Courses: Transfer Year Seminars

Select Transfer-Year Seminars - usually covering Core Areas such as C1 Literature, D1 Philosophy, and D3 Ethics, along with Core A2 Rhetoric and Composition - are offered every Fall semester for incoming Transfer students.  This Spring 2019 semester, there will be a few RHET 295 courses (see below for details) for Transfer students new to USF or those, typically in their second semester, who may still be in need of their Core A2 requirement. 

Questions can also addressed to the First-Year Seminar Program Coordinator, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Academic Assistant Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences, Jeffrey Paris.

Spring 2019

Core A2 - Rhetoric and Composition

RHET 295-01 YouMedia/NewMedia: Writing in Electronic Environments
CRN # 20572
Cathy Gabor
Mon., Wed., & Fri. 10:30–11:35 a.m.

Do you change how you write when you switch from the pencil to the pixel, from the page to the screen? Do you feel like an “author” when you post on Facebook? When you retweet? Are you reader or a writer on Tumblr, Reddit, or Snapchat? What is your role in  social media: are you a producer or a consumer of text? Or are you a “produser”? These are the questions we will take up in this seminar as we try out a range of electronic writing tools and explore the role of digital spaces for writing and reading (in San Francisco/the Bay Area and around the world). These experiences will be supported by reading books and websites that help us critique and analyze digital rhetoric and notions of what it means to “be a writer” in the Web 2.0 era.

RHET 295-03 Writing About Human Rights
CRN #22287
Julie Sullivan
Tue. & Thu. 9:55–11:40 a.m.

What does it mean to have rights? Do all humans share equal access to these rights? And, if they do, then why do we see human rights violations go unpunished throughout the world, including in our own country? In this class we will explore the sometimes broad and overwhelming topic of Human Rights through the different forms of media available. Based on timeliness and interest, the course will explore Human Rights issues in areas such as: Criminal Justice, Employment, Education, Gender equity, Healthcare, Hunger, and Immigration. This class requires all involved to be learners, teachers, and individuals willing to voice concerns and create awareness. How you choose to vocalize will be up to you.

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