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Feldman, Andrea Teaching Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Feldman's research focuses on global literacy and second language writing. She is interested in directed self-placement of ESL students and in building community among monolingual and multilingual writers. In addition, Dr. Feldman works in the area of service learning and civic engagement. Specifically she conducts workshops and conferences on immigrant integration and international students, efforts to connect workers, students, and faculty on campus. Ongoing research includes digital literacy especially as it relates to first and second language acquisition, cross-cultural rhetoric, applied linguistics and discourse analysis. In 2018, she presented the paper, “Transnational Approaches to International Student Writing,” at the National Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, and regionally, the paper “Collaborative Practices for Critical Thinking and Writing” was presented at the annual Colorado TESOL conference.

keywords

  • applied linguistics, cognitive linguistics, writing and rhetoric, cross-cultural rhetoric

Publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • HONR 3220 - Advanced Honors Writing Workshop
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Intensive practice of expository writing skills, particularly argumentation in longer forms. Course includes extensive practice in researching secondary sources, synthesizing large bodies of information, structuring cogent arguments for diverse sources, etc.
  • WRTG 1150 - First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • WRTG 3020 - Topics in Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. Emphasizes analysis, criticism and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).
  • WRTG 3030 - Writing on Science and Society
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Through selected reading and writing assignments, students consider ethical and social ramifications of science policy and practice. Focuses on critical thinking, analytical writing, and oral presentation. Taught as a writing workshop, the course addresses communication with professional and non-technical audiences. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • WRTG 3040 - Writing on Business and Society
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Through selected reading and writing assignments, students examine ethical and social issues in the context of business decision-making processes. Focuses on critical thinking, analytical writing and oral presentation. Taught as a writing workshop, the course emphasizes effective communication with professional and non-technical audiences. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)