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Ferrell, Tracy

Senior Instructor


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research overview

  • Dr. Ferrell's research currently centers around the pedagogy of teaching writing/rhetoric. She is particularly interested in ways to incorporate service learning/outreach and diversity issues into the writing classroom. She is also investigating technology and multimodality within the context of teaching writing. She continues to research in the areas of Latin American culture and literature, in particular Mexico and the border region, as well as issues surrounding cannabis in Colorado. She is currently researching the rhetorics employed by and surrounding U.S. resistance movements.


  • Writing, Rhetoric, Pedagogy, Service Learning, Latin America, Cannabis in Colorado



courses taught

  • WRTG 1150 - First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022
    Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • WRTG 3020 - Topics in Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Fall 2022
    Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. Emphasizes analysis, criticism and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).


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