Courses listed below do not satisfy area or division distribution credit.

 

Course

ARC 105   Writing Essays

Professor

Peg Peoples

CRN

18475

 

Schedule

Mon Wed  12:00 – 1:20  OLIN LC 210

2 Credits.  This writing-intensive course will sharpen students’ skills in composing academic essays. We will consider the process of developing an essay from early invention through intensive rewriting as we construct clear and convincing arguments.  Special attention will be paid to the way the structure of the essay enables us to capture and convey complex ideas with stylistic clarity.  We will also develop strategies and techniques for engaging texts and putting them to use in our own writing.  Students may sign up for this class online but must meet with the  professor before finalizing registration.

 

Course

ARC 110   Grammar for Writers

Professor

R. Scott Partridge

CRN

18476

 

Schedule

Tu Th  2:35 – 3:55 pm  OLIN LC 208

2 Credits. This writing-intensive class examines issues of grammar, usage, and style, with an emphasis on their application to academic writing.  Special attention will be given to problems created by language transfer issues and to the particularities of English.  Smaller class size, interactive exercises, and individual conferences will help students develop a clearer and more sophisticated expression in their writing.  Students may sign up for this class online but must meet with the  professor before finalizing registration.

 

Course

ARC 112  Rhetorical Grammar

Professor

Philip Pardi

CRN

18473

 

Schedule

Tu Th  2:30 – 3:50 pm  OLIN 303

2  credits.  “Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world,” wrote the poet George Oppen.  In this class we will explore the twin demands of grammatical correctness and sentence clarity as we consider the choices available to writers seeking to render complex ideas with razor-sharp precision.  As we write and revise, and as we expand our range of grammatical options, we’ll consider such questions as, How does grammar relate to content?  At what point in the writing process should I worry about grammar?  When is it okay to break the rules?  How do I choose between several correct ways of expressing my an idea?  Students may sign up for this class online but must meet with the  professor before finalizing registration.

 

Course

ARC 115  The Analytic Essay

Professor

Gretchen Primack

CRN

18477

 

Schedule

Mon  Wed 12:00 – 1:20 pm  OLIN 309

2 credits.  This writing-intensive course will sharpen students’ skills in writing persuasive analytic essays. Paying particular attention to the variety of ways we use other people's voices in our own work – to support, qualify, or broaden the scope of our argument; to get at the underlying assumptions of another writer's claims; or to acknowledge and offer alternate viewpoints – we will examine and practice the rhetorical devices available to us as we use textual evidence to convey complex ideas.  Students may sign up for this class online but must meet with the  professor before finalizing registration.