brief history of classes taught

University of Washington

Composition: Literature
13 different courses

    Study and practice of academic writing; topics derived from reading and discussing stories, poems, essays, and plays.

Composition: Exposition
6 different courses

    Study and practice of academic writing; topics derived from a variety of personal, academic, and public subjects.

Composition: Multimodal
1 course

    Study and practice of strategies/skills for effective writing/argument in various situations, disciplines, genres; explicit focus on how multimodal elements of writing--words, images, sound, design, etc.-- work together to produce meaning.

Reading Literary Forms
4 different courses

    Covers techniques and practice in reading and enjoying literature in its various forms: poetry, drama, prose fiction, and film. Examines such features of literary meanings as imagery, characterization, narration, and patterning in sound and sense.

Rhetoric in Everyday Life
1 course

    Introductory rhetoric course that examines the strategic use of and situated means through which images, texts, objects, and symbols inform, persuade, and shape social practices in various contexts. Topics focus on education, public policy, politics, law, journalism, media, digital cultural, globalization, popular culture, and the arts.

Reading Prose Fiction
1 course

    Critical interpretation and meaning in works of prose fiction, representing a variety of types and periods.

Reading Poetry
1 course

    Critical interpretation and meaning in poems, representing a variety of types and periods.

American Literature
1 course

    Introduces American culture through a careful reading of a variety of representative texts in their historical contexts.

Literature and Social Difference
2 different courses

    Literary texts are important evidence for social difference (gender, race, class, ethnicity, language, citizenship status, sexuality, ability) in contemporary and historical contexts. Examines texts that encourage and provoke us to ask larger questions about identity, power, privilege, society, and the role of culture in present-day or historical settings.

Intermediate Expository Writing
5 different courses

    Writing papers communicating information and opinion to develop accurate, competent, and effective expression.

Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing
5 different courses

    Engages in professional genres and communication practices in light of emerging technologies. Students produce texts that prepare them to enter professional spaces.

Intermediate Interdisciplinary Writing: Humanities
1 course

    Expository writing based on materials presented in a specified humanities course. Assignments include drafts of papers to be submitted in the specified course, and other pieces of analytical prose. Concurrent registration in the specified course required.

North Seattle College

English Composition I
Six different courses

    College-level writing course that emphasizes academic writing and major strategies of reading and writing analytically. Writing assignments focus on engaging with and responding to a variety of texts. Instruction encourages students to develop, through revision and reflection, as readers, writers, and critical thinkers.

English Composition II
Nine different courses

    College-level research writing course that explores topics from a variety of sources and perspectives. Students learn to pose research questions and locate, evaluate, and integrate sources into written or multimodal compositions. Instruction encourages students to develop flexible research and writing strategies as well as exchange constructive feedback.

Technical Writing
One course

    Explores basic formats and content of technical communication. Covers writing process; analysis of purpose and audience for various reports and documents; research, documentation, presentation of technical material; and communication in digital media. Projects include writing and editing, digital communication, and collaboration.

Seattle University

Academic Writing Seminar
11 different courses

    A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students’ reading and writing work.

Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

Business Communication for Impact
Three different courses

    The objective of WH 201 is to prepare to communicate effectively as you pursue your educational, professional, and personal goals. WH 201 is a course that prepares success at all types of communication: spoken and written, formal and informal, prepared and spontaneous.

Clear and Persuasive Business Writing
One course

    A writing intensive course in Business Communication for MBA students in need of additional practice in professional communication in English.

Shoreline Community College

English Composition I
1 course

    Students write essays that display focus, organization, appropriate style, and technical control. They develop skills in critical thinking and close reading of texts and respond in writing and discussion to assigned topics.