English | Advanced Expository Writing
W350 | 1917 | Cariello


9:30a-10:45a TR (25) 3 cr

COAS INTENSIVE WRITING SECTION. PREREQUISITE: W131 OR EQUIVALENT. THIS
SECTION HAS BEEN DESIGNATED FOR EDUCATION MAJORS.

This section of W350 has been designated for Education majors and for
those seeking secondary certification. It fulfills the advanced writing
requirements of both the School of Education and the College of Arts and
Sciences. The aims of this course are threefold: first, to help Education
students further develop their writing skills; second, to explore key
issues in teaching and learning; and third, to provide a model of inquiry
about education that prospective teachers can bring to their future work.
In short, this course is designed to help Education students become
reflective practitioners of their craft.

Through a sequence of writing assignments, students will be asked to
analyze various viewpoints on teaching and learning with an eye toward
developing arguments about current issues such as multiculturalism,
bilingualism, literacy, and the ways in which race, class and gender play
out in the classroom. A repeated theme in the readings for this course is
that all students bring a wealth of previously acquired cultural knowledge
to bear on a given learning situation: Freire would call this the larger
"narrative of education," that constantly plays out in classrooms. The
readings listed below explore and problematize those narratives; students
will be asked to analyze them and their attendant rhetorics of education,
and to contemplate how these narratives might translate into pedagogical
practices in secondary education. Additionally, students will be asked to
explore their own compositional strategies, life experiences and
educational backgrounds in light of the experiences of others. The end
goal is to get students to consider the implications of these personal and
analytic explorations for their own pedagogical concepts and classroom
practices.

Course Texts:
	
	Paulo Freire, PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED
	Richard Rodriguez, HUNGER OF MEMORY
	Ernest Gaines, A LESSON BEFORE DYING
	Anson and Schwegler, THE LONGMAN HANDBOOK
	
Viewings:

	DEAD POETS SOCIETY