. Students will gain practice and experience in (1)writing as a process of drafting and revising, (2)reading and writing analytically, (3)developing a writer's voice, which includes distinguishing between their ideas and those of others, (4)studying models of writing of the kind they are expected to produce, (5)using the computer to draft and revise papers and to talk about writing, and (6)attending to grammar and mechanics. Classes meet two hours per week. Each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week in a conference with the instructor. Many sections are taught in a computer-equipped classroom, which offers students the opportunity to use computers for research as well as writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn two course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 2

ECB 102. Writing Practicum.

Section 005.

Instructor(s): Nicole M Fluhr

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

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Practicum students develop writing skills that allow them to take full advantage of their experiences in Michigan courses. Students will gain practice and experience in (1)writing as a process of drafting and revising, (2)reading and writing analytically, (3)developing a writer's voice, which includes distinguishing between their ideas and those of others, (4)studying models of writing of the kind they are expected to produce, (5)using the computer to draft and revise papers and to talk about writing, and (6)attending to grammar and mechanics. Classes meet two hours per week. Each student receives an additional half-hour of individual instruction every other week in a conference with the instructor. Many sections are taught in a computer-equipped classroom, which offers students the opportunity to use computers for research as well as writing. Practicum is not graded but does earn two course credits. Class enrollment is limited to eighteen students.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 2

ECB 102. Writing Practicum.

Section 006.

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

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

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a course in directing your writing to academic readers, faculty in disciplines across the curriculum. We turn our attention collectively to intellectual inquiry of two kinds, both of which predominate in courses you will be taking: logical argumentation and basic research. If you master the modes of thinking and forms of reasoning that characterize these assignments, you will improve your working strategies for approaching questions and responding to them effectively. Class sessions include discussions of these strategies and their implementation, reviews of peer papers, introductions to stylistic features of good writing and reading, and oral presentations of your work. Individual conferences insure that you have the benefit of direct feedback on your papers. Course pack readings supply us with material for your general grasp of topics, understanding of the inquiry processes we are studying, and comprehension of undergraduate writing samples I have assembled.

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ECB 300. Seminar in Peer Tutoring.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David M Sheridan (dsheridn@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar serves two overlapping constituencies: students who are preparing to become secondary school English teachers and those who have been selected to join the Sweetland Writing Center peer tutoring program. Coursework for both groups includes an introduction to composition theory, the conference model of writing pedagogy, peer tutoring theory, and training and practice in face-to-face and OWL (on-line) tutoring. Students learn about writing in the different disciplines, become reflective writers by examining the strengths and weaknesses in their own writing, practice peer collaboration, and begin, under supervision, to tutor in the program. Coursework includes three papers as well as brief reports on the tutoring experience. After completing ECB 300, most students go on to take ECB 301 in the following fall or winter term, where they earn course credit for serving as writing tutors. Registration by permission only. Contact the Sweetland Writing Center.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

ECB 300. Seminar in Peer Tutoring.

Section 002.

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar serves two overlapping constituencies: students who are preparing to become secondary school English teachers and those who have been selected to join the Sweetland Writing Center peer tutoring program. Coursework for both groups includes an introduction to composition theory, the conference model of writing pedagogy, peer tutoring theory, and training and practice in face-to-face and OWL (on-line) tutoring. Students learn about writing in the different disciplines, become reflective writers by examining the strengths and weaknesses in their own writing, practice peer collaboration, and begin, under supervision, to tutor in the program. Coursework includes three papers as well as brief reports on the tutoring experience. After completing ECB 300, most students go on to take ECB 301 in the following fall or winter term, where they earn course credit for serving as writing tutors. Registration by permission only. Contact the Sweetland Writing Center.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5;Permission of Instructor

ECB 301. Directed Peer Tutoring.

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

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

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/swc/courses/301.html

The basis of credit in this class is students' reflective tutoring of peer writers. 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 per week with the instructor for a discussion section. The weekly meeting serves for reflecting on and administering the peer writing tutor program, including the OWL. It is also used for further professional development, carried out through reading and writing projects. Registration by permission only. Contact the Sweetland Writing Center.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

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