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ENGRD 101: Rhetorical Composition/Critical Reading

Intensive writing course that trains students in expository writing through a number of variable topics. Satisfies first-year English writing requirement.

ENGRD 123R: Communicative Grammar

Students who speak English as an additional language will research, analyze, and practice English grammar to develop their knowledge of form, meaning, and usage in a communicative context.

ENGRD 124: Academic Communication Skills

An academic communication skills course designed to prepare English language learners for success at Emory and throughout their academic careers. Focus on speaking, reading, listening, and vocabulary skills through engagement with authentic materials, such as lectures and presentations.

ENGRD 200: Experiential Writing Lab

This topics course can be offered as a stand-alone course or tied to another course and will provide an opportunity for students to engage in an experiential learning opportunity through writing and reflection.

ENGRD 201W: Multimedia Journalism

Students write and report for newspapers, radio, magazines, online sites, and social media and develop websites to publish multimedia writing and news reports. They learn the basics of news writing and reporting, interviewing, and audio and video production. No journalism background required.

ENGRD 202: Writing Center Practicum

Designed as a companion to first-semester experience as a Writing Center tutor. Course includes reflection on tutoring experiences and practice in tutoring strategies. Included will be the history of Writing Centers, theoretical and pedagogical readings, and performing Writing Center research.

ENGRD 219: Gateway—Portfolio

An introduction to the Rhetoric, Writing, and Information Design minor, in which students begin to create the writing portfolio that will be developed in more advanced courses across the minor.

ENGRD 220W: Rhetorical Studies

Introduction to rhetoric and rhetorical analysis. While learning rhetorical tactics of Ancient Greece and Rome, students will apply that learning to their academic and vocational goals. Practice in writing and speaking, grounded in ethics, are central to the course.

ENGRD 221RW: Advanced Writing Workshop

Prerequisites: English 101 or 181 and written permission of instructor. Practical introductions to various kinds of media and professional writing. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

ENGRD 223: Rhetorical Grammar

Through a study and analysis of grammar's impact on rhetorical effectiveness, students work with their own writing as they learn to make and adapt grammatical choices to fit audience, purpose, constraints, exigencies, and timing.

ENGRD 302W: Technical Writing

This writing-intensive course provides students with practice developing rhetorically effective and ethically sensitive communication in genres that characterize professional activity across and outside the university. No prior technical knowledge required.

ENGRD 316W: Literacy & the Rhetorics of Resistance

History is rife with warnings, prohibitions, and laws that have prevented various groups of people from full access to the practices of reading and writing. This class investigates literacy practices as rhetorical endeavors of resistance to power structures.

ENGRD 328W: Race, Gender and Media-Making

Students will learn about media studies and cultural studies frameworks to analyze popular media throughout the century. Students write in class daily, blog to larger audiences weekly, draft and revise multiple multimodal projects, and respond meaningfully to peers’ work in structured workshops.

ENGRD 349W: Writing for Publication

Hands-on exploration of the editorial and publication process shaping different fields, genres and venues.  Focus on mechanics of publication, various forums and opportunities for publication germane to student work in different disciplines, and professional opportunities in non-fiction publishing.

ENGRD 367W: Writing for Games and Interactive Media

This course explores how interactivity opens up possibilities for storytelling by playing narrative-focused games and interactive stories, reading critical and technical literature about mechanics and story structure in published interactive fictions, and experimenting with our own writing.

ENGRD 380W: Topics in Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacy

Course topics will vary but always will be focused on writing, rhetorical composition, and analysis, or literacy skills. Topics possible include a variety of options such as journalistic writing, non-fiction, debate, argumentation, persuasion, digital writing, among others.

ENGRD 397R: Advanced Writing Lab

Provides mentoring for writing and presentation components of a course undertaken in students' home departments. Runs concurrently with development and presentation of students' research and/or experiential projects.

ENGRD 411W: History & Theory of Rhetoric/Writing/Literacy

A topical course in rhetoric, writing, or literacy in which students study theories and trends of literate practices with application in current culture. Course will build on principles learned in other courses in the Writing Program.

ENGRD 415: Capstone in RWID

Students curate and defend a portfolio of revised work developed in the RWID (Rhetoric, Writing, Information Design) Minor. Each portfolio will be introduced by a reflective essay that situates student work within the theoretical perspectives learned in the program. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

ENGRD 496W: Internship in RWID

Students work with a faculty advisor to select an internship experience that applies prior work within the RWID (Rhetoric, Writing, Information Design) Minor to an extra-academic setting. Internships must include communication activities. In addition to weekly assignments, a final portfolio and reflection project is required.