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ERIC Number: EJ1100429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Course Design: World Rhetorics
Sharma, Ghanashyam
Composition Studies, v44 n1 p108-126 Spr 2016
In light of increasing international immigration and student mobility, unprecedented redistribution of geopolitical power, and the pervasive effects of the internet on institutions and communities locally and globally, rhetoric and composition has, albeit more in theory than in practice, started responding to the multilateral flow of ideas across nations and cultures. Building on what Wendy Hesford has called the "global turn" in the discipline, World Rhetorics explores rhetorical traditions from around the world, examining texts from historical, geopolitical, and thematic perspectives. As current and future writing teachers, students in this course learn to draw on different rhetorical traditions, have conversations with a number of guest scholars using videoconferencing, and write about and present their own pedagogical models and strategies. This article describes the certificate and the program as the contexts for World Rhetorics. The author then discusses the rationale for the design and implementation of the course, followed by a reflection on its first iteration, in the fall of 2014.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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