ENGL 1410 Themes

ENGL 1410 Themes

About the Course

In ENGL 1410, you’ll learn a rhetorical approach to inquiry, research, and academic argument.

In this class, you’ll analyze a variety of sources to understand a complex issue of your choosing related to the course theme.
You can expect your ENGL 1410 class to be small (20 or fewer students), to work with technology throughout the course, to learn to efficiently use library resources, and to have one-on-one attention from your instructor.

You’ll spend most of the semester exploring the topic of your research, selecting and evaluating source material, and crafting your own well-reasoned argument. You’ll use a rhetorical methodology called stasis theory to research your topic and develop a thoughtful, academic argument about it.

Each ENGL 1410 instructor selects a course theme, and student research relates to the course theme in some way. This page lists and provides information about the themes taught by individual instructors. Look for an instructor’s name in the course schedule (in your student portal) while you are registering for courses. 

ENGL 1410 is primarily offered in Spring semesters, so there is a wider selection of teachers and themes offered in Spring. A small number of 1410 sections are offered each Fall and Summer semester.

Contact the Director of the First-Year Rhetoric and Writing Program, Dr. Ann Amicucci (aamicucc@uccs.edu), or the instructor with questions.

Gina Baldoni-Rus - The Dark Side of Immigration
Michael Ferguson - Rhetoric of Exclusion
Sheldon Gaskell - Web and Wilderness: Digital and Natural Realities
Catherine Grandorff - Artful Questions: Inspired Research
Phillip Haisley - Wellness: Writing in the Health Sciences
Keri Hemenway - American Food Culture
Cody Kaser - Trust, Controversy, and Weirdness in Public Science
Chelsea Lawson - Crime and Punishment
Chris Martin - Public Sounds, Sounding Publics
Omar Montoya - Sports Rhetoric
Nathan Price - Propaganda
Michelle Prose - Cash Rules: The Rhetoric of Money, Cost, and Value
Leslie Rapparlie - Humor and Comedy
Christine Robinson Coon - Beasts of Mind: The Sociopolitics of (De)Humanization and Animalization
Kristen Robinson - Mental Health Matters! A Research Initiative
Kacey Ross - Playing Life: The Role of Games
Martin Salgado - American Music: Listening Our way to Culture and Identity
Adrian Shaw - Metaphor and a Topic of Your Choice
Nate Siebert - Community Writing
Andrea Wenker - Within and Beyond ‘Normal’: Inclusive Health and Wellness
DeLyn Winters - Exploring Local History -and- Veterans Programs and Resources