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Course Sections

Courses in the Blugold Seminar each have a theme specific to that section. Below are the sections with themes and instructors for Spring 2014—Just click on which course (114, 116, 118, or 120) you are looking for, and then on the section, and a description will pop up.

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Spring 2014 Sections

WRIT 114 Sections

WRIT 114.001 Writing Internet Culture (Alan Benson)

WRIT 114.002 The Monsters Among Us (Valerie Guyant)

WRIT 114.003 Lived Local Histories of Wisconsin (Michael J. Faris)

WRIT 114.004 The World According to Television (Cathy Rex)

WRIT 114.005 The Material Culture of Memory (Christa Tiernan)

WRIT 114.006 …with good intentions: The rhetoric of representing, speaking about, and speaking for other people (Jason Tucker)

WRIT 114.007 …with good intentions: The rhetoric of representing, speaking about, and speaking for other people (Jason Tucker)

WRIT 114.008 …with good intentions: The rhetoric of representing, speaking about, and speaking for other people (Jason Tucker)

WRIT 114.009 The Skeptical Traveler (Shevaun Watson)

WRIT 114.010 Consumerism (Julie Eklund)

WRIT 114.011 (Ami Christensen)

WRIT 114.012 Sustainability (Linda Carlson)

WRIT 116 Sections

116.001 Rhetorics of Space (José Filipe Alvergue)

116.002 Hactivism and Art in Society (Jack Bushnell)

116.003 Animals and Us (B.J. Hollars)

116.004 (Allyson Loomis)

116.005 Imag-I-Nations (Joel Pace)

116.006 Representations of Disability (Molly Patterson)

116.007 Creativity (Jenny Shaddock)

116.008 Picturing the Beast: The Rhetorical Power of Animals in Visual Culture (Stephanie Turner)

116.009 The Secret History of Beverages (Lynsey Wolter)

116.010 New Orleans and Tourism (Marty Wood)

116.011 (Bob Blaskiewicz)

116.012 (Bob Blaskiewicz)

116.013 (Bob Blaskiewicz)

116.014 Gender: Myths and Truths (Katie Vagnino)

116.015 Composing Yourself: The Universal Particular (Sean Ford)

116.016 The Use of Humor in Rhetoric (Jacqueline Bailey-Hartsel)

116.017 The Use of Humor in Rhetoric (Jacqueline Bailey-Hartsel)

116.019 Consumerism (Julie Eklund)

116.020 Disobedience (Stephanie Farrar)

116.021 Disobedience (Stephanie Farrar)

116.022 Gender: Myths and Truths (Katie Vagnino)

116.023 Composing Yourself: The Universal Particular (Sean Ford)

116.025 The Monsters Among Us (Valerie Guyant)

116.026 Diversity in America (Joe Orser)

116.027 Diversity in America (Joe Orser)

116.028 The Mysterious World of Street Art (Susan Santee-Buenger)

116.029 The Mysterious World of Street Art (Susan Santee-Buenger)

116.031 Monsters (Eve Siebert)

116.032 Monsters (Eve Siebert)

116.033 Violence in Public Spaces

116.034 Violence in Public Spaces

116.801 Poverty (Elizabeth Preston, Online)

WRIT 118 Sections

118.001 The Monsters Among Us (Valerie Guyant, Jan 21-Apr 6)

118.002 (Karen Welch, Mar 24-May 11)

118.003 Is It Bullshit? (Jon Loomis, Jan 21-Mar 14)

118.004 Is It Bullshit? (Jon Loomis, Mar 24-May 9)

118.005 The Material Culture of Memory (Christa Tiernan, Jan 21-Apr 4)

118.501 The Rhetoric of Popular Culture (Carey Applegate, Jan 21-Apr 4)

WRIT 120 Sections

120.001 When Words Beat Up Science: Rhetoric, Food Fads and Fears (Jacqueline Bailey-Hartsel, Jan 21-Apr 4)

120.002 The Mysterious World of Street Art (Susan Santee-Buenger, Jan 21-Apr 4)

120.003 Composing Yourself: The Universal Particular (Sean Ford, Jan 21-Mar 14)

120.004 Gender: Myths and Truths (Katie Vagnino, Mar 24-May 9)

120.801 Consumerism (Julie Eklund, Online Jan 21-Apr 4)

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Fall 2013 Sections

WRIT 114 Sections

WRIT 114.002 Lived Local Histories of Wisconsin (Michael J. Faris)

WRIT 114.003 The World According to Television (Cathy Rex)

WRIT 114.004 Contemporary American Film and Culture (Blake Westerlund)

WRIT 114.005 The Politics of Empathy (Amy Monticello)

WRIT 114.006 …with good intentions: The rhetoric of representing, speaking about, and speaking for other people (Jason Tucker)

WRIT 114.007 The American Way of Eating (Jasmine Case)

WRIT 114.008 The Politics of Empathy (Amy Monticello)

