English | Intro to Literacy Studies and the Teaching of College English
L502 | 24779 | Farris

11:15a – 12:30p TR  (meets with W602)


This course will explore the relationship among traditional academic
discourse, new alternative/hybrid forms of academic discourse, and
pedagogical practices, many of which still claim to assimilate
students into a presumably unified standard academic discourse
community. We will examine (1) the extent to which traditional
academic discourse has changed and/or remained the same in light of
the politics of difference, border-crossing, and self-disclosure;
(2) the implications of those changes for both undergraduate and
graduate writing, including your own; (3) the ways in which
alternative forms of discourse make possible a different sort of
intellectual work; and (4) the pedagogical implications for teachers
of English and writing-across-the curriculum: How do we work to
change the “culture of literacy” in the academic community at the
same time that we help students deal with the full range of writing
practices they need to succeed in college and beyond?

Required readings will include H. Aram Veeser, _Confessions of the
Critics_; Christopher Schroeder, Helen Fox and Patricia Bizzell,
_Alt Dis: Alternative Discourses and the Academy_; Elizabeth Chiseri-
Strater, _Academic Literacies: The Public and Private Discourse of
University Students_;  Judith Roof and Robyn Wiegman, _Who Can Speak?
_; Anne Herrington and Charles Moran, _Writing, Teaching, and
Learning in the Disciplines_; book excerpts or essays by Jane
Gallop, Jean-Francois Lyotard, bell hooks, Jane Tompkins, Gloria
Anzaldua, Min-Zhan Lu, Charles Bazerman, Susan Peck MacDonald, David
Russell, Tom Huckin, Henry Giroux, Victor Villanueva, Mary Louise
Pratt, Mike Rose, and others.

--weekly written responses to reading and class discussion
--a comparative analysis of conventions in published academic writing
--a course project/report on an issue raised by your reading,
writing, teaching

This course may be taken as either L502 or W602; it fulfills
requirements in the Composition, Literacy and Culture concentration,
the composition/pedagogy minor, and the interdepartmental literacy