WRITING IN ENGINEERING, SPRING 2015
Writing in Engineering fulfills the junior-year writing requirement for students enrolled in the College of Engineering. Students learn both rhetorical concepts and the genre conventions of their discipline, including summaries, abstracts, mechanical and technical descriptions, extended technical definitions, research reports, and proposals. The course includes a focus on ethics in engineering as well as an introduction to databases and best practices in research.
ENGLISH 15 in the leap program, summer 2013
English in the Learning Edge Academic Program (LEAP) is an elective summer course for incoming first-year students. The program featured two integrated courses taken by a cohort of 25 students, who also participated in joint social activities and team-building orientation exercises. This interdisciplinary course was taught in conjunction with a business management course in the Business department.
english 202b (Writing in the humanities) syllabus, spring 2013
Like other 200-level English courses, English 202B focuses on professional development. It differs from other courses by using textual analysis to explore professional questions. To accommodate this unique "humanities" orientation, students write rhetorical analyses of texts, become familiar with some of the genres and disciplinary conventions of the humanities, and explore what those genres and conventions enable for the discourse communities that employ them.
English 202D (Business Writing) Syllabus, Fall 2012
One of four 200-level English courses dedicated to writing across the disciplines, English 202D focuses on methods and genres of communicating in contemporary business. Consistent with nascent expectations in the professional world, this course combines traditional writing with multimedia and digital elements and emphasizes community-based writing and team-based partnerships with local businesses. 202D proceeds from the belief that the most effective way to learn to write is to write for real audiences, integrating real-world concerns with writing practices.
English in leap syllabus, summer 2012
English in the Learning Edge Academic Program (LEAP) is an elective summer course for incoming first-year students. The program featured two integrated courses taken by a cohort of 24 students, who also participated in joint social activities and team-building orientation exercises. This interdisciplinary course was taught in conjunction with a speech course in the Communication Arts and Sciences department.
English 15 Syllabus, Spring 2011
Designed for entering first-year students and required of all Penn State graduates, English 15 is an intensive, rhetorically based course in reading and writing that prepares students to understand the forms and purposes of communication that surround them and to succeed in their own communication efforts. This course focuses on rhetorical concepts like audience awareness, ethos, logos, pathos, tone, and style; students analyze verbal and visual texts before modeling texts of their own.