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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Courses & Current Schedule

Page address: http://english.mnsu.edu/rhetoric/curriculum.html

 

Current Course Offerings for English

For a complete list of course offerings for the 2018-2022 Teaching Writing Certificate or for the English curriculum for the MS Comm/Comp, please see below.  

 

Semester

Course

Instructor

Fall 2018

625: Composition Theory

656: Teacher Research

622

629: Second Language Literacy Dev.

Cole

Cole

Camp (f2f only)

Henderson Lee

Spring 2019

584: Pedagogical Grammar

657: Teaching Writing with Literature

Lybeck

Arnold

Summer 2019

555: Advanced Writing Workshop

655: Online Writing Instruction

Cole

Cole

Fall 2019

625: Composition Theory

656: Teacher Research

622

Cole

Cole

Camp (f2f only)

Spring 2020

625: Composition Theory

584: Pedagogical Grammar

655: Topics in Teaching Writing

594: Writing Center Theory and Ped

Cole

Lybeck

Arnold

TBA

Summer 2020

554: Persuasive Writing on Public Issues

555: Advanced Writing Workshop

Cole

Cole

Fall 2020

625: Composition Theory

656: Teacher Research

622

629: Second Language Literacy Dev.

Cole

Cole

TBA

Henderson Lee

Spring 2021

625: Composition Theory

584: Pedagogical Grammar

657: Teaching Writing with Literature

Cole

Lybeck

Arnold

Summer 2021

555: Advanced Writing Workshop

655: Topic: Multimodal Composition

Cole

Fall 2021

625: Composition Theory

656: Teacher Research

621/22

Cole

Cole

TBA

Spring 2022

625: Composition Theory

584: Pedagogical Grammar

655: Topics in Teaching Writing

594: Writing Center Theory and Ped

Cole

Lybeck

Arnold

TBA

Summer 2022

553: Topics: Feminist Pedagogy and Research

555: Advanced Writing Workshop

Cole

 

 

Program Goals
 

Students will:

Discuss and model current practices used to teach writing.

Engage key theoretical shifts in the field of Composition Studies and the impact of these changes on writing instruction.

Analyze and use prominent theories guiding academic writing instruction.

 Build research skills that inform teaching goals and practices.

Reflect critically on their own experience as writers and teachers.

Demonstrate specialized knowledge on teaching a certain population of student writers. 

 

Common Core

ENG 555 is offered as variable credit, but in order to complete the certificate students must take 18 credits. Certificate students must take ENG 555 for at least 3 credits.

ENG 555

Advanced Writing Workshop

0-4

ENG 625

Seminar: Composition Theory

3

ENG 656

Teacher Research in the Writing Classroom

3

 

 Restricted Electives

ENG 553

Topics in Rhetoric and Composition

4

ENG 554

Persuasive Writing on Public Issues

4

ENG 556 

Writing Center Theory and Pedagogy

4

ENG 584

Pedagogical Grammar and Academic English

4

ENG 587

Methods of Teaching ESL

4

ENG 629

Second Language Literacy Development

3

ENG 649

Topics in Creative Writing

1-3

ENG 654

Teaching College-Level Literature

3

ENG 655

Topics in Teaching Writing

3

ENG 657

Teaching Writing with Literature

3

ENG 658

Seminar: Argumentation Theory

3

ENG 676

Instructional Design for Technical Communicators

3