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ERIC Number: ED359517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 13
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Proposal for an Advanced Writing Course--Perspectives on Professional Knowledge.
Howell, Charles
This paper presents a proposal for "Perspectives on Professional Knowledge," a course designed to introduce junior-level Syracuse University students to rhetorical and linguistic concepts as tools for the examination of professional knowledge and professional education. The paper briefly describes the course and discusses the relationship of the proposed course to Syracuse's current junior- and senior-level writing courses. The paper then discusses the rationale for the course, noting that the new course will provide an opportunity to develop teaching methods that focus on the specialized problems of literacy in undergraduate professional education. The paper includes an example of a mechanical engineering student who demonstrates the need to read professional literature from a rhetorical perspective. The paper concludes with curricular design principles for the proposed course and a discussion of problems of implementation. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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