06.676 History, Theory, and Research in the Teaching of Writing

History, Theory, and Research in the Teaching of Writing

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 32981
Status Active

This course covers the history of the teaching of composition from the ancient Greeks to the present day, the development of both theory and pedagogy, and the current research into how writers learn, which teaching methods work best, and which issues continue to be of concern. Students will learn to critique writing pedagogy, to place programs and issues into historical perspective, and to analyze and design research into the teaching of writing.