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ENG 205 Intro to WRL

ENG 205 introduces students to writing, rhetoric, and literacy through the lens of multimodality. Throughout the semester, students read, write, and think through different kinds of modalities, focusing in particular on the overarching question guiding this course: How has the unprecedented growth of digital communication technologies transformed the shape and boundaries of writing, rhetoric, and literacy?

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Major Assignments

Expert Panelist

Participate as a panel expert on one of the "big ideas" central to writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies

Tutorial Reflection

Identify and complete learning materials related to a particular technology or platform (e.g. podcast, website builder, video editing, etc.)

Inquiry Project

Conduct a research investigation into the writing, rhetorics, and literacies surrounding a specific social, cultural, environmental, and/or technological practice.

Key Texts

  • Adler-Kassner, Linda and Elizabeth Wardle. Naming What we Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies. Utah State University Press, 2015
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