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GRADUATE COURSE HISTORY

WRA 805 – Histories & Theories of Rhetoric 

Taught every fall 

Who’s taught it? Blythe, Rehberger, Powell  

WRA 841 – Professional Writing Theories and Research

Taught every other spring (odd years) 

Who’s taught it? Blythe, Hart-Davidson, Grabill 

WRA 848 – Cultural Rhetorics Theories & Methodologies 

Taught every other spring (odd years) 

Who’s taught it? T. Smith, Powell, Lindquist 

WRA 853 – Writing Workshop in Rhetoric & Writing 

Taught every spring 

Who’s taught it? Powell  

WRA 860 – Visual Rhetorics 

Taught every other fall (even years) 

Who’s taught it? DeVossHalbritter 

WRA 870 – Research Methodologies 

Taught every spring 

Who’s taught it? Lindquist, Potts, J. MonbergGrabill, Hart-Davidson 

WRA 872 – Methods Module 

Taught every summer 

Who’s taught it? Powell 

WRA 878 – Composition Studies 

Taught every fall 

Who’s taught it? Baker-Bell, Epps-Robertson, DeJoy, T. SmithLIndquist 

AL 881 – Teaching with Technology 

This course is offered through the College of Arts & Letters 

Who’s taught it? Hart-Davidson, Blythe, DeVossRehberger 

WRA 882 – Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric 

Taught every spring 

Who’s taught it? J. MonbergPowell, Rehberger, Lindquist 

WRA 885 – PhD Research Colloquium 

Taught every fall 

Who’s taught it? Powell, DeVoss, Hart-Davidson, Blythe, GrabillRehberger, Hidalgo

WRA 886 – MA Research Colloquium 

Taught every fall 

Who’s taught it? T. Smith 

WRA 888 – Methods of Teaching Writing 

Taught every other spring (even years) 

Who’s taught it? T. Smith 

WRA 890 – Independent Study 

Offered in consultation between individual students and faculty. 

WRA 891 – Special topics 

Digital Rhetorics focused course taught every other fall (odd years); Cultural Rhetorics focused course taught every year (fall of even years, spring of even years); Writing Center Theory taught every other year (semester varies); other special topics courses taught as demand appears. 

See the list of previous special topics offerings below. 

WRA 992 – Seminar in Language, Literacy, Pedagogy 

Taught every other fall (odd years) 

Who’s taught it? T. Monberg, Wilson 

 

Previous special topics offerings: 

Spring 2016; Rhetorics of Resistance, Action, Change; Epps-Robertson 

Fall 2015; Academic Memoirs Across Media; Hidalgo 

Fall 2014; Rhetoric, the Body & Embodied Rhetorics; T. Smith 

Spring 2014; Studying Language & Culture Across Local & Global ContextsFraiberg 

Fall 2013; Writing Center Theory; Baldwin & T. Smith 

Fall 2012; Queer Rhetorics; T. Smith 

Summer 2012; Tracing Digital Culture; Potts 

Spring 2012; American Indian Rhetorics; Powell 

Summer 2011; Activist & Participatory Research ApproachesGrabill 

Spring 2011;  Writing Center Theory; T. Smith 

Fall 2010;  Civic Engagement & Community-based Pedagogies; T. Monberg 

Summer 2010;  Historiographical Methodologies; Powell 

Spring 2010;  Seminar with Victor Villanueva (visiting distinguished lecturer) 

Fall 2009;  Queer Rhetorics; T. Smith 

Summer 2008;  Writing Center Theory; T. Smith 

Spring 2008; American Indian Intellectuals; Powell 

Summer 2007;  African American Literacies; Lathan