University Writing Program

(College of Letters & Science)

Carl Whithaus, Ph.D., Program Director

Program Office. 109 Voorhies Hall; 530-752-6283; http://writing.ucdavis.edu

The Program

The University Writing Program (UWP) offers writing courses and seeks to improve writing instruction across campus through a variety of programs. The UWP coordinates first year, intermediate, and advanced writing courses that satisfy college composition requirements and offers courses in writing across the curriculum, writing in specific disciplines, and writing in the professions. The Professional Writing Minor serves students from all majors who are planning careers as professional writers or editors, as well as those whose academic and professional careers demand advanced writing skills. The Program offers graduate courses in the teaching of writing and in composition theory, history, and research. The Designated Emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies offers Ph.D. students in affiliated programs the opportunity to prepare for leadership roles in writing research, teaching, and program administration. The UWP also administers the English Composition Examination, an alternative way to satisfy the advanced writing requirement. The UWP publishes an annual anthology of exemplary student writing, Prized Writing, and a journal for writing instructors, Writing on the Edge. The Writing in the Disciplines Workshop Program presents workshops on teaching writing for faculty and TAs and workshops on writing for students. The Writing Ambassadors Program trains advanced undergraduates and places them as interns in K-12 classrooms to improve writing instruction.

Courses in UWP:
UWP 001Expository Writing (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Completion of Entry-Level Writing Requirement. Composition, the essay, paragraph structure, diction, and related topics. Frequent writing assignments. Not open for credit to students who have taken UWP 001, UWP 001Y or UWP 1V. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
UWP 001Introduction to Academic Literacies (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Completion of Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR). Introduction to reading and composing processes and key rhetorical concepts for academic literacies. Multiple drafts of composing projects in a variety of genres and modes with feedback from peers and the instructor. Not open for credit to students who have taken UWP 001Y or UWP 001V. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
UWP 001AWriters’ Workshop (2) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—2 hour(s). Concurrent enrollment in a lower division writing course required, preferably UWP 001; if necessary, based upon demand and academic advisor approval, students may concurrently enroll in an equivalent course instead; e.g., ENL 003 or NAS 005. Writing course that focuses on the development of writing and revision strategies, exploring ways to understand a writing task; to develop appropriate content for a writing task; to revise content to reflect competence as a communicator. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
UWP 001VExpository Writing (4) Review all entries Historical
Web Virtual Lecture—2 hour(s); Web Electronic Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Completion of Entry-Level Writing Requirement. Composition, the essay, paragraph structure, diction, and related topics. Frequent writing assignments. Not open to students who have taken UWP 001 or UWP 001Y. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2013 Spring Quarter.
UWP 001VIntroduction to Academic Literacies: Online (4) Review all entries Active
Web Virtual Lecture—2 hour(s); Web Electronic Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Completion of Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR). Introduction to reading and composing processes and key rhetorical concepts for academic literacies. Multiple drafts of composing projects in a variety of genres and modes with feedback from peers and the instructor. Not open to students who have taken UWP 001 or UWP 001Y. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
UWP 001YExpository Writing (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s); Web Electronic Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Completion of Entry-Level Writing Requirement. Composition, the essay, paragraph structure, diction, and related topics. Frequent writing assignments. Not open to students who have taken UWP 001 or UWP 001V. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
UWP 001YIntroduction to Academic Literacies (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s); Web Electronic Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Completion of Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR). Introduction to reading and composing processes and key rhetorical concepts for academic literacies. Multiple drafts of composing projects in a variety of genres and modes with feedback from peers and the instructor. Not open to students who have taken UWP 001 or UWP 001V. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
UWP 007Practices in College Reading and Writing (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Students placed into the course via AWPE score of 4 or lower. Development of skills required for success in college-level writing across genres and disciplines. Integrates reading, critical thinking, and written communication, using texts from across the curriculum. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s) Students placed into the course via the Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE) score of 4 or lower and by special permission. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
UWP 010Introduction to Professional Writing Studies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 or UWP 001V or UWP 001Y; Or the equivalent. Introduction to writing as an object of study and to theories and research in the field. Survey of how writing is created, disseminated, and used in private, public, and academic contexts. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
UWP 011Popular Science and Technology Writing (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Positioning of science and technology in society as reflected and constructed in popular texts. Topics include genre theory, demarcation, rhetorical figures, forms of qualitative and quantitative reasoning, and the epistemic role of popularization in science. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
UWP 012Writing and Visual Rhetoric (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to writing needs, conventions, and genres in design contexts. Emphasis on applying critical reading, analysis, and writing skills to designed products, such as graphics, visual communications, and clothes, and designed spaces, such as exhibitions and interior architecture. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
