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PWR 1AL: Writing & Rhetoric 1: Schooling in the American Mind: Rhetorics of Teaching and Learning

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Frye Leinhos, A. (PI)

PWR 1AY: Writing & Rhetoric 1: Rhetoric of American Memory: Writing and Revising the Legacy of the Civil War

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Hammann, A. (PI)

PWR 1CK: Writing & Rhetoric 1: Investigating the News: Journalism, Technology & the Future

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 1 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Kamrath, C. (PI)

PWR 1CLB: Writing & Rhetoric 1: Writing on Campus Life

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Lewis, C. (PI)

PWR 1DH: Writing & Rhetoric 1: The Virtue of Vice and the Vice of Virtue: The Rhetoric of Criminality

Rhetorical and contextual analysis of readings; research; and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. Students investigate language and images that construct criminals, analyzing how these representations shape personal and cultural beliefs. Analysis of the costs and benefits of retributive, restorative, and transformative justice systems. See http://www.stanford.edu/dept/undergrad/cgi-bin/drupal_ual/AP_univ_req_PWR_Courses.html.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 1 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Hunter, D. (PI)

PWR 1EE: Writing & Rhetoric 1: Prowling Toward Certainty: Exploration as Argument

In a culture that rewards people who write and speak with conviction, ambivalence often seems like a personal shortcoming that must be remedied with certainty. Isn't it better to be confident and decisive? Writing teachers and textbooks tend to reinforce this view, insisting that students present a strong thesis as soon as possible. Even if you address counterarguments and offer concessions, your argument should override if not demolish them in the end. Even if you feel deeply ambivalent about a topic during your research, your final draft must demonstrate unwavering conviction: you slam your fist and make your point. nnRecent research questions the value of unwavering conviction. For example, management scholar Christina Ting Fong notes, "The results from two laboratory experiments demonstrate that individuals experiencing emotional ambivalence are better at recognizing unusual relationships between concepts, therefore showing an ability believed to be important to organizational creativity." nnWhat if, instead of sweeping your ambivalence under the rug, you tried to embrace it in your research and foreground it in your writing? Is ambivalence always a liability? What advantages can be found in the deep, risky waters of uncertainty? How do scientists, social scientists, and humanists regard ambivalence? What do ambivalent texts look and feel like? Can they move and persuade us? Is it possible to map and tap into a rhetoric of ambivalence? nnIn this course, we'll explore such questions in an attempt to understand the relationship between ambivalence and persuasion. We'll analyze and discuss the ways that writers such as Annie Dillard, Stephen Jay Gould, and Michael Pollan not only engage their ambivalence but weave it into their prose. Most importantly, we'll explore how you can develop rhetorical strategies and habits of mind to achieve results in your own analytical and persuasive writing. We'll study how to craft compelling arguments that do fuller justice to complex emotions and ideas.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 1 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Ellis, E. (PI)

PWR 1EI: Writing & Rhetoric 1: Screen and the Street; Writing about the Social-Political Dimensions of Movies

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Pei, E. (PI)

PWR 1GO: Writing & Rhetoric 1: Rhetoric of GO

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

PWR 1HK: Writing & Rhetoric 1: Food Values: The Rhetoric of What and How We Eat

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

PWR 1IF: Writing & Rhetoric 1: The Rhetoric of Language and Social Identity in America

Language and social identity are closely intertwined. Have you ever noticed that you change the way you speak to present a particular social identity? For example, have you ever switched between dialects or languages to show alignment with certain social groups or mark your 'in-group' status? Because language is flexible (and somewhat controllable), it can be used as a resource to create and index identity. However, given its flexible nature, criticizing someone's language often becomes a more socially acceptable way of attacking someone than something that seems like bald-faced racism/sexism/homophobia, etc. In this course we'll explore this complex link between identity and language.nnThis course explores the way language and social identity are defined, discussed, and debated in America, and the assumptions this rhetoric presents about race, class, education and other social identities more broadly. Together, we¿ll consider: What's it like to grow up monolingual versus bilingual or multilingual? What role do our ethnicity and/or race play in how our language skills are perceived? What role do language attitudes and stereotypes play in influencing our daily lives? What role does the media play? How is language discussed in politics? Students will be able to work on a research project related to social identity and language on a topic of their choice.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Flores-Bayer, I. (PI)

