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Fobes, Alexander S. Instructor

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Research

keywords

  • Writing and Rhetoric, Diversity, Sustainability, Community Writing, Civic Engagement, Service-Learning, Music, Art, Literature, Comparative Literature, English, ESL, Creative Nonfiction, Graphic Design, Aesthetics, Modernism, Nonsense, the Avant-Garde, Postmodernism, Surrealism, Cubism, Spanish, German, French

Publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • WRTG 1150 - First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 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 3007 - Writing in the Visual Arts
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Enables students in the arts to improve their writing skills through organization, presentation, critique and revision. Writing assignments include formal writing (analysis and argument), informal writing and grant proposals. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).
  • WRTG 3020 - Topics in Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    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 3035 - Technical Communication and Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    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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