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Title What we are becoming : developments in undergraduate writing majors / edited by Greg A. Giberson, Thomas A. Moriarty.

Publication Info. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, [2010]


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Description 1 electronic resource (viii, 294 pages)
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Contents A major in flexibility / Rebecca de Wind Mattingly and Patricia Harkin -- Redefining the undergraduate English writing major: an integrated approach at a small comprehensive university / Randy Brooks, Peiling Zhao, and Carmella Braniger -- Re-storying disciplinary relationships: the development of an undergraduate writing concentration / Lisa Langstraat, Mike Palmquist, and Kate Kiefer -- Outside the English department: Oakland University's writing program and the writing and rhetoric major / Wallis May Andersen -- "Between the idea and the reality -- falls the shadow": the promise and peril of a small college writing major / Kelly Lowe and William Macauley -- The writing major as shared commitment / Rodney F. Dick -- Dancing with our siblings: the unlikely case for a rhetoric major / David Beard -- Writing program development and disciplinary integrity: what's rhetoric got to do with it? / Lori Baker and Teresa Henning -- Remembering the canons' middle sisters: style, memory, and the return of the progymnasmata in the liberal arts writing major / Dominic F. Delli Carpini and Michael J. Zerbe -- Civic rhetoric and the undergraduate major in rhetoric and writing / Thomas A. Moriarty and Greg Giberson -- Composing multiliteracies and image: multimodal writing majors for a creative economy / Joddy Murray -- Not just another pretty classroom genre: the uses of creative nonfiction in the writing major / Celest Martin -- The writing arts major: a work in process / Jennifer Courtney, Deb Martin, and Diane Penrod -- "What exactly is this major?": creating disciplinary identity through an introductory course / Sanford Tweedie, Jennifer Courtney, and William I. Wolff -- Toward a description of undergraduate writing majors / Lee Campbell and Debra Jacobs.
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Summary Greg Giberson and Tom Moriarty have collected a rich volume that offers a state-of-the-field look at the question of the undergraduate writing major, a vital issue for compositionists as the discipline continues to evolve. What We Are Becoming provides an indispensable resource for departments and WPAs who are building undergraduate majors. Contributors to the volume address a range of vital questions for undergraduate programs, including such issues as the competition for majors within departments, the job market for undergraduates, varying focuses and curricula of such majors, and the formation of them in departments separate from English. Other chapters discuss the importance of flexibility, consider arguments for a rhetorical or civic discourse core for the writing major, address the relationship between rhetoric and composition majors, and review the role of multiliteracies in the major. The field of composition has not come to a consensus on the shape, content, or focus of the undergradutate major. But as individual programs develop and refine their curricula, one thing has become clear: we must think about them in ways that go beyond our particular circumstances, theorize them in ways that secure their place on our campuses and in our discipline for years to come. What We Are Becoming is an effort to do just that.
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Subject Creative writing (Higher education) -- United States.
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
English philology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Report writing -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Writing centers -- United States.
Création littéraire -- Étude et enseignement (Supérieur) -- États-Unis.
Centres de communication écrite -- États-Unis.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
EDUCATION -- Teaching Methods & Materials -- Arts & Humanities.
Creative writing (Higher education)
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching (Higher)
English philology -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Report writing -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Writing centers
United States
Added Author Giberson, Greg.
Moriarty, Thomas A.
Other Form: Print version: What we are becoming Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, c2010. 9780874217636 (pbk.) (DLC) 2009047229
ISBN 9780874217636 pbk.
9780874217643 e-book
0874217644 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786612555558
AU@ 000051422145
CDX 13256094
GBVCP 1008654167
NZ1 14249725
UKMGB 020143710
AU@ 000073152126

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