REQUIRED COURSES

RHET 2863: Advanced Composition | Ms. Mitzi Jones | 2:00-3:15 MW

Students read and write a variety of informal and formal essays, with special study of elements of style.

 

Degree plan: Required for Rhetoric BA

Delivery: In-class with web enhancement

 

 ENGL 3003 History and Development of the English Language | Dr. Erik Carlson 10-10:50 MWF

Traces the development of the English language from its Indo-European roots to the present day, emphasizing the historical development of the language in its written forms.

 

Degree plan: Required for English BA and English BS; option for Rhetoric BA; option for TESL

Deliver: In-class with web enhancement

 

RHET 3103: Editing for Usage, Style, and Clarity | Dr. Sarah Winterberg | Full Online

A writing course in which students work to improve their writing style and clarity while studying the conventions of standard usage.

 

Degree plan: Required for Rhetoric BA

Delivery: Full Online

 

RHET 3203: Textual Research Methods | Dr. Ann-Gee Lee | 9:00-9:50 MWF

Dr. Kimberly Robinson | Full Online

Focuses on textual research, including a review of methods for finding, organizing, evaluating, and synthesizing primary and secondary materials. This course is intended for students in the liberal arts, humanities, and communications.

Degree plan: Required for English BA, English BS, and Rhetoric BA

Delivery: In-class with web enhancement or Full Online

 

RHET 3303: Rhetorical and Textual Criticism | Dr. Kimberly Robinson 8-9:15 TR

Survey of various methods for analyzing and evaluating textual rhetoric, including approaches from classical scholars such as Aristotle and more contemporary scholars such as Burke and Toulmin.

 

            Degree plan: Required for Rhetoric BA

Delivery: In-class with web enhancement

 

RHET 3513: Imaginative Writing | Dr. Christian Gerard | Restricted to Creative Writing Students 11-12:15 TR

For students interested in writing poetry and fiction. Designed to familiarize students with the nature and basic idioms of imaginative writing and to give the student a chance to be read and criticized in a workshop and conference format, with instructor and possibly with visiting authors.

 

Degree plan: Required for Rhetoric BA students in the Creative Writing Option and the

Creative Writing Minor | Delivery: In-class with web enhancement

 

RHET 4803: Senior Seminar | Dr. Joe Hardin | 2:00-3:15 MW

Provides a capstone experience for Rhetoric and Writing majors.  Should be taken in the semester of graduation or the semester before graduation.

 

Degree plan: Required for Rhetoric BA

Delivery: In-class with web enhancement

ROTATING COURSES

 

RHET 3401: Publications Staff: Applause | Dr. Kelly Jennings | (1 hr.) (instructor consent required) 12-12:50 M Hybrid        

Applause publication staff is a forum by which students of literary and visual arts can test the effects of their work on an audience. The course provides guidance in planning, instigation, overseeing, and reviewing the publication of Applause, the creative arts magazine of UAFS. Students may enroll both fall and spring semesters for a total of two credits per year; may be repeated for a total of four credits.

 

Degree plan: Option for Rhetoric BA

Delivery: Hybrid

 

RHET 3603: Writing for the Workplace | Dr. Sarah Winterberg 12-12:50 MWF

Dr. Joe Hardin Full Online

Dr. Bret Strauch Full Online

Dr. Monica Luebke Full Online

Study and practice of workplace communication required of professionals who write as part of their jobs, developing a sense of audience and purpose, writing in teams, and learning problem-solving strategies. Practice writing workplace documents such as memos, letters, email, résumés, and reports.

Degree plan: Option for Rhetoric BA

Delivery: In-class with web enhancement or full online

 

RHET 3703: Nonfiction Writing | Dr. Bret Strauch 10-10:50 MWF

Study and practice of creative nonfiction writing to explore, investigate, and explain ideas, experiences, and perspectives.  Includes reading and analyzing creative nonfiction writing and writers.  Emphasizes voice, style, and revision in informal nonfiction writing.

 

Degree plan: Option for Rhetoric BA

Delivery: In-class with web enhancement

 

RHET 4503: Arguing Public Issues | Dr. Ann-Gee Lee 9:30-10:45 TR

Provides intensive instruction in persuasion and written argumentation.  Emphasis is on arguments focusing on issues of public interest and on civic/corporate policy.

 

Degree plan: Option for Rhetoric BA

Delivery: In-class with web enhancement

 

RHET 4953: Writing Internship | Dr. Lindsy Lawrence | Full online | restricted

Student is placed in a working environment that requires the use of advanced skills in reading, research, and writing. They will be exposed to comprehensive professional experience such as extended job shadowing, and other systematic, planned work experiences. Student will work under the supervision of an individual at the internship agency and a member of the English faculty. The student must secure permission from both supervisors before registration.

 

Students will work under the instruction of a member of the English, Rhetoric, and Writing Department and an individual supervising the internship. They will fill out the necessary internship paperwork from Career Services. Students will be asked to complete two written reflections; craft a presentation; and complete two elements of a work portfolio. Student must complete an application and meet the minimum requirements: English BA, English BS, Rhetoric BA, or English, Creative Writing, or Rhetoric minor; 60 hours in program; and 2.75 GPA.

 

Degree plan: Cultural Studies option for English BA and English BS, elective for Rhetoric BA, and option for minors in both programs

Delivery: Full online for the course | in person for the internship

CREATIVE WRITING

Note: These courses are only available for students in the Creative Writing Option in the Rhetoric & Writing major and for the Creative Writing minor.

 

RHET 4113: Fiction Workshop | Dr. Kelly Jennings | 5:25-8:15 M

Advanced work and study in fiction writing, focusing on the techniques of writing novels and short stories, with critical examination of student work as well as relevant models. May be repeated once for credit.

 

Degree plan: Required for Rhetoric BA students in the Creative Writing Option and the

Creative Writing Minor

Delivery: In-class with web enhancement

 

RHET 4153: Poetry Workshop | Dr. Christian Gerard | 5:25-8:15 T

Advanced work and study in poetry writing, focusing on technique and on critical examination of student work. May be repeated once for credit.

 

Degree plan: Required for Rhetoric BA students in the Creative Writing Option and the

Creative Writing Minor

Delivery: In-class with web enhancement