Students’ Rights to their Own Sentences
In this course students will take a rhetorical approach to formation of sentences. In particular, students will take a "chunking" approach to encourage to encourage students to craft sentences across discourse communities. Additionally, the course surveys various political aspects of English varieties, and looks toward broad issues of social justice to study ideologies of language. Ultimately, the course will help students develop metacognition in sentence formation so that students will be able to assess contexts and craft rhetorically effective sentences.
Lower-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. Major II students can also use one lower-division elective to fulfill the Writing Requirement with ENG 209 The Craft of the Sentence.
Writing Requirement courses focus on the technical terms and conceptual principles needed to write clear, grammatical prose aimed at communicating with force and logic. Upper-division courses focus on professional writing and the creation of individual styles.
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.
Lower-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.