ENGL 523: Teaching College English

English 523 is a course framed around the questions that all teachers of writing must confront: What does it mean to teach writing? What do we expect of our students as they learn? Whom should we serve when we teach writing and why? This course will emphasize a praxis framework for the teaching of writing — in which established theory informs practice; and practice, in turn, contributes to the knowledge of the field. We will situate our understanding of college composition in what research has found to be true about the development of writing ability.

As a class, we will explore:

  • praxis, and the dynamic relationship between pedagogical theory and practice
  • the history and movements of Composition/Writing Studies as an academic discipline, with a focus on the turn toward critical language pedagogy
  • how to teach writing as a process
  • how to assess and respond to student writing how to respond to difference and diversity in college composition
  • the complexities of plagiarism and use of sources in academic writing

This is an asynchronous course with a synchronous option.

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

This is a Full Semester course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course OR one course each in Winter/Spring I and Winter/Spring II. 

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ENGL 535 Multicultural Literature (Winter/Spring 2021)
ENGL 580 Rhetoric, Writing, and Social Change (Summer I 2021)
ENGL 580 Popular Literature (Summer II 2021)
ENGL 550 Literary Criticism (Fall 2021)
ENGL 523 Teaching College English (Winter/Spring 2022)
ENGL 580 Writing and Rhetoric in a “Post Truth” Society (Summer I 2022)
ENGL 533 20th Century Literature (Summer II 2022)
ENGL 522 Issues in Literacy & Language (Fall 2022)
ENGL 551 Introduction to Creative Writing (Winter/Spring 2023)

University of Indianapolis

Instructor: Dr. Megan Bardolph

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 1/18/22 – 5/6/22

Location: Online

Format: Asynchronous with synchronous option (time TBD based on participants’ availability)

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area

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