UWP 013Video Game Rhetorics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better. Examination of video games as rhetorical texts whose meaning is produced through complex interplay of procedures, narratives, rules, and context. Writing about video games using critical perspectives and analytic methods. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
UWP 018Style in the Essay (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better. Style, language, and structure in the essay. Analyzing style, developing a voice in writing, revising sentences, developing effective paragraphs and arguments, and writing with force and clarity. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 018Style in the Essay (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better. Style, language, and structure in the essay. Analyzing style, developing a voice in writing, revising sentences, developing effective paragraphs and arguments, and writing with force and clarity. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
UWP 019Writing Research Papers (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better. Critical reading, analysis, documentation, and writing research-based assignments. Formulation of research topics and development of effective arguments. Reading and writing assignments may focus on a single theme. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 019Writing Research Papers (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better. Critical reading, analysis, documentation, and writing research-based assignments. Formulation of research topics and development of effective arguments. Reading and writing assignments may focus on a single theme. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
UWP 020Oral English for International Students (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Open to non-native speakers of English with priority enrollment to international teaching assistants with qualifying placement exam scores. Intensive work in oral English for international students, to increase fluency, accuracy, and use of appropriate discourse strategies in academic settings (e.g., seminar, discussion, laboratory). Training in segmental features of English sounds, intonation, stress, non-verbal cues, and register. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Summer Session 2.
UWP 021Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing for Multilingual Students (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Pass One placed in the course via the English Language Placement Examination (ELPE) offered by the UWP; students receiving scores below 70 are placed in course 21, the first course in the sequence. Reading and writing paragraphs and short multi-paragraph texts for academic purposes. Suitable for students whose primary home language was not English. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
UWP 022Intermediate Academic Reading and Writing for Multilingual Students (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 021. Pass One passed course 21 with C- or better OR a score of 70-79 on the English Language Placement Examination (ELPE) offered by the UWP. Reading and writing short multi-paragraph texts for academic purposes. Suitable for students whose primary home language was not English. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
UWP 023Advanced Academic Reading and Writing for Multilingual Students (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 022. Pass One passed course 22 with a C- or better OR a score of 80-89 on the English Language Placement Examination (ELPE) offered by the UWP. Reading and writing source/research-based texts for academic purposes. Suitable for students whose primary home language was not English. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
UWP 024English Structures and Strategies in Academic Writing (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Open to students from language backgrounds other than English. Practice in academic writing designed to prepare undergraduate students from language backgrounds other than English for successful academic work. Development of academic writing, critical thinking, and reading skills. Development of clear, accurate language for presenting an effective argument. Not open for credit to students who have taken LIN 024. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
UWP 025Academic Writing for ESL Students (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Writing skills necessary for upper division courses, including skills crucial to writing lab and project reports, summaries, critiques, abstracts, and responses to exam questions. Includes practice with the syntax, grammar, and vocabulary characteristics of academic writing. Not open for credit to students who have taken LIN 027. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
UWP 026Reading in Scientific and Technical Subjects for ESL Students (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Instruction and practice in reading scientific and technical texts. Techniques for comprehending and analyzing grammatical and organizational patterns. Notetaking skills, summarizing, vocabulary enrichment. Not open for credit to students who have taken LIN 028. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
UWP 027Persuasive Writing for Multilingual Students (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001; Or equivalent. Not open to students with C- (P) or better in courses 101, 102, and 104; class size limited to 18 students. Instruction in analyzing style of persuasive texts, using appropriate vocabulary, and applying English grammatical structures for argumentative purposes. Suitable for multilingual students desiring additional instruction in the linguistic and rhetorical features of persuasive English writing for academic purposes. (Letter.) GE credit: WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
UWP 027Persuasive Writing for Multilingual Students (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001; Or equivalent. Not open to students with C- (P) or better in courses 101, 102, and 104; class size limited to 18 students. Instruction in analyzing style of persuasive texts, using appropriate vocabulary, and applying English grammatical structures for argumentative purposes. Suitable for multilingual students desiring additional instruction in the linguistic and rhetorical features of persuasive English writing for academic purposes. (Letter.) GE credit: WE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
