Writing Summer Courses


    Introduction to Composition (5 credits)

  • WRIT 1-01 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Provides declarative knowledge and procedural knowledge about writing, with a special focus on genre, rhetorical situation, revision, editing, and making connections between texts and one's own perspective. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and WRIT 26; or College 1 and AWPE score of 2-6 or AWPE for Multilingual Students (AWPE-MLS) score of 6; or College 1 and course selection via Directed Self-Placement.

    Proposed Instructor: Betina Osborne

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-01 [In Person]

    10-Week 
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Ellen Newberry

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-02 [In Person]

    10-Week 
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Ellen Newberry

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-03 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Theme: From Instagram to the New York Times to the Academic Journal
    In this course, we’ll look at topics that matter most to you – from social justice to science and technology to topics around climate change to education and the educational system to the arts and humanities. Topics over which you research and write may be of relevance to you professionally (in terms of your major and/or field of interest) or personally (what matters to you in terms of where you live, your family, your community, etc.).  What’s ultimately important is that you find your own voice as a writer, and much of that stems from selecting contemporary topics that you feel are worthy of consideration and research. While I’ll guide you through the process, you’ll create the focus. We will work with a range of texts (from news articles to graphics and videos to scholarly and research-oriented texts).  As we do so, we’ll consider how meaning is presented and conveyed through different texts, ranging from social media to news sources to academic source materials.  We’ll consider topics that are current and relevant, and through our work we’ll look at (as readers and writers) how to determine credibility. Revision is a major focus of this course. The course is asynchronous: students will meet semi-regularly/remotely with a Writing Assistant, and individually with me through the 10-week summer quarter.

    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Mark Baker

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-04 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Theme: Rhetoric and Inquiry 

    Students in this course will focus on honing and perfecting their academic writing skills, with a focus on research, drafting, and argumentation. Genre analysis, literacy development, and metacognition will be utilized as lenses through which these skills are developed.
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Dev Bose

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-05 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Theme: Rhetoric + Bullshit
    Is bullshit the excess of our collective bowel, or the force that keeps it “regular”? The stench of bullshit is near and clear, and we’re going to study it! In this online course, we will explore the role bullshit (taurascatics) plays in a “democratic society” by analyzing its relationship to rhetoric; to do this, we will write, read, critique, reflect, and interact with a variety of “texts” that explore a myriad of rhetorical situations and discursive formations -- ancient and modern, political and popular, fabricated and factual -- as a means for studying the excrement of our society. In short, this class will interrogate the shit that stains our collective un/conscious. Note: this is an online course, which means you will need a functional device(s) and stable internet access; the class will be primarily asynchronous, but requires your participation in weekly writing community appointments via Zoom.
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Anthony Breakspear

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-06 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Theme: Rhetoric + Bullshit
    Is bullshit the excess of our collective bowel, or the force that keeps it “regular”? The stench of bullshit is near and clear, and we’re going to study it! In this online course, we will explore the role bullshit (taurascatics) plays in a “democratic society” by analyzing its relationship to rhetoric; to do this, we will write, read, critique, reflect, and interact with a variety of “texts” that explore a myriad of rhetorical situations and discursive formations -- ancient and modern, political and popular, fabricated and factual -- as a means for studying the excrement of our society. In short, this class will interrogate the shit that stains our collective un/conscious. Note: this is an online course, which means you will need a functional device(s) and stable internet access; the class will be primarily asynchronous, but requires your participation in weekly writing community appointments via Zoom.
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Anthony Breakspear

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-07 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Daniel Joesten

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-08 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Daniel Joesten

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-09 [Online]

    10-Week 
    ThemeNeuroscience Narratives About How People Change Their Minds (Or Not…)

    Students in this online asynchronous W2 course will explore the principles of writing effective academic genres by investigating narratives about how neuro-emotional intelligence improves and/or sabotages health and well-being. 

    Questions for consideration include:

    - How do culture and mass media interfere with social relationships, emotional well-being, physical fitness and academic integrity? 
    - How might neuro-emotional training and recalibration resolve sociological, psychological and physical problem(s)?
    - How does neuro-emotional intelligence contribute to a person's success in life more than idealized physical beauty or high performance on IQ tests, SAT scores and other standardized exams?

    Please note that this is an online asynchronous course, which means that the class will primarily engage in asynchronous activities posted on Canvas and require participation in instructor and TA/WA office hours on Zoom and three regularly scheduled writing groups during weeks 5, 7 & 9 on Zoom (meeting times to be determined). 

