Fall 2023 Courses
WRDS 2101-002 Advanced Writing: Research and Analysis
Jan Reiman MWF 11:15-12:05 CARC 109
Provides strategies for writing in academic majors, across majors, and beyond graduation into professions and / or graduate school. The focus is on how to transfer academic writing to students’ chosen profession or field. Students build on their current knowledge, acquiring advanced research practices; engaging in critical analysis of professional materials in their field; learning to use grammar, mechanics, and textual conventions for appropriate media; and understanding and supporting arguments and claims with credible evidence.
WRDS 2101-080 Advanced Writing: Research and Analysis (Distance Ed Course for School of Professional Studies)
Cat Mahaffey (online asynchronous)
This section is initially reserved for students in the School of Professional Studies. 100% online course delivered using Canvas. Learn to use Canvas at http://canvas.charlotte.edu/. Provides strategies for writing in academic majors, across majors, and beyond graduation into professions and / or graduate school. The focus is on how to transfer academic writing to students’ chosen profession or field. Students build on their current knowledge, acquiring advanced research practices; engaging in critical analysis of professional materials in their field; learning to use grammar, mechanics, and textual conventions for appropriate media; and understanding and supporting arguments and claims with credible evidence. Registration questions? Email Distance Ed.
WRDS 3140-001 Arguing with Images
Kefaya Diab MW 2:30-3:45 CARC 109
Visual rhetoric and culture teaches students to become proficient and thoughtful users of visual argumentation and to understand how visual rhetoric operates within specific sociocultural and political contexts. Through attention to particular examples of controversies involving images, students learn why and how images matter, and how to leverage the power of images in both an effective and a sensitive way. Assignments require students both to analyze particular controversies involving images, and to create their own images that make controversial arguments.
WRDS 3215-001 Information Literacy and Digital Composing
Wilfredo Flores TR 1:00-2:15 CARC 109
Provides highly transferable digital composition and rhetorical skills students can use to compose across many different curricular, academic, professional, and personal contexts. Students learn methods used to cultivate research from digitally enabled social networks and adapt traditional rhetorical skills to account for digital cultures, accessibility, and portability in an update culture that participates in the critique and composition of online knowledge.
WRDS 4201-001 Composing Across Borders: Transnational Digital Composition
Kefaya Diab MWF 12:20-1:10 CARC 109
This course explores composing as cultural and political work with a specific focus on what it means to read, write, and research as a global writer in digital settings. In this reading- and writing-intensive hands-on course, students will participate and compose in a variety of digital ecosystems, examining how texts create, construct and reinforce our identity and language use.
WRDS 4225-001 Writing Research Methods
Mark Hall TR 11:30-12:45 CARC 109
Explores a broad range of theories and methods for engaging in and reading various aspects of power, organizations, and communication through the lens of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method writing studies research. Students analyze and apply these methods to any article, research site, or professional setting to answer questions about how people use, create, distribute, and create what stands for evidence-based knowledge.
WRDS 4402-001 Research, Theory, and Practice of Tutoring Writing
Katie Garahan TR 2:30-3:45 CARC 109
Research, Theory, and Practice of Tutoring Writing is a practicum which educates student peer tutors to assist writers in UNC Charlotte’s Writing Resources Center (WRC). All writing consultants are required to complete this course, which provides an introduction to writing center research, theory, and practice. Coursework explores the history, contexts, and research-based principles of writing centers; the social, collaborative nature of learning; strategies of one-with-one writing instruction; threshold concepts in Writing Studies; composition theory; and current issues in writing pedagogy, such as linguistic justice and accessibility. Significant attention is given to research-based practices for supporting multilingual writers. In addition to completing coursework, students will tutor in the WRC for three hours per week. Because this course includes a practicum in the WRC, enrollment is by permission only, following a successful interview with the Director and/or Associate Director of the WRC. This is a writing-intensive course. For graduate students, fulfills rhetoric/composition course requirement for rhetoric/composition concentration; fulfills writing requirement for applied linguistics, children’s literature, and literature concentrations.