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Schaberg, petger Senior Instructor


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research overview

  • Petger Schaberg's current research involves four main directives: 1) to use video, poster, podcast, and social media persuasion in the context of lower and upper division writing & rhetoric instruction; 2) to develop teaching methods with ESL students to increase learning with native speakers in his CU classrooms; 3) to direct service learning projects with real-world clients to enhance student learning at all levels. 4) To improve students' ability to create viable writing solutions for a range of professional and popular genres and audiences.


  • Rhetoric: the elucidation of the means and content of any persuasive communication--especially as it pertains to writing instruction at the undergraduate level


courses taught

  • WRTG 1150 - First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    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 3030 - Writing on Science and Society
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021
    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 3035 - Technical Communication and Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Rhetorically informed introduction to technical writing that hones communication skills in the context of technical design activities. Treats design as a collaborative, user-oriented, problem-based activity, and technical communication as a rhetorically informed and persuasive design art. Taught as a writing workshop emphasizing critical thinking, revision, and oral presentation skills. Focuses on client-driven design projects and effective communication with multiple stakeholders. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.


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