    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Robin King

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-10 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Theme: Writing with Agility 

    This Writing 2 course is foremost about versatile communication and research.  Whether we realize it in the moment or not, all of us frequently shift our written, spoken and body language depending on our audience, context, and purpose.  In Writing with Agility, you will build upon your pre-existing communication skills and intuition, sharpening your ability to write effectively across a wide variety of contexts and disciplines.  In this course, you have the freedom to choose your own research topic, which you will follow throughout the course as you hone a range of critical reading and research skills.  Though this is a remote asynchronous course, we will consistently interact as a community using online platforms.  You can expect to regularly work with your instructor and classmates to improve your own writing, and to help others as well.  Please note that as part of the class, you will be asked to sign up for periodic conferences/workshops on Zoom. Together, we will study and apply key rhetorical concepts including audience, genre, rhetorical situation, disciplinary discourse, and purpose.  Course readings will be drawn from a variety of academic and non-academic sources, including non-textual.  Writing assignments will emphasize research, critical thinking, intellectual empathy, metacognition, and the reflective writing process.  Ultimately there is no one right way to write, because different situations call for different kinds of writing.  This course will help you build a set of tools to tackle college level writing assignments as well as a multitude of rhetorical situations beyond the classroom.
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Taylor Kirsch

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-11 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Theme: Writing with Agility 

    This Writing 2 course is foremost about versatile communication and research.  Whether we realize it in the moment or not, all of us frequently shift our written, spoken and body language depending on our audience, context, and purpose.  In Writing with Agility, you will build upon your pre-existing communication skills and intuition, sharpening your ability to write effectively across a wide variety of contexts and disciplines.  In this course, you have the freedom to choose your own research topic, which you will follow throughout the course as you hone a range of critical reading and research skills.  Though this is a remote asynchronous course, we will consistently interact as a community using online platforms.  You can expect to regularly work with your instructor and classmates to improve your own writing, and to help others as well.  Please note that as part of the class, you will be asked to sign up for periodic conferences/workshops on Zoom. Together, we will study and apply key rhetorical concepts including audience, genre, rhetorical situation, disciplinary discourse, and purpose.  Course readings will be drawn from a variety of academic and non-academic sources, including non-textual.  Writing assignments will emphasize research, critical thinking, intellectual empathy, metacognition, and the reflective writing process.  Ultimately there is no one right way to write, because different situations call for different kinds of writing.  This course will help you build a set of tools to tackle college level writing assignments as well as a multitude of rhetorical situations beyond the classroom.
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Taylor Kirsch

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-12 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Theme: Writing Biography
    In this course you choose your own adventure and create a biographical writing project based on self-directed research. At the beginning of the course, each student will propose a person to research, as we learn about the history, genres, and ethics of biographical writing. Much of this course is dedicated to biographical research, and learning scholarly and journalistic research methods. During the last four weeks of the course, students will draft, workshop, and revise a long-form piece of research-based biographical writing.   

    This is an online asynchronous course with no set class meeting times or required synchronous activities. The curriculum is designed to facilitate flexible coursework throughout the week, so that you can learn at your own pace and develop skills for self-directed research.

    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Madeline Lane

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-13 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Theme: Writing Biography
    In this course you choose your own adventure and create a biographical writing project based on self-directed research. At the beginning of the course, each student will propose a person to research, as we learn about the history, genres, and ethics of biographical writing. Much of this course is dedicated to biographical research, and learning scholarly and journalistic research methods. During the last four weeks of the course, students will draft, workshop, and revise a long-form piece of research-based biographical writing.   

    This is an online asynchronous course with no set class meeting times or required synchronous activities. The curriculum is designed to facilitate flexible coursework throughout the week, so that you can learn at your own pace and develop skills for self-directed research.

    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Madeline Lane

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-14 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Theme: The Anti-Racist Academic Identity
    Writing 2 Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. 
    The institutional racism in the United States’ system of higher education is the legacy of a unique form of settler colonialism. For example, writing requirements for college are not isolated rules for specific generations. Rather, they are part of the long history of epistemological racism and the racist notion of "Standard English". This course presents the antiracist academic identity as a frame for engaging the emerging writing and research process for college writers to undermine the role of epistemological racism in higher education. 

