Argument and Research

Meet the Faculty

Daniel M. Gross, Emily Brauer Rogers and Bradely Queen

Daniel M. Gross is Associate Professor of English and Director of Composition at the University of California, Irvine – a program that serves over 8,000 students annually, and has offered fully online writing courses since Summer 2009. He has published and taught widely in the history and theory of rhetoric, specializing in the rhetoric of emotion. Relevant publications include The Secret History of Emotion: From Aristotle’s Rhetoric to Modern Brain Science (Chicago 2006) and a co-edited volume Heidegger and Rhetoric (SUNY 2005), as well as articles in the field of writing studies. 

Emily Brauer Rogers (Continuing Lecturer, English, UC Irvine) is currently the Director of Summer Composition at UC Irvine where she oversees 65 Writing courses with the majority being online. She has played an integral part in developing UCI’s 39A courses. She was one of the designers of the original online curriculum for 39A and has taught the course for six quarters online. She helped pilot the Canvas LMS for UCI's Composition Program and was instrumental in transitioning to the new LMS. 

Brad Queen holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and has taught and administered in Composition and Rhetoric for over a decade. His research interests include various topics in writing and literacy studies: class sizes for multilingual composition sections, assessment theory, genre, portfolio pedagogies, and theories of student agency. He teaches graduate seminars focusing on pedagogy, and undergraduate composition seminars whose themes engage the broad field of free speech and expression. 

Created by Professors Daniel M. Gross, Emily Brauer Rogers and Bradely Queen

Argument and Research

WR 39C
Spring Quarter 2018
UC Irvine, WR 39C
4 quarter units/2.67 semester units

Guided writing practice in argumentation, logic, and inquiry. Readings are selected from current nonfiction and from materials students select from the University Library. Research strategies emphasized.

Important dates: 

Registration opens: Feb. 22, 2018 
Registration ends: April 1, 2018
First day of instruction: April 2, 2018
Last day of instruction: June 8, 2018


Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.

Writing 37 or Writing 39B

Emily Brauer Rogers