PWR 1JJ: Writing & Rhetoric 1: The Rhetoric of Language and Thought

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 1 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Johnson, J. (PI)

PWR 1JPA: Writing & Rhetoric 1: The Rhetoric of Liberal Arts Education

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 1 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Peterson, J. (PI)

PWR 1JSA: Writing & Rhetoric 1: The Rhetoric of Plants

Rhetorical and contextual analysis of readings; research; and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. See https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Stonaker, J. (PI)

PWR 1LF: Writing & Rhetoric 1: The New Normal: The Rhetoric of Disability

In this class we will move beyond definitions of disability as "abnormality" or "deviance" to explore how advances in science, technology, medicine, and culture have transformed our understanding of what constitutes a "normal' human body. We will ask how arguments about disability incorporate concepts such as neurodiversity, chronic illness, and other invisible conditions. At the same time, we will study how contemporary perspectives on disability interact with issues such as technology, metaphors of the prosthesis, cultural constructions of the body, and even what it means to be human. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 1 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Felt, L. (PI)

PWR 1LL: Writing & Rhetoric 1: The Rhetoric of Meritocracy

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Lamboy, L. (PI)

PWR 1MO: Writing & Rhetoric 1: Imagining Technology: The Rhetoric of Humans and Machines

This course explores the ways that technology has been imagined on the page and on the screen. We look at how a diverse group of sources from Cold War comics to Elon Musk's twitter account contribute to an ever-changing definition of 'technology.' And we consider how our hopes and anxieties about technology are represented in creative genres and media. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 1 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Formato, M. (PI)

PWR 1RHA: Writing & Rhetoric 1: The Rhetoric of Writing

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

PWR 1RHB: Writing & Rhetoric 1: The Rhetoric of Research

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

PWR 1RHC: PWR 1RHC - Writing & Rhetoric 1: The Rhetoric of Composition

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

PWR 1RHD: Writing & Rhetoric 1: The Rhetoric of Communication

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

PWR 1RY: Writing & Rhetoric 1: From Hero to Celebrity: The Rhetoric of Fame

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Yang, R. (PI)

PWR 1SBB: Writing & Rhetoric 1: The Rhetoric of Robots, Cyborgs, Mutants and Other Posthumans

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 1 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Brawn, S. (PI)

PWR 1SC: Writing & Rhetoric 1: Banksy, B-girls, and the Rhetoric of Public Art

In the 21st century, public art is opening up: the 'hero-on-a-horse' is in decline, and hulkingly abstract metal sculptures are no longer commissioned for each urban plaza. In this class, we'll investigate together what public art might mean now. For example, should it made by a public or for a public, or in public places, or with public funding, or because of its political value in the public sphere? Who owns it, where does it belong, and what are its limits? Can public art be illegal, temporary, intangible, or created by people who don't even think of themselves as artists? For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 1 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Schwartz, S. (PI)

PWR 1SE: Writing & Rhetoric 1: Rhetoric of Social Justice: Writing about Marginalization and Oppression

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 1 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Elbelazi, S. (PI)

PWR 1SEA: Writing & Rhetoric 1: Cross-Cultural Rhetoric

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

PWR 1SR: Writing & Rhetoric 1: The Rhetoric of California

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 1 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Perkins, S. (PI)

PWR 1WG: Writing & Rhetoric 1: Reading Minds: The Rhetoric of Consciousness

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 1 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Goldberg, W. (PI)

PWR 1WS: PWR 1 Studio

The PWR 1 Studio is designed for multilingual and/or international student writers and is taken concurrently with PWR 1. The Writing Studio provides students an opportunity to work with other multilingual students and an instructor with a background in second language writing to develop writing habits and strategies to support their work in PWR 1 and other communication contexts. Please see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1/pwr-writing-studio for more information. Prerequisite: Application. Co-requisite: PWR 1.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Credit/No Credit

PWR 1YZ: Writing & Rhetoric 1: In the Eyes of Different Beholders: Rhetoric of Beauty across Cultures

Rhetorical analysis of readings, research, and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor. For more information about PWR 1, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-1. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Zhang, Y. (PI)

