WRITING 400 - Advanced Rhetoric and Research
Section: 001 The Working Writer
Term: FA 2019
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

What do professional writers do all day? And what might your own life entail if you become one?

This course is designed for you to find out.

Together, we will research writers we value, discover conversations they’ve participated in and trace the research they’ve done to get there. We will examine their methods, styles, habits, and obsessions. Along the way we’ll expand our own boundaries as writers—utilizing new research methods and rhetoric to produce projects of our own with power and authority.

Course Requirements:

The two major assignments include a discursive encyclopedia entry on a writer of your choice and a researched project that serves a community you care about. Smaller assignments will help build these projects and introduce you to a wide array of research methods that include archival, observational, social media, quantitative and interview work.

WRITING 400 - Advanced Rhetoric and Research
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: This section (001) does not offer graduate credit.
002 (SEM)
3Graduate Standing
MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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