Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Below, you can click each image to download examples of recent syllabi (PDFs) for a selection of courses.
first year writing
WRIT 1301 introduces students to rhetorical principles that provide a framework for successful written communication in college and beyond. The course is taught in a workshop format and requires active engagement in the writing process, including pre-writing, peer review, revision, and editing.
technical & professional writing
This course introduces students to technical and professional writing through various readings and assignments in which students analyze and create texts that work to communicate complex information, solve problems, and complete tasks. Students gain knowledge of workplace genres as well as to develop skills in composing such genres.
Students learn about argument, drawn from a number of theories of argument. Students get regular practice, coaching, and feedback on their writing skills, primarily as these concern argumentative writing. Students also learn how to analyze argumentative texts, drawn from popular culture, academic fields, and the public realm.