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CW 375 - Introduction to Teaching College Composition

Fall 2018

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 
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





Class Number: 20966
Meeting time @ place:
W 4:00pm - 6:00pm @ 118 Barrows Hall (ALC)
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. 

Book List:
  • The St. Martin’s Guide to Teaching Writing, 7th Edition. C. Glenn & M.A. Goldthwaite, Bedford-St. Martins, 2013. [referred to as G&G] (Earlier editions do not have the same readings, which are the focus of the course. If you choose an earlier edition, please compare tables of contents and find any missing readings as listed in the syllabus.)
  • Other readings,  provided through bCourses.