Writing Programs

English Composition Lower-Division Courses

1. Introduction to University Discourse. (4) (Formerly numbered A.) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: proficiency demonstrated on Analytical Writing Placement Examination. Introduction to college-level critical reading and academic writing. Engagement in substantial and regular writing and revision assignments through practicing and building on reading, writing, and rhetorical skills. Emphasis on revision, developing syntactic variety and academic vocabulary, and editing for grammar and style. Completion of course with grade of C or better is requisite to course 2. Letter grading.

1A. Intermediate Composition for Multilingual Students. (4) (Formerly numbered English as a Second Language 33B.) Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: proficiency demonstrated on Analytical Writing Placement Examination (first-year students) or English as a Second Language Placement Examination (transfer students). Development of academic writing skills with focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and fundamental composition techniques, with additional work on grammar and editing. Letter grading.

1B. High-Intermediate Composition for Multilingual Students. (4) (Formerly numbered English as a Second Language 33C.) Lecture, five hours. Requisite: proficiency demonstrated on Analytical Writing Placement Examination (first-year students) or English as a Second Language Placement Examination (transfer students) (enforced) or course 1A (C or better). Development of academic writing skills with focus on synthesizing sources, strategies of argumentation, academic reading, and vocabulary, with additional work on grammar and editing. Letter grading.

1C. Advanced Composition for Multilingual Transfer Students. (5) (Formerly numbered English as a Second Language 35.) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: proficiency demonstrated on English as a Second Language Placement Examination (enforced) or course 1B (C or better). Development of academic writing skills with focus on writing process, grammatical structures key to clear and effective style, and practice with major forms of academic writing, with additional work on critical analysis of readings. Completion of course with grade of C or better satisfies English as a Second Language requirement. Letter grading.

2. Approaches to University Writing. (5) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: proficiency demonstrated on Analytical Writing Placement Examination (enforced) or course A (C or better). Second course in university-level discourse, with analysis and critique of university-level texts. Emphasis on revision for argumentative coherence and effective style. Completion of course with grade of C or better satisfies Entry-Level Writing requirement. Letter grading.

2I. Approaches to University Writing for Multilingual Students. (5) Lecture, six hours. Requisite: demonstrated proficiency on Analytical Writing Placement Examination (enforced) or course 1B (C or better). Second course in university-level discourse, with analysis and critique of university-level texts. Emphasis on strategies for developing coherent and well-argued pieces of academic writing and for achieving effective and clear style in academic prose. Completion of course with grade of C or better satisfies Entry-Level Writing and English as a Second Language requirements. Letter grading.

3. English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language. (5) Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement or course 2 or 2I (C or better). Rhetorical techniques and skillful argument. Analysis of varieties of academic prose and writing of minimum of 20 pages of revised text. Completion of course with grade of C or better satisfies Writing I requirement. Letter grading.

3D. English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language. (5) Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement or course 2 or 2I (C or better). Rhetorical techniques and skillful argument, with focus on diversity and inclusiveness. Analysis of varieties of academic texts and writing of minimum of 20 pages of revised prose. Completion of course with grade of C or better satisfies Writing I requirement. Letter grading.

3DS. English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language (Service Learning). (5) Lecture, three hours; fieldwork, two hours. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement or course 2 or 2I (C or better). Investigation of difference and diversity through writing and rhetoric. Critical examination of structures and institutions that promote asymmetrical power relations as well as responses of diverse groups to these inequalities. Original argumentation that engages with difference and responds to complexities of diverse societies. Service learning adds to understanding of diversity by offering firsthand interactions with diverse communities students are learning about. Completion of 20 hours of on-site service learning and development of critical thinking skills about diversity through classroom discussion focused on readings and service-learning experiences, as well as through reflective and analytical writing and research. Completion of course with grade of C or better satisfies Writing I requirement. Letter grading.

3E. English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language for Engineers. (5) Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement or course 2 or 2I (C or better). Rhetorical techniques and skillful expository writing. Analysis of varieties of academic prose, including technical writing, and integration of multimodal elements. Minimum of 20 pages of revised text. Completion of course with grade of C or better satisfies Writing I requirement. Letter grading.

3SL. English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language (Service Learning). (5) Lecture, three hours; fieldwork, two hours. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement or course 2 or 2I (C or better). Rhetorical techniques and skillful argument. Analysis of varieties of academic prose and writing of minimum of 20 pages of revised text. Service learning component includes meaningful work with off-campus agency selected by instructor. Completion of course with grade of C or better satisfies Writing I requirement. Letter grading.

5W. Literature, Culture, and Critical Inquiry. (5) Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 3. Use of analysis of literary works within cultural context to engage students in critical thinking and writing about issues important to academic inquiry and responsible citizenship. Minimum of 15 to 20 pages of revised text required in addition to regular informal writing exercises. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

6W. Language, Culture, and Discourse. (5) Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 3. Study of structure and use of English and how it reflects social structure and cultural values. Readings in linguistic analysis, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics provide foundation as students analyze authentic language as it is used in private and public contexts. Minimum of 15 to 20 pages of revised writing required. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

50. Writing Workshop. (2) Lecture, five hours. Designed for any students who have not yet enrolled in their first full term at UCLA. Introduction to demands of university writing and often unstated conventions that govern it. Writing techniques developed to address specific writing tasks such as timed examination, application essay, effective e-mail, and college paper. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

51. Writing Workshop. (2) Lecture, two hours. Limited to students admitted to one UC campus who have not completed their first year of college coursework. Introduction to demands of university writing and often unstated conventions that govern it. Addresses not only specific writing tasks such as timed examinations, effective e-mails, and college papers, but also broad communication concerns such as classroom participation and oral presentations. P/NP grading.

89. Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

89HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.