Associate Professor Steve Lamos studies the history and evolution of writing instruction within the U.S. academy. His first book, _Interests and Opportunities: Race, Racism, and University Writing Instruction in the Post-Civil Rights Era_, (Pittsburgh UP, 2011) analyzes issues of race and racism within the history of “basic writing” instruction. His current book project examines issues of affect, literacy, agency, and attunement relevant to writing instruction in the contemporary academy.
WRTG 1150 - First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
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
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.