Annotated Artifacts of My Teaching
In a sudden scheduling change during the 2012 Spring term of Rhetoric and Composition 1002 at Marquette University, I took over teaching the third unit of the course to two new sections of students. Since I was taking over for another professor and the students wanted clarity on their assignment, and since time was very short before the assignment needed to be turned in, I created and assigned this video lecture for weekend homework in order to get us all on the same page.
In this introductory lesson to the Narrative Literacy unit of Marquette's course in Academic Literacy (Rhetoric and Composition 1001, Fall 2010), I use the example of Lewis Carroll's Alice stories as a means to explain how a simple narrative can be understood and interpreted in varying ways according to the ethical and cultural milieu of its receiving audience (and according to any given audience's understanding of the culture in which the author wrote).
This slideshow from the argument unit of Rhetoric and Composition 1001 at Marquette was used throughout the unit incrementally in order to provide various theories of argument to the students in a cohesive way. The entirety of the slideshow was uploaded to our course website at the unit's beginning so that students could look ahead to prepare for upcoming lectures, or look back to study and refresh after a particular theory or concept had been presented. Also included is the course syllabus for this unit.