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CW 375 - Introduction to Teaching College Composition

Fall 2017
Description 

This course focuses on teaching philosophies, course designs, instructional methods, and assessment issues in relation to teaching composition in a pluralistic setting. CW 375 meets the campus policy requiring GSIs who teach Reading & Composition courses to complete a semester-long, graduate-level pedagogy course.

Available in 
Fall
Prerequisites 
Appointment as a GSI or consent of instructor
Units and Format 
2 units – Two hours of lecture/discussion per week
Grading Option 
Must be taken S/U

Section

Theme

Time

Instructor

Class Number: 13476
Meeting time @ place:
W 4:00pm - 6:00pm @ 187 Dwinelle Hall
Section Theme: None
Instructor: Maggie Sokolik
Section Description:

This course is designed to familiarize you with the major approaches and theoretical underpinnings relevant to the teaching reading and composition (R&C) (or other fields involving writing) at the post-secondary level. We will review various topics in composition pedagogy, considering both theory and practice in the teaching of reading and writing.  

This course is 2 units, S/U, and restricted to graduate students with GSI appointments or who plan to have a GSI appointment.

We will focus on teaching philosophies, course designs, instructional methods, and assessment issues in relation to teaching composition with diverse populations.

Book List:

The St. Martin’s Guide to Teaching Writing, 7th Edition. C. Glenn & M.A. Goldthwaite, Bedford-St. Martins, 2013. 
Other readings,  provided through bCourses.