Graduate Studies Reports Access

Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - LAE7736
Tracking Number - 1594

Edit function not enabled for this course.

Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2008-06-09
Submission Type:
Course Change Information (for course changes only):

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2008-03-11
  2. Department: Secondary Education
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 0-1724-000
  5. Contact Person: Pat Daniel
  6. Phone: 9747310
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: LAE
  9. Number: 7736
  10. Full Title: Research and Theory in the teaching of Writing
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Research & Theory Tchg Writing
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Doctoral student standing
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: An in-depth study of the research and theory in the teaching of writing. Emphasis is on the historical perspectives, current theory, and specific research in the process writing movement.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course is part of the doctoral program in English Education
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is part of the required sequence in the doctoral program in English Education.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, two times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Doctoral degree in English Education or related field.
  29. Objectives: 1. Students will participate in reading/writing workshops.

    2. Students will develop in-depth knowledge of the research in the teaching of writing.

    3. Students will develop in-depth knowledge of the theory in the teaching of writing.

    4. Students will prepare a manuscript to submit for publication.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Reading/Discussion Groups: Students will participate in Reading Discussion Group(s) each week. They will have read each of their peers’ posts on Blackboard and in small groups create a synthesis of that week’s reading. Each week will be added to the previous weeks’ discussions and synthesis.

    Writing Groups: Students will participate in writing groups throughout the semester. The purpose of their participation is to revise their manuscript prior to submitting it for publication. Each manuscript will have been revised at least five times.

    Submit a Manuscript: Each student will submit a manuscript for publication to a peer-reviewed journal.

  31. Major Topics: Historical Perspective of Writing Development

    Theoretical Underpinnings of Writing Development

    Research on Writing

    Relationship Among Oral Language to Reading and Writing

    New Directions in Writing Theory

    Writing Process and Processing Demands

    Brain Research Implications on Writing Development

    Sociocultural Theory of Writing

    Response to Writing

    Technology Implications on Writing

    Assessment of Writing

  32. Textbooks: MacArthur, C.A., Graham, S., & Fitzgerald, J. (Eds.). (2006). Handbook of writing research. New York: Guilford Press.

    Some of the latest publications published by Heinemann.

    Anderson, Carl. (2005). Assessing writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

    Anderson, Carl. (2000). How’s it going? A practical guide to conferring with student writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

    Angelillo, Janet. (2005). Writing to the prompt: When students don’t have a choice. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

    Atwell, Nancie. (1998). In the Middle: Writing, Reading, and Learning with Adolescents. 2nd edition. Portsmouth,

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

- if you have questions about any of these fields, please contact or