UWP 028Persuasive Writing for Multilingual Students (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better. Instruction in analyzing style of persuasive texts, using appropriate vocabulary, and applying English grammatical structures in argumentation. Suitable for multilingual students desiring additional instruction in persuasive English writing. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
UWP 029Research Writing for Multilingual Students (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better. Reading and writing effectively in various research genres across the disciplines. Suitable for multilingual students desiring additional instruction in the linguistic and rhetorical features of research writing in English for academic purposes. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
UWP 048Style in the Essay (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; or equivalent. Restricted to completion of UWP 001, or equivalent, with C- (P) or better. Principles of style, language, and structure in the essay. Analysis and development of voice and genre, including sentence revision for force and clarity, and development of effective paragraphs and essays. Not open for credit to students who have taken UWP 018. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
UWP 049Writing Research Papers (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; or equivalent. Restricted to completion of UWP 1, or equivalent, with C- (P) or better. Principles of research writing. Analysis and development of research topics and effective arguments, including critical reading, analysis, integration, and documentation of source material. Not open for credit to students who have taken UWP 019. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
UWP 092Internship in Writing (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 or UWP 001V or UWP 001Y or ENL 003. Internships in fields where students can practice their skills. May be repeated up to 12 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 or UWP 001V or UWP 001Y or ENL 003; Or equivalent course; consent of instructor. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 or UWP 001V or UWP 001Y or ENL 003; Or equivalent course; consent of instructor. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 100Genre Theory and Professional Writing (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (UWP 001 or UWP 001V or UWP 001Y); UWP 010; Or the equivalent of UWP 001. Introduction to discipline of professional writing. Examination of writing as a social practice, using genre theory as a conceptual framework. Analysis of how genres function rhetorically in specific contexts and how social systems both shape and are shaped by genres. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
UWP 101Advanced Composition (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Instruction in advanced principles of expository writing. Writing tasks within and beyond the University. Different writing modes, including narrative, analysis, explanation, argument, critique. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 102AWriting in the Disciplines: Special Topics (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Open to majors or to students concurrently enrolled in an upper division course in a specific academic discipline or interdisciplinary field. Advanced instruction in writing in that discipline and practice in effective styles of communication. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) if taken in conjunction with a different subject-matter course. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 102BWriting in the Disciplines: Biology (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Open to majors in a biological science or to students concurrently enrolled in an upper division biological science course. Advanced instruction in writing in biology. Not open for credit to students who have completed ENL 102B. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 102CWriting in the Disciplines: History (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Open to majors in history or to students concurrently enrolled in an upper division course accepted for the history major. Advanced instruction in writing in history. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 102DWriting in the Disciplines: International Relations (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Open to majors in international relations or to students concurrently enrolled in an upper division course accepted for the major. Advanced instruction in writing in international relations. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 102EWriting in the Disciplines: Engineering (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Open to upper division students in the College of Engineering and to students enrolled in an upper division engineering or computer science course for the major. Advanced instruction in writing in engineering. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 102FWriting in the Disciplines: Food Science and Technology (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Open to majors in food science and technology and to students concurrently enrolled in an upper division course in food science and technology. Advanced instruction in writing in food science and technology. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 102GWriting in the Disciplines: Environmental Writing (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Open to students with upper division coursework with an environmental focus. Advanced instruction in writing and practice in effective styles of communication in the fields of environmental study, policy, or advocacy. Not open for credit to students who have completed UWP 102A in the same academic field. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 102HWriting in the Disciplines: Human Development and Psychology (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Open to majors and minors or to students concurrently enrolled in an upper division course in Human Development or Psychology. Advanced instruction in writing and practice in effective styles of communication in Human Development and Psychology. Not open for credit to students who have completed UWP 102A in the same academic field. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 102IWriting in the Disciplines: Ethnic Studies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Open to majors and minors in ethnic studies, or students with upper division coursework focusing on race and ethnicity. Advanced instruction in cross-disciplinary writing about race and ethnicity and practice in effective styles of communication. Not open for credit to students who have completed UWP 102A in the same academic field. