Back-tracking and forward-gazing: Marking the dimensions of graduate core curricula in rhetoric and composition

Rosanne Carlo, Theresa Jarnagin Enos

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The discipline of rhetoric and composition is experiencing a change in its core curricula as graduate programs are replacing a traditional set of core courses with a more customizable, elective plan of study that focuses on specializations. Graduate student dissertations predict the flow and direction of the field, determining curricular change. Programs are also being responsive to a trend in the listing of specialist positions in the MLA JIL. The 2000 and 2008 Rhetoric Review surveys of graduate curricula as well as the authors' most recent survey results reveal a change in values from general to more specialist curricula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-227
Number of pages20
JournalRhetoric Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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