ADVANCED COMPOSITION

ENG* 200

Study of writing and the writing process in a special topics Composition course
focused on the Rhetorics of Ethnography. Borrowing methods from Anthropology
and Sociology, students conduct research on subcultures within various field-sites in
their communities to write a series of essays that culminate in a mini-ethnography,
a final portfolio of their work, and a publishable piece made accessible to the public
at large. Students prepare writing projects with attention to audience, purpose,
organization, development, language, conventions, and support from outside
sources using MLA or APA documentation. Students prepare revised writing in final
portfolios complete with self-assessment essays. This course will not include literary
themes or creative writing. Prerequisites: ENG 101* & ENG* 102 or permission of
instructor or department chair.