WRITING 302

Writing 302

Sweetland Conversation Groups provide students an opportunity to improve their spoken English in a relaxed environment. Each group includes 3-4 undergraduate international and multilingual students and is led by the Conversation Group Facilitator.

Writing 302 (Global Communication: Rhetorical Approaches to Multilingual Conversation) is a 1-credit course for students who are selected as Sweetland Conversation Group Facilitators.

How to Become a Sweetland Conversation Group Facilitator

Students who have successfully completed Writing 300 automatically qualify to enroll in Writing 302 and do not need to complete an application. If you would like to learn more or join this program, please notify Molly Bancroft, Sweetland’s Undergraduate Program Coordinator, mollyjb@umich.edu.

Students who have not completed Writing 300 are encouraged to apply. Click the Writing 302 Application button below and fill out the online application form. If selected, you will automatically be registered for the course, so be sure to save a place for it in your Fall schedule. In consultation with the instructor, you will arrange a regular time for your weekly conversation group members to meet. If you would like to learn more, email Molly Bancroft, Sweetland’s Undergraduate Program Coordinator mollyjb@umich.edu.

Global Communication: Rhetorical Approaches to Multilingual Conversation

Course Description: This course prepares students to lead conversation groups with multilingual undergraduates. Among the topics to be considered are seeking clarification, taking a position, celebrating successes and overcoming nervousness, approaching different communicative contexts, engaging in casual conversation, and using social media. Students in this course lead weekly conversation groups beginning in the second week of the semester. Students also observe one other conversation group and develop a creative outreach project that builds upon bi-weekly blog posts.

Course Requirements: Facilitation of eleven weekly conversation group sessions. One observational visit to a colleague’s conversation group. Regular attendance and active participation in weekly class sessions. Six bi-weekly blog posts reflecting on your experiences as a conversation group facilitator and on the topics covered in class. “Cultural richness” creative capstone project.

Writing 302 001: Global Communication: Rhetorical Approaches to Multilingual Conversation
Credit Hours: 1
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
Instructor: Scott Beal, skot@umich.edu