WRIT 114.009 The Material Culture of Memory (Christa Tiernan)

WRIT 114.110 The Politics of Empathy (Amy Monticello)

WRIT 114.401 The Rhetoric of Popular Culture (Carey Applegate)

WRIT 116 Sections

WRIT 116.001 Hactivism and Art in Society (Jack Bushnell)

WRIT 116.003 …with good intentions: The rhetoric of representing, speaking about, and speaking for other people (Jason Tucker)

WRIT 116.004 Animals and Us (B.J. Hollars)

WRIT 116.005 Gender: Myths and Truths (Katie Vagnino)

WRIT 116.006 Imag-I-Nations (Joel Pace)

WRIT 116.007 Creativity (Jenny Shaddock)

WRIT 116.008 The Secret History of Beverages (Lynsey Wolter)

WRIT 116.010 Representations of Disability (Molly Patterson)

WRIT 116.011 Conservation (José Alvergue)

WRIT 116.012 …with good intentions: The rhetoric of representing, speaking about, and speaking for other people (Jason Tucker)

WRIT 116.014 The Rhetoric of the Extraordinary (Bob Blaskiewicz)

WRIT 116.016 Art and Activism Today (Susan Santee-Buenger)

WRIT 116.017 Gender: Myths and Truths (Katie Vagnino)

WRIT 116.022 (Julie Eklund)

WRIT 116.023 Disobedience (Stephanie Farrar)

WRIT 116.024 Are We Strangers to Ourselves, and if So, So What? (Sean Ford)

WRIT 116.028 Monsters (Eve Siebert)

WRIT 116.029 Are We Strangers to Ourselves, and if So, So What? (Sean Ford)

WRIT 116.030 Monsters (Eve Siebert)

WRIT 116.031 Violence in Public Spaces

WRIT 116.032 Violence in Public Spaces

WRIT 116.033 Disobedience (Stephanie Farrar)

WRIT 116.034 Monsters (Eve Siebert)

WRIT 116.035 Diversity in American Culture (Joe Orser)

WRIT 116.036 Diversity in American Culture (Joe Orser)

WRIT 116.202 Pre-Nursing Bundle (Ruth Cronje)

WRIT 116.209 New Orleans and Tourism (Marty Wood)

WRIT 116.219 Eco-Terrorism (Jacqueline Bailey)

WRIT 116.220 Eco-Terrorism (Jacqueline Bailey)

WRIT 116.221 (Julie Eklund)

WRIT 116.225 Who Are We and How Do We Define Ourselves? (Valerie Guyant)

WRIT 116.413 The Rhetoric of the Extraordinary (Bob Blaskiewicz)

WRIT 116.415 The Rhetoric of the Extraordinary (Bob Blaskiewicz)

WRIT 116.426 The Monsters Among Us (Valerie Guyant)

WRIT 116.427 The Monsters Among Us (Valerie Guyant)

WRIT 116.801 Poverty (Elizabeth Preston, Online)

WRIT 118 Sections

WRIT 118.001 Disobedience (Stephanie Farrar, Sept 3-Nov 10)

WRIT 118.002 Art and Activism Today (Susan Santee-Buenger, Sept 3-Nov 10)

WRIT 118.003 The Material Culture of Memory (Christa Tiernan, Sept 3-Nov 10)

WRIT 118.201 Tourism and Travel Writing (Shevaun Watson, Sept 3-Dec 13)

WRIT 118.401 Writing Internet Culture (Alan Benson, Sept 3-Nov 10)

WRIT 118.501 Understanding True Crime Narratives (David Jones, Sept 3-Nov 10)

WRIT 120 Sections

WRIT 120.001 Gender: Myths and Truths (Katie Vagnino, Sept 3-Oct 27)

WRIT 120.002 Gender: Myths and Truths (Katie Vagnino, Oct 28-Dec 13)

WRIT 120.003 (Julie Eklund, Sept 3-Nov 10)

WRIT 120.004 The Rhetoric of the Extraordinary (Bob Blaskiewicz, Sept 3-Nov 10)

WRIT 120.801 Digital Privacy (Michael J. Faris, Online)

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Previous Terms

Summer 2013

110.801 - Sports Talk (Sarah Nestor, Online June 10-August 2)

110.802 - Rhetoric of Popular Culture (Carey Applegate, Online June 10-August 2)

112.801 - Digital Privacy (Michael J. Faris, Online June 10-July 5)

Spring 2013

110.016 - The Internet, Technology, Culture, and Rhetoric (Alan Benson)

110.017 -  Who Are You? Where Do You Come From? (Max Garland)

110.018 - Animals and Us (B.J. Hollars)

110.019 - Meat (Allyson Loomis)

110.020 - Immigration (Jon Loomis)

110.021 - The World According to Television (Cathy Rex)

110.022 - Urban Legends (Jan Stirm)

