English Composition (COMP)

COMP 564     Contemporary Rhetorical Theory     3 Credit Hours

An examination of contemporary rhetorical theories through study of representative practitioners and related developments in linguistics, philosophy, psychology, communication, and composition and rhetoric. Additional work will distinguish this course from its undergraduate version. Students may not receive credit for both COMP 464 and COMP 564.

Prerequisite(s): COMP 106 or COMP 220 or COMP 270 or CPAS with a score of 40 or COMP 280

COMP 585     Theories of Writing     3 Credit Hours

This course investigates why and how people write for particular audiences while investigating writing as it takes place in a variety of contexts. Subjects include: cognitive and social theories of writing and the writing process, theories of persuasion, writing across the curriculum, writing for multiple audiences, writing in the workplace, writing for self and for publics, and teaching writing. The course is appropriate and useful to students interested in teaching writing at the K-12 level, those interested in careers in communication and those who wish to better understand how writing promotes personal and societal change. Additional reading assignments or projects distinguish this course from its undergraduate version. Students will not receive credit for both ENGL 485 and COMP 485 and COMP 585.

Prerequisite(s): COMP 106 or COMP 220 or COMP 270 or COMP 280 or CPAS with a score of 40

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham
Can enroll if College is Arts, Sciences, and Letters

COMP 590     Topics in Composition     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Examination of problems and issues in selected areas of Composition. Titles listed in the Schedule of Classes will change according to content. Course may be repeated for credit when specific topic differs. Only offered for graduate credit. (OC)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

 
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An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally