Course Requirements

Required courses. Students completing a designated emphasis in WRaCS will take one course in each of the four areas below.  The student must take a minimum of 16 credit hours in WRaCS courses. These courses must be completed before the student can take their Qualifying Examination.

a. Research Methods & Practice

  • CST 250: Research Seminar (4)
  • EDU 201: Qualitative Research in Education (4)
  • EDU 202N: Computer Analysis of Qualitative Data (4)
  • EDU 204A: Quantitative Methods in Educational Research: Analysis of Correlational Designs (4)
  • EDU 204B: Quantitative Methods in Educational Research: Experimental Designs (4)
  • EDU 205A: Ethnographic Research in Schools I: Current Theory and Practice (4)
  • EDU 205A: Ethnographic Research in Schools II: Field-Based Research Projects (4)
  • EDU 249: Discourse Analysis in Educational Settings (4)
  • LIN 263: Discourse Analysis: Text in Context (4)
  • UWP 220: Rhetorical Genre Theory (4)
  • UWP 255: Research on Response to Student Writing (4)

 

b. Rhetorics and/or Literacies

  • CST 212: Studies in the Rhetorics of Culture (4)
  • CST 295: Special Topics: Rhetorics of Posthumanism (4)
  • EDU 244: Topical Seminar in Language, Literacy, and Culture: Academic Language and Literacies (4)
  • EDU 251: Research in Bilingualism and Second Language Education (3)
  • ENL 232: Problems in English Literature: Rhetoric and Literature in the English Renaissance (4)
  • ENL 238: Topics in Literary Theory: Rhetoric and the History of Writing Instruction (4)
  • EDU 248: Academic Language and Literacies
  • LIN 265: Language, Performance and Power (4)
  • UWP 270: Literacy and Technology (4)
  • UWP 271: Second Language Writing (4)

 

c. Writing Pedagogies

  • COM 390: Teaching Comparative Literature in College (3)
  • EDU 235: Critical Pedagogy (4)
  • EDU 243/UWP 243*: Research on the Teaching and Learning of Writing (4)
  • EDU 275: Effective Teaching (4)
  • LIN 289: Pedagogical Applications of Second Language Theory (4)
  • LIN 301: Teaching Academic Literacy (4)
  • SPA 215: Special Topics in Hispanic Linguistics: Technology and Foreign Language Learning (4)
  • UWP 390: Theory and Practice of University-level Composition Instruction (4)
  • UWP 392: Teaching Expository Writing (2)

 

d. Writing Program Design and Administration

  • EDU 203: Educational Testing and Evaluation (4)
  • EDU 226: Culture and Social Organization of Higher Education (4)
  • LIN 283: Politics of Bi- and Multi-lingual Literacies (4)
  • UWP 250: Writing Assessment (4)
  • UWP 253: Writing Program Administration (4)
  • UWP 261*: Writing Centers Design and Administration (4)
  • UWP 299: Individual Study: Graduate Internships in Writing Program Administration (4)

Students should consult with the WRaCS Graduate Adviser and their departmental Graduate Adviser to determine which courses are appropriate for their program of study.  A student may request that the WRaCS Graduate Adviser approve a course substitution for any of the four areas when a course has focused on subject matter appropriate to that area.  The student should make the request before enrolling in the course.

* Course proposed to Courses Committee.