We are pleased to announce that three writing studies courses are now permanent additions to English Department undergraduate offerings. ENGL 225 (Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing Studies) and ENGL 227 (Introduction to Creative Writing) will be offered in Fall 2013, and ENGL 397 (Writing the New Media) will be offered in Spring 2014.
ENGL 225, Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing Studies, encourages students to explore writing and rhetoric historically, culturally, theoretically, and practically. In addition to learning more about their writing practices, students consider what makes writing effective, how writing is taught, and how technology continues to change how we write. This course fulfills the College of Arts & Sciences 2nd Writing
requirement for students who have completed 60 credit hours.
ENGL 227, Introduction to Creative Writing, is perfect for any student wishing to write creatively and understand the habits and craft of creative writing. The goal is to better understand creative writing techniques, see those techniques in others' work, and sample them in your own work.
ENGL 397 (formerly ENGL 367), Writing the New Media, is both practical and theoretical. Students study the foundations of rhetoric and apply them to new media. This strategy gives students the critical tools to understand persuasion and their audience in a way that is pragmatic and intellectual at the same time. Professor Christine Cucciarre, who developed the class, talks more about the course in this interview: http://www.english.udel.edu/news/Pages/engl367-new-media.aspx.
For more information, please visit the English Department course listing.