Through a partnership with the University of St. Francis (USF) and College of DuPage,
educators can earn credentials to offer dual credit English at your high school. Courses
are aligned to the Illinois Board of Higher Education requirements for dual credit
and have been reviewed and approved by COD.
A reduced tuition rate of $195 per credit hour for graduate courses is offered through
this program. Payment for TIDE/USF partner program courses requires the following
two (2) steps:
- Register with TIDE and pay the down payment.
- Submit the course/enrollment form with the University of St. Francis and pay remaining
Contact Amy Mihelich, Administrative Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (815) 740-2626 or contact Sarah Johnson, TIDE Program Assistant at
email@example.com or by phone at (630) 407-6080.
Tentative Course Schedule
Each course is three credit hours. Course descriptions can be found below.
June 6 - August 1, 2022
ENGE 510 Rhetorical Theory I - Classical Rhetoric
August 22 - October 17, 2022
ENGE 511 Rhetorical Theory II - Contemporary Rhetoric
October 10 - December 5, 2022
ENGE 512 Composition Studies I Theory
January 9 - March 6, 2023
ENGE 513 Composition Studies II Praxis
March 6 - May 1, 2023
ENGE 515 Digital Rhetoric
Provides students with an overview of some of the histories and theories of “classical”
rhetorics beginning with their origins in Ancient Greece and Rome and moving into
more contemporary paradigms and treatments. This history will give students a thorough
grasp of how much of what is talked about today in terms of “rhetoric” has its origin
in antiquity. Students will read primary texts by Plato and Aristotle with the goal
of understanding how such thinkers managed to lay the foundations for a field of study
that is flexible, nimble, and incredibly powerful. The rich historical and theoretical
treatment of rhetoric here will nicely prepare students to be able to follow and contribute
to current conversations within the ever-growing field of rhetorical study
Provides students with an overview of the major theoretical foundations necessary
for the study of contemporary rhetorical theory and thinking. Much contemporary rhetorical
work begins with Nietzsche in the 19th century and runs through a full gamut of schools
and thinkers in the twentieth century related to the heavily discussed “linguistic
turn.”This course will focus quite closely on just a few of the major theoretical
contributors (Heidegger, Burke, Austin, Foucault, Derrida, Lyotard) while also canvassing
a number of different adjacent fields of study (affect theory, apparatus theory, media
studies, critical and political theory) and various schools of philosophy (postmodernism,
Helps students develop personally meaningful and useful ways of thinking about teaching
writing. The class is rooted in the field of Composition Studies, which explores questions
including: how do writers write? In what ways is writing teachable? In what ways is
writing learnable? How should writing instructors approach errors in grammar or mechanics?
Why should students write well? Who decides what it means to write well? How does
writing respond to different social contexts? How does writing interact with other
modes of communication, especially now that we communicate through digital platforms?
This course will explore these questions for theoretical and practical purposes. By
the end of the course, students will have a better understanding of themselves as
writers and teachers—and will be equipped with practical tools for teaching writing.
This course, which is intended primarily for prospective teachers, will help you develop
personally meaningful and useful ways of thinking about teaching writing. The class
is rooted in the field of Composition Studies, which explores questions including:
how do writers write? In what ways is writing teachable? In what ways is writing learnable?
How should writing instructors approach errors in grammar or mechanics? Why should
students write well? Who decides what it means to write well? How does writing respond
to different social contexts? How does writing interact with other modes of communication,
especially now that we communicate through digital platforms? Our class will explore
these questions for theoretical and practical purposes. By the end of the course,
you will have a better understanding of yourself as a writer and a teacher, and you
will be equipped with practical tools for teaching writing.
Provides students with an overview of the theory and practice of multimodal composition,
or composition that combines more than one mode of communication, including writing,
images, sound, space, and electronic media. Although multimodal texts, from picture
books to fliers to plays, long predate the digital era, the advent of digital communication
has proliferated these forms of multimodal communication. In the digital era, literacy
increasingly means fluency in modes beyond writing, and multimodal composition provides
a framework for combining multiple modes in rhetorically effective ways. This course
will introduce students to foundational works that develop the theory of multimodal
composition as well as practical approaches to designing and assessing multimodal
composition projects for students.
Provides students with an overview of rhetorical theory focused on the digital era.
Given the explosion of different kinds of media, rhetoric has had to change and transform
in order to keep pace with all of the auditory, visual, procedural, and interactive
modalities on offer (modalities that range from the latest internet meme to the most
recent videogame or simple blog post and so much more). This course will provide students
with a robust theoretical framework (while also suggesting a number of practical tools)
with which to help students think not only about all the different ways in which digital
spaces function rhetorically, but also how the tools of rhetoric can be used to view
life and learning in the digital age.
Office of Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment
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Dual Credit Inquiry Form