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WRIT 1001 : Academic Writing Workshop
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Tracy Carrick
This academic writing workshop is designed for students who have faced significant challenges meeting the expectations of college-level writing. Students will explore what it means to read and meaningfully engage with scholarly texts and to develop an academic inquiry. WRIT 1001 provides a small-scale learning environment for students to learn and practice strategies for drafting and revising and for producing clear and precise academic prose.
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WRIT 1037 : Tutorial in basic English and Composition
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Tracy Carrick
This writing seminar is designed for students who need more focused attention to master the expectations of academic writing. The course emphasizes the analytic and argumentative writing and critical reading essential for university-level work.
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WRIT 1038 : Tutorial in Basic English and Composition
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Tracy Carrick
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WRIT 1100 : Prison Partners Library Research
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Heather Furnas
This course introduces students to library research and facilitates collaboration with incarcerated students. Students will learn how to search for and gather relevant sources in a variety of online and print formats and complete an annotated bibliography. In addition to finding and evaluating academic materials, students enrolled in this class will be supporting the incarcerated students receiving their Certificate in the Liberal Arts via the Cornell Prison Education Program (CPEP), who otherwise would not have access to academic research materials to complete their capstone projects. By partnering with incarcerated students, students enrolled in the class will collaboratively define and refine a research topic, and share the knowledge they have learned in this class with CPEP students.  One-credit for students enrolled in the classroom portion only with an additional credit for those enrolled in the lab portion that requires students to visit a regional correctional facility to meet with their incarcerated student partner.
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WRIT 1201 : FWS:Writing about Daily Life in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Alexandra Kleinerman
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WRIT 1370 : FWS: Elements of Academic Writing
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Scott Sorrell
Jessica Sands
Kate Navickas
Brad Zukovic
Darlene Evans
The Writing 1370 classroom is a dynamic workspace where students assemble the scholarly tools necessary to explore complex, interdisciplinary questions. Because Writing 1370 is designed as a workshop, students develop the analytic and argumentative skills fundamental to interdisciplinary reading, research, and writing by collaborating with peers to pose questions, examine ideas, and share drafts. With smaller class sizes, two 50-minute class sessions and weekly student/teacher conferences, Writing 1370 provides an individualized setting for students to learn flexible and sustainable strategies for studying the essential elements of academic writing and for producing clear, precise academic prose that can address a variety of audiences and meet diverse rhetorical aims.
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WRIT 1380 : FWS: Elements of Academic Writing
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Tracy Carrick
Jessica Sands
Kate Navickas
Brad Zukovic
Valeria Dani
Kelly King-O'Brien
The Writing 1380 classroom is a dynamic workspace where students assemble the scholarly tools necessary to explore complex, interdisciplinary questions. Because Writing 1380 is designed as a workshop, students develop the analytic and argumentative skills fundamental to interdisciplinary reading, research, and writing by collaborating with peers to pose questions, examine ideas, and share drafts. With smaller class sizes, two 50-minute class sessions and weekly student / teacher conferences, Writing 1380 provides an individualized setting for students to learn flexible and sustainable strategies for studying the essential elements of academic writing and for producing clear, precise academic prose that can address a variety of audiences and meet diverse rhetorical aims.
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WRIT 1390 : Special Topics in Writing
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Tracy Carrick
These courses allow students the opportunity to resolve significant writing challenges that have interfered with their academic progress. Students must have ongoing writing projects on which to work. Instruction is in weekly tutorials. Interested students should go to 174 Rockefeller for more information.
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WRIT 1390 : Special Topics in Writing
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Tracy Carrick
These courses allow students the opportunity to resolve significant writing challenges that have interfered with their academic progress. Students must have ongoing writing projects on which to work. Instruction is in weekly tutorials. Interested students should go to 174 Rockefeller for more information.
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WRIT 1420 : FWS: Research and Rhetoric
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Kate Navickas
Drawing upon personal or academic experiences and interests, students select their own topics and design research portfolios that highlight significant analytic research. To do this, you will step through the Cornell Library gateway and receive a semester-long guided tour through one of the world's most amazing research libraries––its vast search engines, its abundant print and electronic collections, its precious special collections and archives. This introduction to college research explores using data bases, evaluating information, and engaging both to produce effective academic writing. Study techniques of analysis for converting scholarly information into thesis, synthesizing and acknowledging sources, developing voice and style, crafting technically and rhetorically sophisticated prose.
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WRIT 2100 : Delve Deeper: Research Methods
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Heather Furnas
This seminar is devoted to advanced library research techniques in the humanities and arts, and interpretive library research in the social sciences. Learn to develop targeted research strategies and employ sophisticated methods in pursuing critical or complex research questions for independent projects. Acquire new skills in identifying, locating and analyzing a range of information resources. You will investigate topics using a range of materials and formats, from primary to secondary, from physical to electronic sources, such as archival photographs, artwork, manuscripts, diaries, interviews, social media, ethnographic studies, geospatial information, and statistical sources. Discover options for engaging in, presenting and funding your research. During the course of the semester, you will progressively refine your own research topic as you learn about managing and evaluating information, and present your research in a final project. This class is supported by a range of research mentors, including librarians, curators, archivists, graduate students, and faculty members.
