English 302

The Teaching of Composition and Literature


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2009 Beam, Dorri
Infante-Abbatantuono, Jhoanna
Beam, Dorri and Infante, Jhoanna
Thurs. 3:30-5:30 224 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

To be arranged

Description

This course will explore the theory and practice of teaching literature and writing. Designed as both a critical seminar and a hands-on practicum for new college teachers, the class will cover topics such as course design; leading discussion; teaching close reading; running a section of a lecture course; responding to student papers; teaching writing (argumentation, organization, grammar, style) in the classroom; time management; grading; and the work of teaching.  The course enrolls English graduate students teaching their first course as of Spring or Fall 2009.


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