Writing Program - 300-Level Courses

300-Level Composition Course Learning Outcomes

COMP THREE (300-level composition courses):

Rhetorical knowledge

  • Deepen rhetorical knowledge by reading advanced-level texts from rhetoric and within specific disciplinary fields (examples: technical communication, new media studies, etc.)
  • Develop sophisticated strategies for critically analyzing and synthesizing advanced-level texts from rhetoric and/or specific disciplinary fields
  • Communicate knowledge to discipline-specific audiences by making appropriate choices about the language, citation style guide, format, and content valued by those audiences

Experience in the writing and research process

  • Develop invention, revision, editing, and proofreading strategies through multiple drafts to complete an in-depth project such as an Honors thesis proposal, senior seminar research proposal, collaboratively composed writing project, etc.
  • Deepen understanding of technologies used to develop information literacy skills by delving into discipline and subject-specific databases
  • Continue sophisticated evaluation of research sources for accuracy, relevance, credibility, reliability, and bias

Critical thinking and communication strategies

  • Showcase increasingly sophisticated ability to communicate to a specific disciplinary, discourse-based, or professionally based audience
  • Demonstrate advanced ability to adapt content and style to multiple audiences and rhetorical situations within specific disciplinary frameworks
  • Communicate through multimodal genres

Awareness of writing conventions

  • Deepen awareness of genre conventions through exposure to and composing in multiple forms and genres (such as wikis, blogs, websites, research proposals, literature reviews, etc.)
  • Use disciplinary vocabulary, format, and documentation appropriate to student’s field of study/major
  • Show advanced control of features such as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling