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Educational & Required Texts

Below you will find texts that have been assigned by Writing Program instructors, as well as a working inventory of useful readings from Graduate classes on critical pedagogy and theory. Each item is linked to Amazon.com, where you will find detailed descriptions of the text, reader reviews, and information about the author(s).

 

English 1000 Course Textbooks
The Working Writer
Fulwiler 5th Ed. 2007
They Say, I Say – with readings
Graff 9th Ed.
Omnivore’s Dilemma
Pollan 6th Ed.
Reading Rhetorically
Bean 3rd Ed. 2011
Reflect, Inform, Persuade
Kessler 10th Ed.
Brief Bedford Reader
Kennedy 10th Ed. 2009
What Matters in America
Goshgarian 2nd Ed. 2010
Keys to Successful Writing
Anderson 4th Ed. 2008
Longman Concise Companion
Anson 2nd Ed. 2010

English 1001 Course Textbooks
Remix: Reading and Composition Culture
2nd ed. 2010

Patterns for College Writing
11th ed. 2010
Writing Today
2010
Patterns of Exposition
19th ed. 2010
Reading the World
2nd ed. 2010

English 1002 Course Textbooks
A Community of Writers
3rd ed. 2000
50 Essays: A Portable Anthology
2nd ed. 2007
The Scott Foresman Handbook for Writers
9th ed. 2011
The Conscious Reader
11th ed. 2009

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English 2000 Course Textbooks
Global Issues, Local Arguments
2nd ed. 2010
the extreme future
2006
Asking the Right Questions
9th ed. 2010
World of Ideas
8th ed. 2010
All the Little Live Things
1967
The Problem of Pain
1996
Why Can't We Be Good?
2002
Contemporary and Classic Arguments
2005
From Critical Thinking to Argument


2nd ed. 2008

Think Critically

2011

English 3000 Course Textbooks
Writing Logically, Thinking Critically
2011
The Everyday Writer
4th ed. 2009

English 3009 Course Textbooks
The Art of Teaching Writing
2nd ed. 1994
Teaching Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools
1999

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English 5000 Course Textbooks
The Critical Tradition
3rd ed. 2007

English 5001 Course Textbooks
Rhetoric and Reality
1987
Textual Carnivals
1990
Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition
1997
Composition and Rhetoric
1997
Writing in the Academic Disciplines
2nd ed. 2002
Research on Composition
2006

English 5010 Course Textbooks
The Art of Changing the Brain
2002
Choice Words
2004
Why School?
2009

English 5894 Course Textbooks
Curriculum as Conversation
1996
Breaking into the Circle
2002
Grammar Alive!
2003
Clueless in Academe
2004
Critical Encounters in High School English
2nd ed. 2008
A Guide to College Writing Assessment
2009

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ENGL 1000 - Introduction to Composition

(3 Units) Introduction to academic writing. Instruction is based on the Competencies for First-Year Composition with particular emphasis on reading skills as well as focus, development, organization, and control of language for sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

ENGL 1001 - First-Year Composition

(3 Units) A course in reading and writing expository essays. In addition to writing essays, students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to write informative summaries of university-level writing. (Formerly Freshman Composition) Satisfies G.E. area A2. Prerequisites: EPT score of T148 or above, or recommendation from a prebaccalaureate course. (Fall, Spring)

ENGL 1002 - First-Year Composition Computer-Assisted Instruction

(4 Units) A course in reading and writing expository essays. In addition to writing essays, students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to write informative summaries of university-level writing. Class incorporates use of word-processing, e-mail, and Internet/World-Wide Web technologies. No previous computer experience is required; one hour per week computer lab time. Satisfies G.E. area A2.

ENGL 2000 - Critical Inquiry

(3 Units) The focus of this course is critical thinking, with emphasis split between receptive (reading/listening) and active (writing) exercises. Students will be expected to analyze arguments of others and to produce defensible arguments of their own, both in analytical summaries and in original argumentative essays. Emphasizes the difference between good and bad arguments, as well as the distinction between significant and trivial positions on issues. Satisfies G.E. area A3. Prerequisites: ENGL 1001, or 1002, or equivalent. (Fall, Spring)

ENGL 3000 - Intermediate Composition

(3 Units) Course designed to help students further develop their abilities in addressing the complexity of a topic, developing an argument, organizing information, and controlling language. Students successfully completing the course and the final examination will be eligible to register for Writing Proficiency courses. Prerequisites: Two unsuccessful attempts on the Writing Proficiency Screening Test (WPST).

ENGL 3009 - Writing for Teachers (WP)

(3 Units) Designed to renew a studentís confidence and develop an identity as a writer. Also explores various strategies to help build a strong foundation for teaching writing at all levels. Open only to Liberal Studies and English majors. (Formerly Applied Writing) Satisfies upper-division writing proficiency requirement. Prerequisites: Completion of the Writing Proficiency Screening Test with a passing score; and ENGL 1001, or 1002 and 2000, or equivalents. (Fall, Spring)

ENGL 5000 - Graduate Studies: Critical Theory and Research

(3 Units) Theory of literary criticism, from classicism to postmodernity. Modern approaches and methods in the study of the uses of language and literature. Bibliographical resources and methods for graduate work in English. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of English Graduate Coordinator.

ENGL 5001 - Graduate Studies: History and Research Methods in Composition/Rhetoric

(3 Units) Focuses on many theories of rhetoric which underlie contemporary classroom practices in the teaching of writing. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with some issues in the field of composition by examining current theories, research, and pedagogy. Required for all students electing the rhetoric and teaching of writing concentration. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of English Graduate Coordinator.

ENGL 5010 - Seminar: Composition/Rhetoric

(3 Units) Emphasis will be on rhetorical theories and composition studies. Topics for this seminar may vary from semester to semester. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of English Graduate Coordinator.

ENGL 5894 - Teaching Composition and Literature

(3 Units) Practical application of literary and composition theory and research. For those who plan to teach at the college level. Pre- or corequisite for teaching assistantships. (Formerly ENGL 5940) Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

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