Researching the Public Experience (Eastern Michigan University)

A course that cares for rhetorical performance, research modes/processes, style conventions, multimodal design, and reflective interaction. Students created multimedia/modal texts that researched and re/presented themselves in networks of media, home, and school.

At EMU, there are two courses in the First Year Writing Program–[Writing 120: Composition I] Writing The College Experience and [Writing 121: Composition II] Researching the Public Experience.

Practices of Academic Writing (Syracuse University)

A special summer course for select high school students from New York City that cares for introducing the habits and practices of research-based writing that are mindful of genre, audience, and contexts/situations of creation and circulation. Students created and re-mixed multimedia/modal texts that mapped webs of relationships that formed their identities through media, home, and school.

An introduction to academic writing that treats writing as both the subject of inquiry and the primary activity through observation, reflection, analysis, and argument. Students created multimedia texts that worked to understand their multiliteracies and shifting identities in/through the various discourse communities that are situated within.

At SU, there are two courses in the Writing Program– [Writing 105] Practices of Academic Writing and [Writing 205] Critical Research.


Critical Research (Syracuse University)

A course that cares for developing research as critical inquiry through attention to methods for reading and searching, ways of analyzing, and modes of composing rhetorical texts. Students created multimedia/modal processes and projects that emphasized making–making their research and reading processes tactile/visible/audible, and making into an interactive object the object of their research.


Information Design (Syracuse University)

An upper level course that explores information design as rhetorical through the study of audience, purpose, and ethics. Students create multimedia texts to function in contexts/audiences/purposes of their choosing. The emphasis is on creating rhetorical texts that are researched, designed critically and accessibly, and assessed for their usability.


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