Writing Programs

English Composition Upper-Division Courses

100W. Interdisciplinary Academic Writing. (5) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Designed for sophomores/juniors/seniors. Course in academic writing suitable for both lower and upper-division students that helps them develop academic papers with range of complexity and length. Focus on conventions of academic prose and genres across disciplines. Written assignments include common forms of academic writing such as argument, research paper, and/or critical essay. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

110. Writing Adjunct. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisites: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement, course 3 or 3H. Students must be concurrently enrolled in course offered in conjunction with course 110 (consult Schedule of Classes for courses so designated). Writing assignments use materials from adjunct course and reflect and develop analytic writing skills needed in that course. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

120A. Language Study for Teachers: Elementary School. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing and English Composition requirements. Survey of topics in English linguistics of special interest to elementary school teachers. Subjects include approaches to English grammar; language acquisition and development; language attitudes; regional and social dialects of American English; bilingual schooling; contribution of English language study to teaching of reading, writing, spelling, and literature. P/NP or letter grading.

120B. Language Study for Teachers of English: Secondary School. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing and English Composition requirements. Review of terminology of English grammar and survey of development of modern grammars. Introduction to basic concepts in bilingual and multilingual education, sociolinguistics, dialectology, and stylistics, especially as applied to analysis and evaluation of writing assigned in secondary school. P/NP or letter grading.

123. Information Literacy and Research Skills. (1) Lecture, one hour. Preparation: satisfaction of Writing I requirement. Designed to help students become information literate, so they know how to identify, locate, critically evaluate, and use print and electronic information effectively and ethically. Closely interwoven with Writing Programs courses that have information/research-related assignments. P/NP or letter grading.

129A-129D. Academic Writing in Disciplines. (4 each) Lecture, four hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Advanced study of writing conventions in specific disciplinary areas, with focus on analysis and development of writing expertise in common discursive forms, stylistic patterns, and research practices in given discipline. Each course may be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading. 129A. Literature; 129B. Social Sciences. Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; 129C. Physical and Life Sciences; 129D. Fine Arts.

130A. Composition for Teachers: Elementary School. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing and English Composition requirements. Preparation for future elementary school teachers of English composition in writing and criticism of kinds of prose discourse usually taught in primary schools. Letter grading.

130B. Composition for Teachers: Secondary School. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing and English Composition requirements. Preparation for future secondary school teachers of English composition in writing and criticism of kinds of prose discourse usually taught in secondary schools. P/NP or letter grading.

131A-131C-131D. Specialized Writing. (4-4-4) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing and English Composition requirements. Designed for juniors/seniors. Advanced writing course designed to help students develop stylistic, formal, and argumentative sophistication in various rhetorical contexts, including different sections that emphasize rhetorical values of major professions and research areas. Each course may be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading. 131A. Law and Politics; 131C. Medicine and Public Health; 131D. Media and Communications.

131B. Specialized Writing: Business and Social Policy. (5) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing and English Composition requirements. Designed for juniors/seniors. Advanced writing course designed to help students develop stylistic, formal, and argumentative sophistication in various rhetorical contexts, including different sections that emphasize rhetorical values of major professions and research areas. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

132A-132D. Topics in Rhetoric and Writing. (4 each) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing and English Composition requirements. Designed for juniors/seniors. Study of specific topics in relationship between rhetoric/writing and social or political history. Each course may be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading. English majors who wish to use course to satisfy departmental requisites must take it for letter grade. 132A. Gender and Writing; 132B. Autobiographical Writing; 132C. Cultural Studies; 132D. Variable Topics.

136A-136B-136C. Practical Writing and Editing. (4-4-4) Lecture, three hours. Preparation: one course from 131 series. Requisites: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement, course 3. Sequence in practical writing and editing ability specifically designed to prepare students for careers. Analysis of prose and literary styles necessary to variety of writing in professional, nonacademic fields combined whenever possible with practical experience in variety of writing internships and training in wide range of editorial skills. In Progress (136A) and P/NP or letter (136B, 136C) grading.

M138. Topics in Creative Writing. (5) (Same as English M138.) Seminar, three hours. Requisite: English Composition 3 or 3D or 3DS or 3SL. Introductory workshop in genre(s) of instructor choice, that may include mixed genres, playwriting, screenwriting, literary nonfiction, or others. Enrollment in more than one section per term not permitted. May be repeated for maximum of 10 units. May not be used to satisfy workshop requirements for English creative writing concentration. P/NP or letter grading.

M141. Current Methods of Language Teaching. (5) (Same as Linguistics M141.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: Linguistics 20. Survey of theory and practice in teaching second languages, including (1) past and present methods used to teach second languages, (2) current theory and practice underlying skills-based instruction and integrated approaches, and (3) factors that affect second language acquisition and learning. Development of knowledge base in and rational base for design, development, implementation, and evaluation of second language instruction programs. P/NP or letter grading.

175. Apprenticeship in Composition Tutoring. (2) Seminar, two hours. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Writing II requirement. Composition Peer Learning Facilitators (PLFs) who work in Undergraduate Writing Center provided with ongoing mentoring in composition and peer learning methodologies. Overview of language, writing, and literacy needs of diverse college-age writers, including developing writers, multilingual writers, and nonnative English-speaking (NNS) writers. Provides opportunity to reflect critically on theoretical and practical frameworks for tutoring to which students have been introduced. PLFs receive guidance in their tutoring process via observations by course instructor and their peers. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. P/NP grading.

180. Advanced Research Writing. (5) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, four hours. Advanced workshop designed for juniors and seniors engaged in large-scale research projects in humanities or social sciences. Students hone research, critical reading, and writing skills through class sessions, digital research notebook, and writing workshops. Students practice giving, receiving, and incorporating feedback through peer review, and develop research projects in consultation with colleagues, instructor, and faculty and libraries. Culminates with completion of literature review, academic article, or thesis chapter. P/NP or letter grading.

189. Advanced Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate 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.

189HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper-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.

M192. Undergraduate Practicum in English: Journals. (2) (Same as English M192 and Environment M192.) Seminar, two hours. Training and supervised practicum for undergraduate student editors of campus journals supervised by faculty members in English, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and/or Writing Programs . May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

195. Community or Corporate Internships in English Composition. (4) Tutorial, to be arranged. Requisites: course 3 or 3H, satisfaction of Writing II requirement. Limited to juniors/seniors. Internship in supervised setting in community agency or business. Students meet on regular basis with instructor and provide periodic reports of their experience. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. P/NP or letter grading.

199. Directed Research or Senior Project in English Composition. (2 to 4) Tutorial, to be arranged. Requisite: course 3 or 3H. Limited to juniors/seniors. Supervised individual research or investigation under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper or project required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.