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ENGL5454 Studies in Theory: Teaching College Composition (3 credits)
Wednesdays, 2:30-5:15 p.m. | Shanks 340
Customized course description: The study of rhetorical theory, related issues in writing pedagogy, and the practice of teaching composition at the university level for GTAs in the Department of English. Pre–requisite: Graduate Standing and appointment as a GTA in the Department of English. N.b. This is a variation of the course numbered ENGL5004, which is undergoing changes to reduce it from six credit hours to three. (image credit)

Contact Information

Derek N. Mueller, PhD
Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing
Director of Composition
Department of English
Virginia Tech
Office: 315 Shanks Hall
Spring 2020 Office Hours: T, 12-3
Phone: +1-734-985-0485

"[W]hat we teach our students is a consequence of what we understand writing to be" (215). Mary Lou Odom, Michael Bernard-Donals, and Stephanie Kerschbaum, "Enacting Theory: The Practicum as the Site of Invention," Don't Call It That: The Composition Practicum

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