ENG661 Composition and Diversity
Lead Faculty: Dr. Franz J Potter
This course aims to highlight the main threads of conversation in the Composition Studies’ scholarship on diversity including issues related to feminism, gender, and identity. The readings represent the varied, multicolored and multicultural differences that are represented in the scholarship of Composition Studies focusing on teaching, theory, and the profession itself.
- Discuss and analyze scholarly articles on the influence of diversity, feminism and Women’s Studies on the field of Composition.
- Appraise academic discourse to assemble a discriminating review of literature on a specific idea in the debate about the intersection of diversity Composition Studies as a disciplinary area of academic scholarship.
- Evaluate the contributions of various major contributors to conversations about diversity within Composition Studies.
- Evaluate scholarly texts indicating possible areas of further inquiry.
- Analyze and distinguish opposing views on gender, identity, and Composition Studies, assessing complex epistemological and ideological assumptions.
- Construct a niche or position and enter scholarly discourse through composing of a research paper with a strong claim.
- Synthesize areas of conflict among competing viewpoints to establish meaningful research space and find productive paths to answering vital questions.