PWR 2AB: Writing & Rhetoric 2: Makers, Crafters, Hackers: The Rhetoric of DIY

Prerequisite: PWR 1. In this course we will delve into the fascinating world of DIY (do it yourself) movements. You will examine the values, politics and ethics of DIY, such as what making has to do with empowerment and resistance, or whether our ideas of making and makers are gendered or attached to assumptions about class, ethnicity and ideology. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Becerra Vidergar, A. (PI)

PWR 2AG: Writing & Rhetoric 2: The Rhetoric of Film Criticism

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

PWR 2AH: Writing & Rhetoric 2: Ethnic Narratives and the Rhetoric of American Identity

Prerequisite: PWR 1. In this class we will explore how race and ethnicity in America have become subjects of personal negotiations and public perception. The readings will address various topics such as biracial and bicultural identity, acculturation, stereotyping and self-image. In addition, we will approach each of the writings in this class as an opportunity to practice in-class rhetorical analysis and oral presentation skills and to practice discovering specific research questions. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Heredia, A. (PI)

PWR 2ANA: Writing & Rhetoric 2: The Message in the Music

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Newby, A. (PI)

PWR 2BRB: Writing & Rhetoric 2: Eurekas and Epiphanies: The Rhetoric of Inspiration

Prerequisite: PWR 1. In this course, we will inquire into how, exactly, inspiration works. Where do good ideas come from? What fosters creativity? And how do we inspire ourselves and others to follow through on those ideas? We¿ll address these questions from many disciplinary angles, including the history of theories of genius and creativity, the uses of spiritual and literary ¿epiphany,¿ and recent psychology research into growth mindsets. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Richardson, B. (PI)

PWR 2CA: Writing & Rhetoric 2: Networked Rhetoric: Social Networks, Participatory Media and the Future of Wr

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. Exploration of the issues surrounding participatory media and social networking in contemporary digital culture from the perspective of both theory and practice. See http://www.stanford.edu/dept/undergrad/cgi-bin/drupal_ual/AP_univ_req_PWR_Courses.html.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Alfano, C. (PI)

PWR 2CWB: Writing & Rhetoric 2: Hear/Say: The Art of Rhetorical Listening

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Why do we listen? How do we listen to learn, to understand? And to whom do we listen? And how does listening impact how we orient ourselves in the world? Rhetorical listening has been central to feminist rhetorical praxis, which has traditionally focused on the rescue, recovery, and (re)inscription of non-majority cultures and communities into the rhetorical tradition. In short, rhetorical listening asks us to reconsider the role listening plays, and the values which we ascribe to listening, in processes of knowledge construction inside and outside the academy. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Wright, C. (PI)

PWR 2GME: Writing & Rhetoric 2: Our America: Conviction, Passion, Paranoia

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Moyer, G. (PI)

PWR 2IY: Writing & Rhetoric 2: Many Faces of Sherlock: Race, Gender, Power, and the Rhetoric of the Detective

Prerequisite: PWR 1. In this class we'll look at the ways detective fiction has expanded—with empowering results—to genders, ethnicities, and social backgrounds that mainstream representations of Holmes haven't traditionally represented. We'll consider, for example, the Botswanan women sleuths of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, the hoodie-wearing, super strong Luke Cage, and Japanese manga's Detective Conan. We'll ask how movements such as Afrofuturism and Género Negro combine the detective and speculative traditions with social commentary. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Yamboliev, I. (PI)

PWR 2KDB: Writing & Rhetoric 2: This is America: Virals, Videos and Values

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; DiPirro, K. (PI)

PWR 2KSB: Writing & Rhetoric 2: Design Thinking: Bringing d.thinking to Research, Writing & Presentation

Prerequisite: PWR 1. There is no area of contemporary life where design is not a significant factor in shaping human experience. In this class, you will have the opportunity to learn more about design thinking and design studies. We will read works about play and creativity, the process of design thinking, and the ethics of design. You will choose a project idea and pursue research that will ultimately culminate in a print-based argument as well as a live oral presentation. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Savelson, K. (PI)

PWR 2KTA: Writing & Rhetoric 2: A Rebel With A Cause: The Rhetoric of Giving a Damn

Prerequisite: PWR 1. In this course, we will explore a variety of movements from marriage equality and civil rights to climate change. We will also examine individuals and the manner in which they advance the causes that matter to them most, including astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, anti-racism activist Tim Wise, and equal education activist Malala Yousafzai. Ultimately, students will use knowledge gained to assist delivery of research, both in written and oral form, in cultural contexts and from the disciplinary perspective of students' choosing. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Tarr, K. (PI)

PWR 2LS: Writing & Rhetoric 2: The Rhetoric of Comics

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Swan, L. (PI)

PWR 2MGD: Writing & Rhetoric 2: Silicon Valley and the Future of Work: Rhetoric of Labor Utopias and Dystopias

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Gardiner, M. (PI)

PWR 2PBC: Writing and Rhetoric 2: Why Do Geniuses Come in all Sizes, Shapes, and Colors?

