Director: Mark Hébert
CI 101 Communication/Inquiry (Freshman Seminar)
Communication/Inquiry 101 (C/I 101) serves as the foundation course in the undergraduate curriculum. While topics vary with the interests and specialization of each instructor, all sections emphasize the development of written and oral communication, intellectual inquiry, and critical thinking. The C/I instructor also serves as the student’s faculty mentor and academic advisor. Requirements met: Foundation Dimension. (Each fall)
CL 245 Communication/Leadership
Selected upper-class students serve as members of faculty-student leadership teams in planning and implementing the various sections of Communication/Inquiry 101. Admission by special permission of program director and C/I faculty. (Graded on S/D/U basis). (Each fall)
Director: Lisha Daniels Storey
The ability to effectively communicate ideas and arguments is a crucial skill, and good writing works to do justice to its subject and offers opportunities for writers and audiences to connect to one another. The discipline of Writing combines theory and practice in order to provide students with the knowledge and processes necessary to produce and analyze writing.
Writers produce effective texts by approaching writing as a rhetorical situation to be understood and navigated rather than a set of rules to be mastered. The study and practice of writing involves cultivating rhetorical knowledge, developing critical thinking skills to analyze writing situations, and employing flexible writing processes. Courses within the discipline address various genres of writing and research processes, as well as different modes of written composition, including not only textual but also visual and digital forms of communication.
WRT 285 Tutoring Writing: Theory and Practice
This course introduces prospective writing tutors to tutoring pedagogy and related theoretical frameworks with the goal of constructing informed, reflective, tutoring philosophies. In addition to studying theories of writing and literacy, we will study writing center histories, tutoring pedagogy, the nature of academic writing, writing in multiple disciplines, and diverse cultural literacies. (Fall semester)