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ENGL 380 Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 380.  Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition.  3 Credits.   H   

Introduces students to rhetoric and composition, a field that investigates questions about the nature, processes, teaching and historical, social and cultural contexts of writing. Students survey the themes, debates, and trends that inform the work of scholars in this field. Students also become acquainted with the historical traditions of discourse instruction, and the relevance of those traditions to our current understandings of writing. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the KU Core Written Communication requirement.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ba-bgs-english/

Why study English language and literature? Because reading and writing shape the world. KU's English Department is at the core of the humanities, highlighting the "human" through our individual, one-on-one interactions with our students, our emphasis on community and global engagement, and our abiding interest in our shared humanity through the stories of others. We seek to challenge the mind and to engage the imagination of our students, to teach them to ask questions and to seek for answers.  We encourage them to grapple with the complexity of a culturally and commercially interconnected world and the global networks and processes of cultural exchange. We believe that words and ideas will shape the world. We teach our students life-long skills, so that they learn to write clearly, creatively, and effectively—discovering themselves even as they lay a solid foundation for professional success.  A commitment to teaching and learning. Our department is renowned for its tradition of excellence in teaching.  The vast majority of our undergraduate classes have 20-35 students, and much of the class time is dedicated to active learning and engagement with texts and ideas. In the last ten years, faculty members in the department of English have won ten Kemper Fellowships for Excellence in Teaching, two Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships, a Career Achievement Teaching Award, and a wide variety of other university-level teaching and advising awards, and the department as a whole received the Center of Teaching Excellence (CTE) award for Department Excellence in Teaching at the University of Kansas.  A variety of career and life paths. English majors graduate to a variety of careers, including law, teaching, scholarship, publishing, library science, and journalism--as well as medicine, politics, design, and any number of other fields that value clear communication, interpretive skill, and critical and creative thinking.  Engaged and innovative scholarship. KU's English Department has several core strengths that cross tracks and periods, including Global and Cross-Cultural Approaches; Literature, Rhetoric, and Social Action; Diversity Studies; Language, Literature and Science; and Popular Expressive Forms. At the KU English Department, students work closely with nationally-renowned writers and researchers. Our faculty have won national awards that recognize excellence in research, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Newberry Library, among others. English Department faculty members have also received major research funding from the University of Kansas, including the Hall Center for the Humanities Research fellowships and Keeler Intra-University Fellowships for interdisciplinary work. Undergraduate students can work one-on-one with faculty mentors in the Honors Program, McNair Scholars Program, and Dean's Scholars Program, as well as through independent Directed Studies. 

Minor in English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/minor/

Why study English language and literature? Because reading and writing shape the world. KU's English Department is at the core of the humanities, highlighting the "human" through our individual, one-on-one interactions with our students, our emphasis on community and global engagement, and our abiding interest in our shared humanity through the stories of others. We seek to challenge the mind and to engage the imagination of our students, to teach them to ask questions and to seek for answers.  We encourage them to grapple with the complexity of a culturally and commercially interconnected world and the global networks and processes of cultural exchange. We believe that words and ideas will shape the world. We teach our students life-long skills, so that they learn to write clearly, creatively, and effectively—discovering themselves even as they lay a solid foundation for professional success.  A commitment to teaching and learning. Our department is renowned for its tradition of excellence in teaching.  The vast majority of our undergraduate classes have 15-25 students, and much of the class time is dedicated to active learning and engagement with texts and ideas. In the last ten years, faculty members in the department of English have won ten Kemper Fellowships for Excellence in Teaching, two Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships, a Career Achievement Teaching Award, and a wide variety of other university-level teaching and advising awards, and the department as a whole received the Center of Teaching Excellence (CTE) award for Department Excellence in Teaching at the University of Kansas.  A variety of career and life paths. The English minor is an excellent complement to any major or professional degree. English students graduate to a variety of careers, including law, teaching, scholarship, publishing, library science, and journalism--as well as medicine, business, politics, design, and any number of other fields that value clear communication, interpretive skill, and critical and creative thinking.   Engaged and innovative scholarship. KU's English Department has several core strengths that cross tracks and periods, including Global and Cross-Cultural Approaches; Literature, Rhetoric, and Social Action; Diversity Studies; Language, Literature and Science; and Popular Expressive Forms. At the KU English Department, students work closely with nationally-renowned writers and researchers. Our faculty have won national awards that recognize excellence in research, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Newberry Library, among others. English Department faculty members have also received major research funding from the University of Kansas, including the Hall Center for the Humanities Research fellowships and Keeler Intra-University Fellowships for interdisciplinary work. Undergraduate students can work one-on-one with faculty mentors in the Honors Program, McNair Scholars Program, and Dean's Scholars Program. 

