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At Curry, students may also take a variety of Writing courses to fulfill requirements related to the General Education Program after taking the first year required courses.
This course aims to familiarize students with the rhetorical dimensions of the Black community. It also aims to challenge them to fine tune and practice critical media literacies. Students will practice using an intersectional feminist approach to engage with how interlocking identities/oppressions, such as race, gender, class, ability and sexuality are constructed, represented, reproduced, critiqued, policed and disciplined in the larger community, contemporary pop culture and academic discourse.
In Contemporary Queer Narratives, students read works that engage with life at the intersections of queerness and various cultural identities, privileges, and oppressions. Students will be challenged to reflect on their experiences, question their own knowledges, ways of knowing, and truth in conversation with larger global and cultural narratives.
Using a rhetorical approach to decision-making about communication strategies, this course focuses on writing for professional and technical settings—from preparing job application materials to collaborating with others to make researched recommendations.
In this course, students learn about the theory and practice of teaching and tutoring writing, with an emphasis on the relationship between writing and identity. Through readings, discussion, and activities, students examine strategies for working with writers across various ages, cultural backgrounds, levels of expertise, and/or English language proficiency. Students will also investigate their own literacy histories and assumptions about writing, observe writing instruction in classrooms and/or tutoring centers, and explore specific areas of interest to them related to teaching/tutoring writing. Students from all majors are welcome, although the course may be particularly valuable to Education, English, and Communications majors, as well as those interested in writing, editing, or publishing. Upon successful completion of this course, students may have opportunities to work in the Writing Center and/or as an embedded tutor in a course involving writing in a specific discipline.