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Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Course History
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GRADUATE COURSE HISTORY


WRA 805:
Rhetoric Theory and History (3 cr)
offered fall of every year
Who’s taught it? Blythe, Rehberger, Powell, Rhodes

WRA 841: Professional Writing Theory and Research (3 cr)
offered spring of odd years
Who’s taught it? Blythe, Hart-Davidson, Grabill, Lauren

WRA 848: Cultural Rhetorics: Theory and Methodology (3 cr)
offered spring of odd years
Who’s taught it? T. Smith, Powell, Lindquist

WRA 853: Workshop in Rhetoric and Writing (3 cr)
offered spring of every year
Who’s taught it? Powell, Hidalgo

WRA 860: Multimodal Composing Theory and Practice (3 cr)
offered fall of even years
Who’s taught it? DeVoss, Halbritter, Rhodes

WRA 870: Research Methodologies in Rhetoric and Writing (3 cr)
offered spring of every year
Who’s taught it? Lindquist, Potts, J. Monberg, Grabill, Hart-Davidson, Fraiberg

WRA 878: Composition Studies: Issues, Theory, and Research (3 cr)
offered fall of every year
Who’s taught it? Baker-Bell, Epps-Robertson, T. Smith, Lindquist, Cheatle, Opel

AL 881: Teaching with Technology (3 cr)
this course is offered through the College of Arts & Letters
Who’s taught it? Hart-Davidson, Blythe, DeVoss, Rehberger

WRA 882: Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric (3 cr)
offered spring of every year
Who’s taught it? J. Monberg, Powell, Rehberger, Lindquist, Blythe

WRA 885: PhD Research Colloquium (3 cr)
offered every fall
Who’s taught it? Powell, DeVoss, Hart-Davidson, Blythe, Grabill, Rehberger, Hidalgo, Lauren

WRA 886: MA Research Colloquium (1 cr)
offered every fall
Who’s taught it? T. Smith, Lauren

WRA 888: Methods of Teaching College-Level Writing (3 cr)
offered every other spring (even years)
Who’s taught it? T. Smith

WRA 889: Writing Center Theory and Administration
offered every other spring (odd years)
Who’s taught it? T. Smith

WRA 890: Independent Study (1-6 cr)
offered in consultation between individual students and faculty

WRA 891: Special topics (3 cr); see description list below

Digital Rhetorics focused course offered once per year (depending on student interest and faculty availability)

Cultural Rhetorics focused course offered once per year (depending on student interest and faculty availability)

WRA 8xx: Writing Program Theory and Administration (3 cr)
course under development for offering fall of odd years; offered as special topics in fall 2018

WRA 992: Seminar in Literacy Studies
offered every other fall (even years)
Who’s taught it? T. Monberg, Wilson, Baker-Bell, Pough 

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WRA 891: Special Topics (3 cr)

offered every semester based on student interest and faculty availability; previous special topics offerings:

  • Embodiment, Feminisms, Rhetorics; T. Smith (Spring 2019)
  • Culture, Rhetoric, and Experience Design; Lauren (Fall 2017)
  • American Indian Rhetorics; Arola (Fall 2017)
  • International Social Science Research Abroad: Concept, Design and Praxis (offered in conjunction with ANP 825 and SOC 890 by Roger Bresnahan and David Wiley; Fall 2016)
  • Queer Rhetorics; T. Smith (Fall 2016)
  • Rhetorics of Resistance, Action, Change; Epps-Robertson (Spring 2016)
  • Academic Memoirs Across Media; Hidalgo (Fall 2015)
  • Rhetoric, the Body, and Embodied Rhetorics; T. Smith (Fall 2014)
  • Studying Language and Culture Across Local and Global Contexts; Fraiberg (Spring 2014)
  • Writing Center Theory; Baldwin and T. Smith (Fall 2013)
  • Queer Rhetorics; T. Smith (Fall 2012)
  • Tracing Digital Culture; Potts (Summer 2012)
  • American Indian Rhetorics; Powell (Spring 2012)
  • Activist and Participatory Research Approaches; Grabill (Summer 2011)
  • Writing Center Theory; T. Smith (Spring 2011)
  • Civic Engagement and Community-based Pedagogies; T. Monberg (Fall 2010)
  • Historiographical Methodologies; Powell (Summer 2010)
  • Seminar with Victor Villanueva (visiting distinguished lecturer; Spring 2010)
  • Queer Rhetorics; T. Smith (Fall 2009)
  • Writing Center Theory; T. Smith (Summer 2008)
  • American Indian Intellectuals; Powell (Spring 2008)
  • African American Literacies; Lathan (Summer 2007)