Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Topic: Definition of a Program in Rhetoric and Composition

10-second review: Generic description of a program in rhetoric and composition at the college level.

Title: “Making the Case of Disciplinarity in Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies: The Visibility Project.” LW Phelps and JM Ackerman. College Composition and Communication (September 2010), 180-215.

Rhetoric and Composition
“A program that focuses on the humanistic and scientific study of rhetoric, composition, literacy, and language/linguistic theories and their practical and pedagogical applications. Includes instruction in historical and contemporary rhetoric/composition theories; composition and criticism of written, visual, and mixed-media texts; analysis of literacy practices in cultural and cross-cultural contexts; and writing program administration.” P. 209-210.

Comment: This concludes the authors’ suggested programs for college-level studies in various aspects of writing. I don’t understand it all, but I’d like to. RayS.

No comments:

Post a Comment