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 102JWriting in the Disciplines: Fine Arts (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Open to majors and minors or to students concurrently enrolled in an upper division course in Art History, Art Studio, Design, Music, or Theater and Dance. Advanced instruction in writing about the arts and practice in effective styles of communication. Not open for credit to students who have completed UWP 102A in the same academic field. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 102KWriting in the Disciplines: Sociology (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Open to majors and minors in Sociology or to students concurrently enrolled in an upper division Sociology course. Advanced instruction in writing and practice in effective styles of communication in Sociology and related academic and professional fields. Not open for credit to students who have completed UWP 102A in the same academic field. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 102LWriting in the Disciplines: Film Studies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Open to majors and minors or to students concurrently enrolled in an upper division course in Film Studies, Technocultural Studies, English, American Studies, or any other upper division course that includes the analysis and understanding of film as a medium. Advanced instruction in writing about film and practice in effective styles of communication. Not open for credit to students who have completed UWP 102A in the same academic field. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 102MWriting in the Disciplines: Community and Regional Development (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Open to upper division Community and Regional Development majors and minors or upper division students concurrently enrolled in an upper division Community and Regional Development course. Advanced instruction in writing in the Community and Regional Development discipline and practice in effective styles of communication. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 102NWriting in the Disciplines: Anthropology (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better; ENL 003 C- or better; COM 001 C- or better; COM 002 C- or better; COM 003 C- or better; COM 004 C- or better; NAS 005 C- or better; 4 or 5 on AP English Lit and Comp exam; or 6 or better on IB HL English Exam. Restricted to upper division standing; Anthropology Major or Minor. Advanced instruction in writing and practice in effective styles of communication in Anthropology and related academic and professional fields. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
UWP 102NWriting in the Disciplines: Anthropology (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; 4 or 5 on AP English Lit and Comp exam; or 6 or better on IB HL English Exam. Restricted to upper division standing; Anthropology Major or Minor. Advanced instruction in writing and practice in effective styles of communication in Anthropology and related academic and professional fields. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
UWP 104AWriting in the Professions: Business Writing (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Effective communication in and for organizations, including businesses (corporations), government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Suitable for students entering careers that require substantial communications, such as management, public relations, and grant writing. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 104AWriting in the Professions: Business Writing (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Effective communication in and for organizations, including corporations, government agencies, and non-profit. Suitable for students entering careers such as management, public relations, and grant writing. Not open for credit to students who have taken UWP 104AY. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
UWP 104AYWriting in the Professions: Business Writing (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—1.5 hour(s); Web Electronic Discussion—1.5 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Effective communication in and for organizations, including corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit. Suitable for students entering careers such as management, public relations, and grant writing. Not open for credit to students who have taken UWP 104A. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
UWP 104BWriting in the Professions: Law (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Advanced principles of critical thinking, argumentation, and style, with special emphasis on their application in the legal profession. Suitable for students planning careers in law, business, administration, or management. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 104CWriting in the Professions: Journalism (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Non-fiction for magazines and newspapers, with attention to style and language. Emphasis on research, interviewing, market analysis, and query letters. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 104DWriting in the Professions: Elementary and Secondary Education (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Advanced expository writing in the contemporary American classroom. Strongly recommended for teaching credential candidates. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 104EWriting in the Professions: Science (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing or enrollment in a graduate science curriculum. Writing abstracts, research proposals, scientific papers, other forms of scientific communication. Presenting data graphically. Primarily for students engaged in or planning careers in basic or applied research. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 104FWriting in the Professions: Health (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Not open to students who have taken course 104FY. Advanced expository writing common in the health professions, emphasizing effective communication between the writer and different audiences. Topics relate to health, disability, and disease. Suitable for students planning careers in professions such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, optometry. Not open for credit to students who have taken UWP 104FY. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 104FYWriting in the Professions: Health (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—1.5 hour(s); Web Electronic Discussion—1.5 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better; UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Not open to students who have taken course 104F. Advanced expository writing common in the health professions, emphasizing effective communication between the writer and different audiences. Topics relate to health, disability, and disease. Suitable for students planning careers in professions such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, optometry. Not open for credit to students who have taken UWP 104F. