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The Writing Colleagues program combines practical experience working with students to improve their reading and writing, not as a tutor but as a trained reader, with intellectual inquiry into the social, cultural, psychological, and cognitive processes of language. A student first applies to the Writing Colleagues program by contacting the program director. Once accepted as a candidate colleague, the student enrolls in the Writing Colleagues seminar and, by earning a B or better, becomes a Writing Colleague. The colleague is then qualified to work with professors in a series of field placements, associated with courses the professor is teaching. Completion of the Writing Colleagues program is valuable preparation for work in teaching, law, journalism, public policy, advertising/marketing, public relations, and publishing. The Writing Colleagues program offers both a disciplinary and an interdisciplinary minor. Students who major in Writing and Rhetoric and minor in the Writing Colleagues program must have a second minor.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
disciplinary, 6 courses
WRRH 305 Writing Colleagues seminar; two field placements, one of which must be a first-year seminar; three courses from the Writing Colleagues core or approved electives.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
interdisciplinary, 6 courses
WRRH 305 Writing Colleagues seminar; two field placements, one of which must be a first-year seminar; one approved course from the social sciences or natural sciences; two additional courses from the Writing Colleagues core courses or approved electives.
WRRH 201 Grammar and Style
WRRH 202 Going Places
WRRH 205 Rhetorical Bytes: Digital Rhetorics & Writing with New Technology
WRRH 220 Breadwinners and Losers: The Rhetoric of Work
WRRH 221 He Says, She Says: Language and Gender
WRRH 224 Writing and the Culture of Reading
WRRH 250 Talk and Text: Introduction to Discourse Analysis
WRRH 252 An Anatomy of Class
WRRH 251 Black Talk/White Talk
WRRH 300 Writers World of Discourse: Journalism
WRRH 301 Discourse of Rape
WRRH 302 Secrets and Security
WRRH 303 World of Publishing
WRRH 304 Hidden Writing
WRRH 305 Writing Colleagues Seminar
WRRH 312 Power and Persuasion: Readings in Rhetoric, Ancient to Modern
WRRH 322 Adolescent Literature
WRRH 352 Writing in the Professional Workplace
WRRH 351 Writing in the Natural and Social Sciences
WRRH 420 Writers Guild