Goals and Outcomes for First-Year Writing Course (Rhetoric and Composition 1000)
Goal 1: R&C 1000 students must exhibit increasing rhetorical knowledge.
- Drafting with a clear purpose in mind.
- Analyzing and responding appropriately to different kinds of rhetorical situations.
- Writing with strong voice and authority.
Goal 2: R&C 1000 students must exhibit increasingly critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.
- Using writing and reading for learning, thinking, and communicating.
- Locating, evaluating, analyzing, synthesizing, and documenting primary and secondary sources.
- Demonstrating critical thinking, in part by understanding that personal investments and cultural perspectives are woven into language and knowledge.
Goal 3: R&C 1000 students must exhibit increasing understanding that writing is a process.
- Generating ideas and drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading recursively, consciously, and effectively.
- Participating actively and collaboratively in a writing community.
- Reflecting upon semester writing, in part by evaluating own work and that of writing community members.
Goal 4: R&C 1000 students must gain increasing ability to research and write in various environments, including electronic environments.
- Using a variety of technologies to produce and share writing.
- Using a variety of technologies in conducting research.
All Rhetoric and Composition 1000 students will produce a semester-ending portfolio that demonstrates fulfillment of these goals and outcomes.
General Education Goals and Outcomes for Rhetoric and Composition 2001
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Rhetoric and Composition 1000 and 30 hours of course credit
Goal 1: R&C 2001 students must demonstrate the Goals and Outcomes of ENG 1000 in increasingly complex rhetorical situations.
- Analyzing and responding to diverse rhetorical situations, writing with a purpose, and writing with authority.
- Demonstrating critical thinking, reading, and writing through participation in scholarly fields of inquiry and evaluation of the ideologies in one's own and others' writing.
- Recognizing that writing is a process that requires generating ideas, drafting, sharing, revising, editing, and proofreading one's own written products.
Goal 2: R&C 2001 students must exhibit increasing disciplinary awareness.
- Reading and analyzing texts from various genres and disciplines.
- Using rhetorical theory as a lens for understanding and evaluating texts.
- Developing a burgeoning understanding of the genres and formats common to their major disciplines.
Goal 3: R&C 2001 students must apply disciplinary awareness to the creation of their own texts across various genres and/or media.
- Producing texts in various genres and formats for various disciplines.
- Locating, evaluating, analyzing, synthesizing, and incorporating primary and/or secondary sources appropriate to genre and discipline.
- Demonstrating correct use of at least two documentation styles.
Goal 4: R&C 2001 students must develop metacognition of academic writing.
- Reflecting on disciplinary differences across academic writing and the rationale for them.
- Reflecting on their own writing and its place within disciplinary conversations.
Goal 5: R&C 2001 students must develop information literacy strategies and skills that transfer across the curriculum.
- Selecting and using hardware, software, databases, and other technologies for researching, drafting, and sharing writing.
All Rhetoric and Composition 2001 students will produce a semester-ending portfolio that demonstrates fulfillment of these goals and outcomes.