Students will be required to draw upon and extend the writing, research, and analytical skills they have learned in previous English classes. Specifically, students will conduct original archival research on the history of English at the College of Charleston and present findings to a variety of audiences and in a variety of genres. While we will discuss approaches toward historiography and learn archival methodologies, this course is first and foremost a writing course. Students will learn theories and strategies concerning genre, the rhetorical situation, visual rhetorical, and collaborative writing that they can use in the different writing environments theyencounter in the classroom and beyond.
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