ENG 399 201801 Undergraduate

Term: 
Fall 2018
Course: 
ENG 399
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Special Studies Writing Associates
Instructors: 

Kate Myers

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Additional Title: Director of Writing Associates
  • Phone: 541-346-1533
  • Office: 266 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: TR 11-12:30, or by appt.
Department Section Description: 

ENG 399 Writing Associates Development is a variable-credit, hybrid, companion class to ENG 404 Internship for Writing Associates. As such, content will be delivered both in person and online—but this is not the extent of the course’s hybridity. It is a kind of guided, self-directed, collaborative, independent study, work-in-progress project pursued by a cohort of peers who bring a variety of perspectives, purposes, and prearranged levels of engagement to the work of the course.

 

ENG 399 will engage students in both theories and praxes of tutoring, teaching, and other writing-related fields. It will accommodate both shared course objectives and students’ individual goals for development, proceeding as both traditional course—with shared outcomes, texts, and assignments—and as a variable-credit, supervised, independent study with variable requirements at each level.

 

As such, it will be comprised of students who complete only the shared- or both the shared and targeted requirements. While everyone will participate in the core course assignments, other components of the course will necessarily adapt to each person’s credit level, interests, and goals.

 

This course focuses on the professional development of the Writing Associates and their continuing study of the practice and ethics of tutoring. To these ends, the course provides individualized development opportunities toward each student’s educational and/or professional goals, extends the pedagogical work begun in WR 312 Principles of Tutoring, and complements the ENG 404 Internship with practical support, peer- and near-peer mentoring, and self-reflection on the tasks of tutoring.

              

In pursuit of these components, this course prioritizes inquiry, invention, and experimentation. It values reflection, empathy, and peer-support as key elements of development. It aims to foster the aspirations of the individual writing associates, the collective learning of this cohort, and the growth of the Writing Associates Program.

Fulfills: 

Old Major: F-Upper-Division Elective

Upper-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.

Upper-Division Elective

Upper-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.

English Minor

English Minor courses offer students centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts.  The English minor can focus and extend the values of a liberal arts education, while also providing extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking.