Rhetoric and Composition
Contact
Department Chair:
Laurie McMillin

Administrative Assistant:
Linda Pardee

Department Email:


Phone: (440) 775-8907
Fax: (440) 775-8619

Location:
King Building 139
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Courses

Courses

APPLICATION FOR RHET 401 (FALL 2014)


FALL 2014

Writing Courses for First-and Second-Year Students

For first- or second-year students seeking an introduction to college writing. These courses focus on a variety of topics, but they all offer substantial attention to the process of writing and to critical thinking and reading. Many sections are interdisciplinary and employ a workshop/discussion format. Especially recommended for first- and second-year students who do not feel prepared to take other Writing Certification or Writing Intensive courses across the curriculum

  • RHET 104 (-01 & -02) - College Writing and Beyond: Negotiating Language, Culture and Power  
    In this course, students will work to create meaning and knowledge through reading and writing as they negotiate issues of language, culture, and power. Students will explore the challenges and possibilities of using multiple language and cultural resources when writing for diverse purposes and audiences. Assignments are also designed to prompt students to think critically and analytically about language use and writing strategies. Instructor: J. Karega
  • RHET 120 - Journalism Basics
    This course will cover basic reporting, news and features writing, and ethics in journalism. In addition to course writing assignments, students will be encouraged to produce articles for student and local publications.  Instructor: F. Protzman

Writing Courses for Students Beyond the First Year

Rhetoric and Composition courses at the 200-level are intended for students beyond the first year who are interested in improving their writing skills. Issues in disciplinary discourses and composing and revising for a range of writing tasks are emphasized through frequent writing assignments, class discussions, and writing workshops. First-year students may enroll in these courses only by special consent of the instructor.

  • RHET 401 (-01 & -02) - Teaching and Tutoring Writing Across the Disciplines
    A course in which students will tutor at the writing center or assist one of the writing-intensive courses offered in various disciplines while studying composition theory and pedagogy. In the process of helping to educate others, students work toward a fuller understanding of their own educational experiences, particularly in writing.  Instructor: L. McMillin; L. Podis

Practica

These courses offer students a chance to gain practical experience in writing either by working with an approved student publication or by developing a grant or fellowship application.

  • RTCP 107 - Practicum in Journalism
    Through this course students earn academic credit working for an approved journalistic publication on campus. The course does not meet as a class, but students are expected to attend all required staff meetings and fulfill the assignments made by their editors. Students can earn a maximum of four hours credit toward graduation (a maximum of six hours credit for editors).  Instructor: J. Cooper


SPRING 2015

Writing Courses for First-and Second-Year Students

For first- or second-year students seeking an introduction to college writing. These courses focus on a variety of topics, but they all offer substantial attention to the process of writing and to critical thinking and reading. Many sections are interdisciplinary and employ a workshop/discussion format. Especially recommended for first- and second-year students who do not feel prepared to take other Writing Certification or Writing Intensive courses across the curriculum.

  • coming soon

Writing Courses for Students Beyond the First Year

Rhetoric and Composition courses at the 200-level are intended for students beyond the first year who are interested in improving their writing skills. Issues in disciplinary discourses and composing and revising for a range of writing tasks are emphasized through frequent writing assignments, class discussions, and writing workshops. First-year students may enroll in these courses only by special consent of the instructor.

  • coming soon

Practica

These courses offer students a chance to gain practical experience in writing either by working with an approved student publication or by developing a grant or fellowship application.

  • coming soon