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Studies in Composition – Be introduced to the scholarship in the field of rhetoric/composition and the historical and contemporary movements in composition in preparation for the teaching of composition. Students read articles that represent major theoretical concepts in composition/writing studies, including but not limited to conversations from such fields as rhetoric, English studies, pedagogy, assessment, and new technologies.