The Writing & Rhetoric Major
Learning Outcomes for the B.A. in Writing & Rhetoric
- Rhetorical Knowledge
- Students identify varied rhetorical situations calling for a wide range of appropriate responses.
- Students demonstrate a command of different rhetorical theories and approaches.
- Students apply various rhetorical theories, putting them into practice in a range of situations.
- Students evaluate the appropriateness of rhetorical choices in light of anticipated consequences.
- Process and Collaborative Textual Evaluation
- Student writers produce documents with other writers.
- Students evaluate and respond to each otherís work using varied roles (peer, tutor, coach, editor).
- Students demonstrate respectful negotiating behaviors during collaborative textual production (listening attentively, airing all viewpoints, valuing difference, coming to consensus or dissensus, dividing labor fairly, balancing competing agendas, expectations, and values).
- Craft, Genre, & Editing
- Students arrange the organization of their texts appropriate to the rhetorical situation.
- Students can recognize and self-edit errors in written discourse.
- Student writers produce complex texts with correctness in syntax, grammar, usage, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.
- Students demonstrate coherence and cohesion in written discourse.
- Student writers consider, apply, and control stylistic options (prose style, figurative language, voice, register, tone, word choice, etc.).
- Textual Production & Delivery
- Students will choose effective strategies for processes, forum, genre, and technological tools for a range of situations.
- Student writers will design visually effective texts for a range of situations using appropriate technology.
- Student writers will identify and evaluate options for text production, circulation, and delivery.
- Students will use current information technologies to produce and deliver their texts.
- Reflective Learning
- Students consciously synthesize and integrate insights from one project into another.
- Students articulate a statement of their identities as writers.
Check out the Rhode Map to see what courses apply to each of the above learning outcomes