Your dissertation committee will consist of a minimum of 5 faculty members (at least three from composition and rhetoric) and at least one from outside the discipline of english/composition and rhetoric. Part of the rhetoric and composition commons this thesis is brought to you for free and open access by the iowa state university capstones, theses and dissertations at iowa state university digital repository. Eng 6971 ma thesis on a rhetoric/composition topic (3) phd the phd is designed to produce teacher-scholars who have a good general knowledge of critical theory professional and technical communication and composition, as well as a specialized knowledge in their field of concentration. Smith, linda gail, rhetoric and composition constructs the veteran: an examination of the student veteran identity as found in ccc and tetyc since september 11, 2001 (2012) boise state university theses and dissertations.
Rhetoric and composition, phd course requirements students must complete for credit a minimum of 54 semester hours of graduate courses hours exclusive of 12 credit hours for the dissertation. Rhetoric definition rhetoric is a technique of using language effectively and persuasively in spoken or written form it is an art of discourse, which studies and employs various methods to convince, influence, or please an audience. Rhetoric & composition students complete a book-length scholarly dissertation which engages issues, ideas, and/or practice of rhetoric & composition studies applicants in rhetoric & composition should submit a critical writing sample to the graduate coordinator at [email protected] The doctoral program in writing and rhetoric offers a curriculum that emphasizes theoretical, practical, and productive approaches to composition, professional writing, and public rhetoric.
Alumni dissertations 2017 revisioning invention theory, practice and pedagogy within rhetoric, composition, english education and creative writing (julier,. Courtney werner, hope college director: pamela takayoshi disciplining new media: rhetoric and composition's disciplinary development through the case of new media 2000-2010. Program information the phd program offers students the opportunity to combine theory and practice in the study of rhetoric, writing, and professional communication.
The student takes courses selected from a list of courses involving various aspects of the theory of writing/composition, rhetoric, and language studies, and successfully completes an ma capstone project or master's thesis (for a total of 30 credits. Aristotle's rhetoric has had an enormous influence on the development of the art of rhetoric not only authors writing in the peripatetic tradition, but also the famous roman teachers of rhetoric, such as cicero and quintilian, frequently used elements stemming from the aristotelian doctrine. The rhetoric and composition faculty are mindful that writing a dissertation involves the creation and management of a new and evolving writing process for most writers, and we are committed to providing writers with the kind of response they need to do their best work. Rhetoric and writing concentration the rhetoric and writing concentration is ideal for students whose goal is to teach college composition as well as for students already teaching at the high school or middle school level who wish to enhance their knowledge of rhetoric and the methods of and theories behind teaching composition. Once you have stated the purpose of your essay, formulated a thesis, selected an audience, identified a setting, and brainstormed the events of your story, it is time to begin writing.
This thesis examines the projects outlined by the situationist philosophers and their impact on revolutionizing consciousness alongside of this examination this thesis demonstrates how the appropriate rhetorical means in conjunction with street art—specifically the work of banksy—may lead to the successful implementation and execution of the situationist's projects. Composition studies (also referred to as composition and rhetoric, rhetoric and composition, writing studies, or simply composition) is the professional field of writing, research, and instruction, focusing especially on writing at the college level in the united states. The prospectus, either for the ma thesis or phd dissertation, is a written plan for the research the student intends to complete at the phd level, students must defend the prospectus in an oral examination after passing the phd exams goal: to position yourself within an academic. This dissertation examines how nomenclature and the act of naming shapes disciplinary identities for scholars and teachers of rhetoric and composition the discipline is named differently by many of its members, sometimes called composition studies, writing studies, composition and rhetoric, rhetorical studies, or rhetoric and writing.
Rhetoric is the single most important tool for teachers to use to help students understand its dynamics and practice them special focus in english language and composition: rhetoric 7. The rhetoric and composition master of arts track prepares students for teaching college-level writing, for continuing to a phd program in rhetoric and composition, and for working in public and professional situations that call for effective persuasion and communication. Theses and dissertations listed since 1997 are available in pdf digital format for users affiliated with purdue university with access to theses and dissertations from cic institutions for those entries not full-text, 24-page previews are available. Rhetoric and composition has always been concerned with the power of spoken and written discourse, in particular the ways in which language can be used to persuade audiences about important public issues.
The doctoral program introduces the student to the teaching of writing, the history of rhetoric, current issues and research methods in rhetoric and composition, contemporary theories of interpretation, and interconnections among literature, rhetoric, and composition. This dissertation critiques graduate education in rhetoric and composition in relationship to recent calls for a translingual approach to the teaching of writing and a transnational, cross-cultural approach to writing research (horner, lu, royster.
Rhodes, georgia: literature and composition: using michael riffaterre's concept of ungrammaticality to relate text and context in the process of interpretation 1986 seekamp, warren b: a cognitive learning model pedagogy to teach basic writers to write 1986. The phd program in rhetoric trains students in the skills of the academic profession and provides a framework to develop the expertise necessary to produce a doctoral dissertation that meets the highest standards of research excellence. Gonzales comes to us from michigan state, where she completed her dissertation sites of translation: what multilinguals can teach us about writing, rhetoric, and technology check out her co-authored article in the june 2016 college composition and communication on coordination and transfer across the metagenre of secondary research. One degree multiple possibilities welcome to the ma rhetoric and composition program we invite you to explore our program and the opportunities it offers for advanced study in writing and the teaching of writing, including such exciting areas as minority rhetorics, digital literacies, writing theory and practice, history of rhetoric, gender and language, political rhetoric, writing centers.