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 104IWriting in the Professions: Internships (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Open to students concurrently enrolled in an internship and to Contemporary Leadership minors. Advanced instruction in writing in the workplace, including public and private sectors, government agencies, profit and non-profit organizations. Collaborative work and practice in effective styles of communication. Not open for credit to students who have completed UWP 102A. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 104JWriting in the Professions: Writing for Social Justice (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Advanced instruction in writing for Social Justice, using an interdisciplinary approach combining feminist, critical race, ethnic, cultural, and transnational studies; practice in techniques of research and styles of communication for diverse audiences. Suitable for activists in community organizing, non-profits, politics. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 104TWriting in the Professions: Technical Writing (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 C- or better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; and upper division standing. Communicating effectively about technology and other technical subjects to varied audiences for varied purposes. Suitable for students entering professions that require communicating technical information to subject matter experts, managers, technicians, and non-specialists. Not open for credit to students who have taken UWP 104A prior to fall 2012. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 106English Grammar (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 or UWP 001V or UWP 001Y or ENL 003 or LIN 001 or LIN 001Y; or Consent of Instructor. Survey of present-day English grammar as informed by contemporary linguistic theories. The major syntactic structures of English; their variation across dialects, styles, and registers; their development; and their usefulness in describing the conventions of English. (Same course as ENL 106 and LIN 106.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 110Specialized Genres in Professional Writing (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): Satisfaction of the upper division writing requirement. Restricted to upper-division students who have satisfied the upper-division writing requirement. Counts toward the writing minor. Instruction in the elements and practices of professional writing in specialized genres. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
UWP 111ASpecialized Topics in Journalism (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): Satisfaction of the upper division writing requirement. Restricted to upper-division students with a strong interest in journalism. Counts toward the writing minor. Instruction in the elements and practices of advanced journalism. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) specialized journalism topic for each course differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2009 Fall Quarter.
UWP 111BSpecialized Topics in Journalism: Investigative Journalism (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): Satisfaction of the upper division writing requirement. Restricted to upper-division students with a strong interest in journalism; counts toward the writing minor. Instruction in the elements and practices of in-depth investigative journalism. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2009 Fall Quarter.
UWP 111CSpecialized Topics in Journalism: Science Journalism (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): Satisfaction of the upper division writing requirement. Restricted to upper-division students with a strong interest in journalism. Counts toward the writing minor. Instruction in the elements and practices of science journalism. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2009 Fall Quarter.
UWP 112AIntroduction to Professional Editing (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): Satisfaction of the upper-division writing requirement. Restricted to upper-division students who have satisfied the upper-division writing requirement; counts toward the writing minor, Group C: Theory, History, and Design. Introduction to general editing practices and principles, with an emphasis on professional editing in organizational contexts, including academia and the workplace. Extensive practice in copy, comprehensive, and collaborative editing. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
UWP 120Rhetorical Approaches to Scientific and Technological Issues (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Restricted to upper division standing. Application of rhetorical theories to scientific issues. Topics include: Rhetorical dimensions of scientific knowledge-making; scientific voice; rhetorical figures in science; incommensurability and demarcation; epistemology, definition, and classification; science wars; models of scientific literacy and accommodation, and implications for risk communication. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
UWP 121History of Scientific Writing (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing. History of scientific writing from the 17th century to the present; origins and evolution of scientific genres; role of scientific writing in producing scientific knowledge; discursive differences between disciplines; emergence of English as a global language of science. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
UWP 190Capstone Portfolio Seminar (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): UWP 100. Open to majors who have completed 135 units. Capstone course for majors. Synthesis and application of rhetorical concepts learned in the major. Development of professional digital and print portfolio for graduate school and career applications. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
UWP 192Internship in Writing (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 or UWP 001V or UWP 001Y or ENL 003; or equivalent course; consent of instructor. Internships in fields where students can practice their skills. May be repeated up to 12 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 197TTutoring in Writing (1-5) Active
Tutorial—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Tutoring one-on-one or leading small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with a writing course. May be repeated up to 10 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
UWP 197TCCommunity Tutoring in Writing (1-4) Active
