ISP200 Writing and Researching across the University

ISP200 builds on instruction in ISP100 in its focus on writing and researching processes. Students will expand their understanding of advanced theories and techniques of genre and discourse analysis, deepen their understanding of writing studies scholarship, and refine their own writing processes.

This course offers students the chance to:

  • Expand your understanding of rhetoric and writing. Rhetoric has been practiced for thousands of years as a tool to understand others and advance your own ideas. We will dive into this history and discuss ways it can help you understand today’s methods of communication.
  • Work in an interactive, small-class environment. Similarly to ISP100, this course has a low course cap so you will be able to work closely with the instructor and other students.
  • Explore writing and research in your discipline. Since this course is designed to bridge the general academic writing of ISP100 with the more specific context of your discipline, it will feature many opportunities for you to learn about the research and writing requirements of your major/specialization.

This course is taught by:

Man smiling, with short hair, glasses, wearing a grey shirt with burgundy tie and black blazer.

Dr. Mark Blaauw-Hara, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy

How do I enroll in ISP200?

Students from all disciplines interested in taking ISP200 will be able to enroll in the course through ACORN when course enrolment becomes available. ISP200 will be offered in the Winter 2025 term. You will find important information about how to enroll in courses on the Office of the Registrar website.


Please direct your questions to:

Laura Cesario
Academic Advisor and Faculty Support Administrator
Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy