ENU Course Descriptions

Secondary Education programs in the English Department

  • ENU 405WICT: Teaching Writing

    This course is designed to aid future and current teachers, tutors, and professors in navigating the challenges of teaching writing in the 21st century. Students will develop their own teaching philosophies, grounded in the study of composition theory and pedagogy. Whether teaching writing at the elementary, secondary, or post-secondary level, students will be well-informed of the challenges and possibilities of developing literacies and equipped to create their own writing assignments in the classroom.
    As a 400-level course, both undergraduates and graduate students may take this class.

  • ENU 407: Teaching Literature

    This course focuses on the understanding of the various forms, their development and proliferation, along with instruction in newer methods of teaching literature at the high school level. This course is taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

  • ENU 511: Writing Workshop for Teachers

    This course is designed to support the teaching of writing and to encourage teachers to write. Students will write and respond to writing in a mutually supportive community of peers. Participants will be immersed in the various stages of the writing process, specifically pre-writing heuristics, drafting, peer tutoring, and editing. Journal writing, formal evaluation, and informal methods of responding to student writing will be included.

  • ENU 522: Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum

    Intended for secondary teachers of all subjects, this course reviews recent research and composition theory, and explores effective, practical strategies for developing learning through writing in all disciplines.