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Bator, P. (PI)

PWR 2RC: Writing & Rhetoric 2: Red Pill or Blue Pill? : The Rhetoric of Drugs

Prerequisite: PWR 1. The theme of this course is the relationship between humans and drugs, particularly how the human brain interacts with and is altered by ingested substances. Simultaneously we will explore how drug use is promoted, regulated, sensationalized, and commercialized. We will examine a wide range of perspectives: indigenous discovery, cultural and medical applications, biological mechanisms, sociological implications, artistic and poetic interpretation, and constitutional law. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Carpenter, R. (PI)

PWR 2RHA: Writing & Rhetoric 2: The Rhetoric of Composition

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

PWR 2RHB: Writing & Rhetoric 2: The Rhetoric of Presentation

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

PWR 2RHC: Writing & Rhetoric 1: The Rhetoric of Speaking

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

PWR 2RHD: Writing & Rhetoric 2: The Rhetoric of Argument

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

PWR 2RL: Writing & Rhetoric 2: The Rhetoric of the Natural and Beyond

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Lee, R. (PI)

PWR 2SN: Writing & Rhetoric 2: Rhetoric of Activism

Prerequisite: PWR 1. This course examines the role of rhetoric in discussions surrounding political inactivity as well as the burgeoning activism of today. Quintessential to our investigation of the rhetorical modes of activism is our exploration of varied and often contesting definitions of "democracy" and "civic engagement." For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Hervey, S. (PI)

PWR 2TB: Writing & Rhetoric 2: Hip Hop, Orality, and Dialect Diversity

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Brown, T. (PI)

PWR 2TSC: Writing & Rhetoric 2: All the Feels: The Rhetoric of Emotion

Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. For more information about PWR 2, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/courses/pwr-2. For full course descriptions, see https://vcapwr-catalog.stanford.edu. Enrollment is handled by the PWR office.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Schaeffer, T. (PI)

PWR 5: Independent Writing

Individual writing project under the guidance of a PWR instructor. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: first two levels of the writing requirement or equivalent transfer credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Banks, A. (PI); Polk, E. (PI)

PWR 6: Writing Workshop

Writing workshop for collaborative, group, and individual projects guided by a specific theme or genre.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-3 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

PWR 91EE: Intermediate Writing: Saving Lives with Picture Books

Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Ellis, E. (PI)

PWR 99A: Portfolio Preparation I

A 1-unit course introducing ePortfolios and folio thinking for students in the Notation in Science Communication (NSC). The course will assist students in designing a rhetorical ePortfolio and in selecting and reflecting on writing samples that represent student learning in science communication. This is the first of a two-part ePortfolio requirement for the NSC. For more information, see https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr/explore/notation-science-writing.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

PWR 194EP: Topics in Writing & Rhetoric: Introduction to Environmental Justice: Race, Class, Gender and Place (CSRE 132E, EARTHSYS 194)

Environmental justice means ensuring equal access to environmental benefits and preventing the disproportionate impacts of environmental harms for all communities regardless of gender, class, race, ethnicity or other social positions. This introductory course examines the rhetoric, history and key case studies of environmental justice while encouraging critical and collaborative thinking, reading and researching about diversity in environmental movements within the global community and at Stanford, including the ways race, class and gender have shaped environmental battles still being fought today from Standing Rock to Flint, Michigan. We center diverse voices by bringing leaders, particularly from marginalized communities on the frontlines to our classroom to communicate experiences, insights and best practices. Together we will develop and present original research projects which may serve a particular organizational or community need, such as racialized dispossession, toxic pollution and human health, or indigenous land and water rights, among many others.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Diver, S. (PI); Polk, E. (PI)
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