August -December, 2008
CRN 11829 Sat. 8:00-10:50 am, Business 326
CRN 13966 T/Th 9:00-10:20 am, LARTS 304
CRN 13966 T/Th 9:00-10:20 am, LARTS 304

UTEP Campus Resources

Instructor: Owen M. Williamson, MA
209 Education Bldg.
Univ Seminar's Facebook profileTel. 915-747-7625 or 915-747-5693.  Fax 915-747-5655


Office Hours: Pending


UNIV 1301, Seminar in Critical Inquiry: Enrollment in University 1301 is restricted to students with fewer than thirty hours of earned credit the semester for which they are taking the course. This course will engage entering students in critical inquiry concerning one or more related academic topics. The topic of this section is "Amazing!  You're a genius," and addresses the genius of rhetoric and the rhetoric of genius.

This University Seminar will increase students' knowledge of the role of technology in the academic community. Information acquisition, critical thinking, and communication will be integrated in an active learning environment. Students will conduct library and electronic research to support one or more academic projects...

During the semester, each student will meet at least twice with the instructional team (peer leader and instructor) to discuss academic progress and transition to UTEP and to explore options for improvement.

Your Peer Leader: TBA

Librarian -Charles Gaunce   747-8939

Advisor-Daniel Reyes  747-8097




Calculating your GPA

Welcome Survey

Intro Page

Class Calendar


Extra Credit

Freshman Time Management Calculator

Campus Resource Page


Required texts and materials:
  • UTEP
    Borders: Crossing into Your Future (2nd edition only).


  • Kennedy, George A. Progymnasmata: Greek Textbooks of Prose Composition and Rhetoric. Atlanta: SBL, 2003.

  • Other offprints and materials as assigned.


For educational purposes only! 

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Owen M. Williamson - Education Bldg 211E - phone: (915) 747 7625 - fax: (915) 747 5655
The University of Texas at El Paso - 500 W. University Ave. - El Paso, TX 79968
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