English 833: Theories of Composition–Course Schedule (Fall 2018)

Week 1: Should First Year Composition (FYC) be required?
Aug. 28 Tuesday

  • Course Premiere
  • The Abolitionist Movement

Week 2: Expressivism/Writing Process Theory
September 4 Tuesday

  • Discuss freewriting

Week 3: The Lives of Writers
September 11 Tuesday

Week 4: The History of Composition Studies I (Historical Moments)
September 18 Tuesday

  • Discuss important moments in the history of Composition Studies

Week 5: A Vision for Teaching Composition
September 25 Tuesday

  • Create your own home page
  • Create a Composition Teaching Vision Statement

Week 6: The History of Composition Studies II (Historical Accounts)
October 2 Tuesday

  • Discuss how to interpret the history of Composition Studies

Week 7: Cognitivism
October 9 Tuesday

  • Discuss models of the mental process that writers use

Week 8: Finding Forrester
October 16 Tuesday

Week 9: Paper Conferencing Day
October 23 Tuesday

  • Individual conferences with Dr. Pagnucci to discuss paper drafts

Week 10: Social Constructionism
October 30 Tuesday

Week 11: Post-Process Theory
November 6 Tuesday

  • Discuss how writing is public, situated, and interpretive

Week 12: Presentations I
November 13 Tuesday

  • Individual presentations on comp theory

Week 13: Thanksgiving Holiday
November 20 Tuesday

Week 14: Presentations II
November 27 Tuesday

  • Individual presentations on comp theory
  • IUP Photographer visiting class

Week 15: Can Composition Make the World a Better Place?
December 4 Tuesday
National Cookie Day!