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WRIT 4130 : Service Learning for Democratic Citizenship: Literature of American Social Action Movements
Crosslisted as: AMST 4130 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Darlene Evans
To what extent is civic engagement fundamental to democratic citizenship? This course seeks to answer that question by exploring the components of service learning as a discipline and to strengthen the intellectual foundation of students who wish to incorporate civic engagement into their curriculum. Students will become familiar with the history of service learning, explore competing theories of social justice and social inequality, and develop a framework for social action that exists at the juncture of theory and practice. Readings will include texts by Dewey, Freire, bell hooks, Franklin, Jefferson, Thoreau, Addams, Baldwin, King, Dorothy Day, and Fanon. Weekly seminar papers as well as a term paper through which students develop their own philosophy of civic engagement.
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WRIT 4860 : McNair Seminar: Writing the Capstone
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Kristen Angierski
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ELSO 6210 : Improving Pronunciation
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Melissa Myers
When we think about pronunciation, we often think about individual sounds, but other features of speech are often more important for making oneself understood. These features, such as pausing, intonation and stress, make up the melody of English. By the end of this course, students will increase their awareness of and control over the aspects of spoken English that most affect intelligibility, gain confidence for being understood by listeners, and develop strategies for more self-directed learning beyond the course.
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ELSO 6220 : Taking Part in Discussions
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Nathan Lindberg
Melissa Myers
In academia, students participate in discussions to share and create new knowledge, challenge ideas, and negotiate their identities. Thus participating in discussions is essential for students to become part of their academic community and have a voice in their fields. This course gives students strategies and practice working in range of discussion contexts, from one-on-one to planning and leading class discussions. By the end of this course, students will have learned strategies for preparing for, entering in, responding to, and being the leader of different types of discussions. Students will leave this course with more confidence to assert their voices.
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ELSO 6230 : Designing and Delivering Effective Presentations
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Nathan Lindberg
Whether presenting for seminars, journal club meetings, conferences, or in classes, being comfortable presenting is an essential part of graduate studies. This course will provide students with strategies for preparing and delivering presentations that are clear, compelling, persuasive, concise, and visually effective, as well as offer opportunities to practice delivering presentations in front of a supportive audience.
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ELSO 6510 : Writing, Revising, and Editing
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Melissa Myers
During this course, students focus on one writing project while learning strategies for developing a more effective writing process, engaging in peer review, and using features of academic style. By the end of this course, students will be writing in English with more ease, have a range of writing strategies, be more familiar with writing resources at Cornell and online, and be better prepared to face their next writing project.
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ELSO 6530 : Becoming a Better Editor of Your Work
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Nathan Lindberg
This course introduces a range of strategies for identifying and addressing issues related to organization, syntax, style, usage, and grammar.  Students apply these strategies to texts that they have already written or are currently working on (e.g. research paper, thesis, dissertation chapter). By the end of this course, students will have more awareness of the choices writers make as they work at the paragraph, sentence, and word level to communicate clearly to readers.
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ELSO 6540 : Advanced Academic Writing: Writing with Sources
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Nathan Lindberg
To write academic papers with sophistication, you must know how to write effectively with sources--how to read papers strategically, take effective notes, integrate source material into your prose, and build an argument based on sources. This course focuses on strategies related to writing with sources, which you may apply directly to a current project, such as a proposal, research paper, or thesis. By the end of this course, you will understand how to effectively use source material in your writing while avoiding plagiarism and keeping your voice in the forefront.
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ELSO 6590 : Thesis/Dissertation Writers Workshop
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Michelle Cox
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ELSO 6630 : Preparing for the Academic Job Search
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Michelle Cox
This course is designed to assist international graduate students in preparing to apply for academic positions. Students will learn strategies for planning an academic job search, developing application materials (i.e. CVs, application letters, teaching statements, teaching portfolios, and research statements), and preparing for first- and second-stage interviews. By the end of this course, students will have a better understanding of the overall academic job search process and drafts of several application documents.  This course would be useful to students who are just starting to become acquainted with the academic job search process as well as those preparing to apply for positions the following fall.
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WRIT 7100 : Teaching Writing
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
David Faulkner
Tracy Carrick
Brad Zukovic
Darlene Evans
This course prepares graduate instructors of Cornell's First-Year Writing Seminars to teach courses that both introduce undergraduates to particular fields of study and help them develop writing skills they will need throughout their undergraduate careers. Seminar discussions and readings on pedagogical theories and practices provide an overview of the teaching of writing within a disciplinary context. Participants develop written assignments to be used in their own First-Year Writing Seminars.
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WRIT 7101 : Writing in the Majors Seminar
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Elliot Shapiro
Kelly King-O'Brien
Teaching assistants assigned to Writing in the Majors projects enroll in a six-week course on teaching strategies in advanced instruction.
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WRIT 7101 : Writing in the Majors Seminar
Semester offered: Fall 2019 Instructor:
Elliot Shapiro
Kelly King-O'Brien
Teaching assistants assigned to Writing in the Majors projects enroll in a six-week course on teaching strategies in advanced instruction.
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