Welcome to English 1200: Service Learning

The second in a two-semester progression of First-Year Composition, this course offers students practice in critical reading, primary and secondary research, and research writing.  As a service-learning course, students will also engage in scholarship and production that serves a community need.

For the Spring 2011 semester, we will engage the broad topic of educational equity, considering cultural competence, diversity and inclusion here on ECU’s campus as well as our region’s legacy of segregation and desegregation, thinking about how these phenomena shape our educational reality.  We’ll explore our reading, writing, thinking, collaborating and knowledge-making practices and think about how these are impacted by our cultural assumptions and worldviews.   We’ll investigate these issues together and share information and insights that make us better readers and writers as we develop and explore equity in education and its impacts.


About Stephanie

I am an assistant professor of Writing and Rhetoric and director of First Year Writing at the University of Rhode Island. I received my PhD in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication from East Carolina University. My dissertation research analyzes the knowledge-making practices of composers in both online and off-line maker spaces, and my digital writing research has appeared in journals like College English and Education Science and in the books The Next Digital Scholar: A Fresh Approach to the Common Core State Standards in Research and Writing and Assessing Students Digital Writing: Protocols for Looking Closely.
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