RWS 1301: Rhetoric and Composition I
(Formerly ENGL 1311: Expository Writing)
RWS 1301 is designed to prepare students for the writing they will do throughout their university experience as well as in professional and civic environments. Through these assignments, they will learn how to write to explore, to inform, to analyze, and to convince/problem solve. This course offers students a curriculum that empowers them to determine the most effective rhetorical strategies, arrangements, and media to use in different rhetorical contexts.
The curriculum of RWS 1301 has recently be redesigned to better prepare students for RWS 1302 as well as your other coursework at UTEP.
RWS 1302: Rhetoric and Composition II
(Formerly ENGL 1312: Research and Critical Writing)
The goal of RWS 1302 is to develop students’ critical thinking skills in order to facilitate effective communication in all educational, professional, and social contexts. This effective communication is based on an awareness of and appreciation for discourse communities as well as knowledge specific to subject matter, genre, rhetoric, and writing processes.
The class presents an approach to communication that helps students determine the most effective strategies, arrangements, and media to use in different rhetorical contexts (Compose). It teaches students a systematic approach for analyzing rhetorical situations and then producing a variety of documents and presentations while gaining more confidence and fluency in visual, oral, and written communication (Design). In addition, because communication is central to being an active and engaged member of society, the course also provides a space for informed advocacy (Advocate).
This course is taught as a hybrid class--with one face-to-face meeting for lecture and discussion, and the rest of the course utilizing Blackboard course management system. Blackboard provides students with permanent access to the syllabus, supplemental reading materials, e-mail, and discussion groups. It is vital that students check and participate in Blackboard consistently as it is an integral part of the course. On occasion, you will be asked to meet on your hybrid day to participate in library research, technology workshops, presentations, or other activities your instructor might need you to be physically present for. Please keep this time available for this class. Otherwise, you will miss out on important instruction.
RWS 1301/1302 Enrollment and Course Information
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