ERIC Number: ED058219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Lamar, Wilmer A., Ed.
Illinois English Journal, v59 n2 p1-25 November 1971
This document reviews some of the facets of the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Department has a long tradition of involvement with high school teaching and high school teachers. The scheduling and programming activities of the Department are complex inasmuch as a range of courses must be made available at every hour and sections of popular courses at a number of different hours. Certain courses are described. Freshman Rhetoric requires a great deal of attention to the ways in which an essay can be persuasive. The purpose of Advanced Rhetoric is to provide more training in written expression for the general student and to serve English and rhetoric majors. Introductory Literature focuses on making ancient tragedy and poetry relevant, insofar as possible, to the twentieth century college student. Business and Technical Writing courses are advanced courses in the art of professional communications. Other areas of interest of the Department are English teacher training, a listening program, and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL). (CK)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Drama, English Departments, English Instruction, English (Second Language), High Schools, Listening, Literature, Persuasive Discourse, Poetry, Rhetoric, Scheduling, Teacher Education, Technical Writing, Universities
IATE Treasurer, 100 English Building, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 ($0.50)
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Identifiers: Illinois (Champaign); Illinois (Urbana); University of Illinois