110.023 - Bioethics (Shevaun Watson)

110.024 - Contemporary American Film (Blake Westerlund)

110.026 - Rhetoric of Sport (Sarah Nestor)

110.027 - Rhetoric of Sport (Sarah Nestor)

110.028 - Extraordinary Claims (Bob Blaskiewicz)

110.029 - Extraordinary Claims (Bob Blaskiewicz)

110.030 - Immigration and the Idea of Homeland Security (Joe Orser)

110.031 - Globalization and the World (Dis)Order (Jeff DeGrave)

110.032 - Vampires and Gender (Marty Wood)

110.033 - Extraordinary Claims (Bob Blaskiewicz)

110.035 - Digital Privacy (Michael J. Faris)

110.036 - Predictably Irrational (Linsey Wolter)

110.037 - Rhetoric of Popular Culture (Carey Applegate)

112.001 - Home Sweet Home (Amanda Stearns)

112.002 - Home Sweet Home (Amanda Stearns)

112.003 - Curiosity (Jackie Bailey)

112.004 - Rhetoric of Sport (Sarah Nestor)

112.008 - Our Stuff: Where it Comes From, Where it Goes (Kate Hinnant)

112.501 - Honors English (Kate Hinnant)

Fall 2012

110.001 - "The Rhetoric of Popular Culture" (Carey Applegate)

110.002 - "Our Stuff and Where It Comes From" (Kate Hinnant)

110.003 - "Predictably Irrational" (Lynsey Wolter)

110.004 - "Home Sweet Home" (Amanda Stearns-Pfeiffer)

110.005 - "Digital Privacy" (Michael J. Faris)

110.006 - "Extraordinary Claims" (Bob Blaskiewicz)

110.007 - "Technology and Communication" (Sarah Nestor)

110.009 - "Who Are You? Where Do You Come From?" (Max Garland)

110.011 - "Technology and Communication" (Sarah Nestor)

110.013 - "The World According to Television" (Cathy Rex)

110.014 - "Biking" (Jan Stirm)

110.015 - "The Movies" (Stacy Thompson)

110.016 - "Contemporary American Film" (Blake Westerlund)

110.017 - "Immigration and the Idea of Homeland Security" (Joe Orser)

110.018 - "Globalization and the World (Dis)Order" (Jeff DeGrave)

110.020 - "Race in the 21st Century"

110.021 - "Technology and Communication" (Sarah Nestor)

110.022 - "Vampires and Gender" (Marty Wood)

110.023 - "Conspiracy Theories" (Bob Blaskiewicz)

110.028 - "You Are What You Meat" (Allyson Goldin Loomis)

110.029 - "Conspiracy Theories" (Bob Blaskiewicz)

110.030 - "American Dream" (Jon Loomis)

110.201 - "Nursing Dilemmas" (Ruth Cronje)

112.006 - "Digital Privacy" (Michael J. Faris)

112.007 - Taking a Stand in a Networked Age: Rhetoric in the Academy & Online (Alan Benson)        

112.008 - "Prison Today" (Kate Hinnant)

112.501 - "Historytelling" Honors students only (David Jones)

Spring 2012

110.001 - "Henrietta Lacks" (Shevaun Watson)

110.005 - "Ways of Eating: Food and Culture in the Contemporary U.S." (Melissa Girard)

110.007 - "How Animals Matter" (Stephanie Turner)

110.008 - "The World According to Television" (Cathy Rex)

110.010 - "Contemporary American Film" (Blake Westerlund)

110.011 - "Living in a Multilingual World" (Lynsey Wolter)

110.012 - "The Movies" (Stacy Thompson)

110.017 - "Immigration and the Idea of Homeland Security" (Joe Orser)

110.021 - "Identity: Race, Class, and Gender" (Traci Thomas-Card)

110.022 - "Modern Family" (Kate Hinnant)

110.026 - "Race and Rhetoric: From the Civil Rights Movement to the Present" (BJ Hollars)

110.031 - "Race in the 21st Century"

110.039 - "Race in the 21st Century"

Fall 2011

110.038 - "The Rhetoric of Education in the 21st Century" (Carey Applegate)

110.201 - "Nursing: How Do We Know What's Best for Our Patients?" (Ruth Cronje)

110.003 - "Ways of Eating: Food and Culture in the Contemporary U.S." (Melissa Girard)

110.023 - "Modern Family" (Kate Hinnant)

110.019 - "Race and Rhetoric: From the Civil Rights Movement to the Present" (BJ Hollars)

110.025 - "Identity: Race, Class, Gender" (Traci Thomas-Card)

110.035 - "The Vietnam War" (Stacy Thompson)

110.203 - "How Animals Matter" (Stephanie Turner)

110.011 - "Tourism, American Style" (Shevaun Watson)

110.002 - "Popular Culture" (Blake Westerlund)

110.010 - "Living in a Multilingual World" (Lynsey Wolter)

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