Tutorial—1-4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Field experience, with individuals or in K-12 classroom instruction, focusing on reading- and writing-to-learn strategies in any subject area. May be repeated up to 10 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
UWP 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 or UWP 001V or UWP 001Y or ENL 003; or equivalent course; consent of instructor. May be repeated up to 10 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
UWP 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
UWP 220Rhetorical Approaches to Genre Study (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Using genre theory and methods of analysis to understand and prepare to do research on different types of writing in varying academic and professional contexts. Emphasis on problems in organizational, professional, and/or interdisciplinary communication. (Letter.) Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
UWP 225English for International/ESL Graduate Students (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Multi-skills ESL course designed to help international/ESL students improve their English language skills for successful academic study. Emphasis on writing, speaking, listening, reading, and academic culture. Not open for credit to students who have taken LIN 025. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
UWP 226Writing for International Graduate Students (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Focuses on writing needed for academic work, including summaries, critiques, research and grant proposals, memos, resumes, and research papers. Includes a review of grammar needed for writing and some focus on reading skills and American vocabulary and idioms. Not open for credit to students who have taken LIN 026. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
UWP 250Writing Assessment (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Examines key testing and measurement concepts; the history of writing assessment; and relationships among writing tests and methods of teaching writing; the impacts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and how educational policies both drive and respond to writing assessments. (Letter.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
UWP 253Writing Program Administration (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Theories, models, and procedures of writing programs, primarily in higher education. Developmental, first-year, and advanced writing programs, writing centers, writing-across-the-curriculum programs, writing minors and majors, and graduate programs in rhetoric and composition. (Letter.) Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
UWP 255Theory and Research in Response to Student Writing (4) Active
Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing; Extensive Writing/Discussion; Project (Term Project). Restricted to graduate standing. Intensive focus on the critical topic of response or feedback to student writers. Coverage of philosophy, theory, and empirical research on teacher written feedback, teacher-student writing conferences, peer response, and error correction. (Letter.) Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
UWP 270Literacy and Technology (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Examines how the physical qualities of texts offer different affordances during production and reception; grounds these discussions in the development of literacy practices and writing technologies from ancient to contemporary; creates frameworks for research into literacy, teaching, and textual technologies. (Letter.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
UWP 271Second Language Writing (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing; Project (Term Project). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Restricted to graduate standing. Traces the history of second language writing theory and research on second language writers in a variety of academic and professional contexts. Emphasis on writer characteristics, texts, and contexts. (Letter.) Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
UWP 280Journal Editing Workshop: Writing on the Edge (2) Active
Seminar—2 hour(s). Reading and critiquing manuscript submissions. Discussing relevant work in the field of writing studies. Applying principles of professional editing. Developmental editing, copy-editing, and typesetting of accepted manuscripts. Soliciting articles and communicating with contributors. Students encouraged to enroll both quarters. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
UWP 298Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
UWP 299Individual Study (1-12) Active
Workshop—1-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
UWP 390Theory and Practice of Teaching University-Level Composition (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Open to graduate students teaching course 1 in the fall quarter following this course. Examination of current theories and practices in teaching of writing. Practical application to undergraduate writing courses. Emphasis on designing assignments and class sequences, and responding to student writing. Examination of impact of cultural, technological and theoretical changes on composition pedagogy. (Letter.) Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
UWP 391Oral English for ESL Students (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Open only to non-native speakers of English with priority enrollment to international student teaching assistants; completion of any required ESL courses or consent of instructor. Intensive work in oral English for non-native English-speaking students, particularly international student teaching assistants, to increase fluency, accuracy, and use of appropriate discourse strategies in academic settings; e.g., seminar, discussion, laboratory. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
UWP 392Teaching Expository Writing (2) Active
Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): UWP 390; Graduate standing, appointment as Teaching Assistant in the Composition Program; or the equivalent of UWP 390. Discussion of problems related to teaching expository writing at the university level, with special emphasis on teaching reading and writing skills and responding to student papers. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
UWP 395Teaching Multilingual Writers (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or advanced undergraduate standing. Recommended: UWP 390, LIN 1, ENL/LIN/UWP 106. Preparing teachers of university-level second language writers, whether in composition courses or courses in other disciplines with a substantial writing component. Suitable for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
UWP 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable—1-4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.