ENG209 201902 Undergraduate

Term: 
Winter 2020
Course: 
ENG 209
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
The Craft of the Sentence
Instructors: 

José Cortez

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-0069
  • Office: 319 PLC
  • Office Hours: Fall Term: Monday, Wednesday 3:30-5pm
Department Section Description: 

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.

Fulfills: 

Lower-Division Elective

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

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

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.
 

Old Major: Lower-Division Elective

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.