BGS in English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ba-bgs-english/BGS-in-English/

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in English. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the  KU Core website .

Bachelor of Science in Education

http://catalog.ku.edu/education/curriculum-teaching/bs-education/

...3 ENGL 360 Topics in Writing: _____ ENGL 380 Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition ENGL...

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in American Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/american-studies/ba-bgs/

...American Literature 3 ENGL 339 Introduction to Caribbean Literature 3 FMS 380 American Popular Culture...

Accelerated Master of Arts in English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ama/

...writing capstone Language, Culture, and Rhetoric: ENGL 380 or ENGL 387 , another RCL course, and...

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/visual-art/bfa-visual-art/

...requirements Writing Requirement - ENGL and ENGL 102 , or...Arts of Japan HA 380/580 History of...

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design

http://catalog.ku.edu/architecture/design/bfa/

...Title Hours ENGL 101 Composition 3 ENGL 102...of Design 3 HA 380 History of Photography...

BA in English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ba-bgs-english/ba-english/

...writing capstone Language, Culture, and Rhetoric: ENGL 380 or ENGL 387 , another RCL course, and...

Bachelor of Science in Geography

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/geography/bs-geography/

...ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing or ENGL...in Computer Technology PHIL 380 Environmental Ethics PHIL...

Minor in Leadership Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/institute-leadership-studies/leadership-studies-minor/

...ENGL 323 Twentieth Century Literature and Culture ENGL...in Computer Technology PHIL 380 Environmental Ethics PHIL...

Bachelor of Fine Arts in History of Art

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/visual-art/bfa-art-history/

...571 Modern Sculpture HA 380/580 History of...Art Seminar Writing Requirement - ENGL 101 and 102...

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre-Voice

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/bfa/

...306 Acting III THR 380 Popular Culture: _____...of same language 10 ENGL 101 Composition (or...

Accelerated Master of Arts in Classics

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/classics/ama/

...PHIL 605 , PHIL 607 , PHIL 608 , HUM 380 , ENGL 308 or other courses in allied...

Minor in Jewish Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/jewish-studies/minor/

...Genocide and Ethnocide 3 ENGL 203 Topics in...Theatre & Genocide) 3 THR 380 Popular Culture: _____...

Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-biochemistry/

...Organic Chemistry I CHEM 380 Organic Chemistry I...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...

BA in Film & Media Studies with concentration in Culture and Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/film-media-studies/ba-bgs/ba-film-media-studies/

...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...Culture and Studies) FMS 380 , FMS 302 , and...

BA in Film & Media Studies with concentration in Production

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/film-media-studies/ba-bgs/ba-production/

...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...Culture and Studies) FMS 380 , FMS 302 , FMS...

BA in Classics with concentration in Archaeology and Art

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/classics/ba-bgs-classics/ba-archaeology-art/

...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...340 , CLSX 351 , CLSX 380 , CLSX 381 Goal...

BA in Classics with concentration in Greek

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/classics/ba-bgs-classics/ba-greek/

...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...340 , CLSX 351 , CLSX 380 , CLSX 381 Goal...

BA in Classics with concentration in Latin

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/classics/ba-bgs-classics/ba-latin/

...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...340 , CLSX 351 , CLSX 380 , CLSX 381 Goal...

BA in Psychology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/psychology/ba-bgs-psychology/ba/

...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...371 , PSYC 375 , PSYC 380 , or PSYC 381...

BA in Sociology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/sociology/ba-bgs/ba-sociology/

...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...a prerequisite for SOC 380 , which is a...