    Two questions will structure the course: 1) What is antiracist about writing and research? 2) How may an antiracist academic identity support academic writing and research?
    To begin to answer these questions, we will undertake a process driven through personal inquiry utilizing writing anchor concepts and research threshold concepts to investigate contemporary topics and issues; we will undertake intersectional and positional frames of critical inquiry while viewing genre as a rhetorically situated act that supports academic writing and research; finally, we will utilize the traditionally closed forms of historic and ethnographic academic writing to develop a digital short, or transmodal presentation of our writing and research
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Joseph Navarro

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-15 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Theme: The Anti-Racist Academic Identity
    Writing 2 Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. 
    The institutional racism in the United States’ system of higher education is the legacy of a unique form of settler colonialism. For example, writing requirements for college are not isolated rules for specific generations. Rather, they are part of the long history of epistemological racism and the racist notion of "Standard English". This course presents the antiracist academic identity as a frame for engaging the emerging writing and research process for college writers to undermine the role of epistemological racism in higher education. 

    Two questions will structure the course: 1) What is antiracist about writing and research? 2) How may an antiracist academic identity support academic writing and research?
    To begin to answer these questions, we will undertake a process driven through personal inquiry utilizing writing anchor concepts and research threshold concepts to investigate contemporary topics and issues; we will undertake intersectional and positional frames of critical inquiry while viewing genre as a rhetorically situated act that supports academic writing and research; finally, we will utilize the traditionally closed forms of historic and ethnographic academic writing to develop a digital short, or transmodal presentation of our writing and research
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Joseph Navarro

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-16 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Theme: Digital Rhetoric
    This iteration of Writing 2, Digital Rhetoric, examines online communication and research. We'll tweet and design new emoji. We'll study the latest AI bot composition tools and responsibly harness it in our writing, adhering to updated plagiarism guidelines. And we'll review digital research resources and create podcasts on our research topics. Asynchronous instruction will include pre-recorded lecture and small group work through discussion boards and online peer editing. The course instructor and two embedded writing tutors will be available for individual consultation via Zoom.
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Nirshan Perera

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-17 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Theme: Digital Rhetoric
    This iteration of Writing 2, Digital Rhetoric, examines online communication and research. We'll tweet and design new emoji. We'll study the latest AI bot composition tools and responsibly harness it in our writing, adhering to updated plagiarism guidelines. And we'll review digital research resources and create podcasts on our research topics. Asynchronous instruction will include pre-recorded lecture and small group work through discussion boards and online peer editing. The course instructor and two embedded writing tutors will be available for individual consultation via Zoom.
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Nirshan Perera

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-18 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Brenda Sanflippo

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-19 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Brenda Sanflippo

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-20 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Andrea Seeger

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-21 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Andrea Seeger

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-22 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Theme: Rhetoric and Inquiry (or, Choose Your Own Research Adventure)
    The theme of this asynchronous online section of Writing 2 is “rhetoric” and “inquiry,” just like the course name implies. You’ll learn about rhetoric (invention, genre, audience, style, arrangement, and delivery), and you’ll ask and answer questions through conducting research and sharing your findings in rhetorically appropriate ways. What questions will you ask? That will be up to you, in large part. The subject matter you write about will be determined by your interests. And you’ll be able to choose, within certain parameters, how you find answers to the questions you pose. 

    Because this section of Writing 2 is online (asynchronous), there will be no regular class meetings with the instructor/whole class. You will, however, have the opportunity  to join a writing group with other members of the class. (It’s an option. You will not be required to join a writing group.) I use contract grading for Writing 2, which means that at the start of the quarter, I’ll give you a list of what you need to do to earn a specific final course grade (A-F). Individual assignments will be given a score of “complete” or “incomplete,” and your final course grade will be determined by the number of complete scores you’ve earned. Students tell me that they prefer this type of grading because it frees them up to take productive risks as writers, and this is why I use it. To be successful in this course, you need a computer and stable access to the internet, a good dose of internal motivation, and strong reading skills. 

    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Heather Shearer

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-23 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Theme: Rhetoric and Inquiry (or, Choose Your Own Research Adventure)
    The theme of this asynchronous online section of Writing 2 is “rhetoric” and “inquiry,” just like the course name implies. You’ll learn about rhetoric (invention, genre, audience, style, arrangement, and delivery), and you’ll ask and answer questions through conducting research and sharing your findings in rhetorically appropriate ways. What questions will you ask? That will be up to you, in large part. The subject matter you write about will be determined by your interests. And you’ll be able to choose, within certain parameters, how you find answers to the questions you pose. 

    Because this section of Writing 2 is online (asynchronous), there will be no regular class meetings with the instructor/whole class. You will, however, have the opportunity  to join a writing group with other members of the class. (It’s an option. You will not be required to join a writing group.) I use contract grading for Writing 2, which means that at the start of the quarter, I’ll give you a list of what you need to do to earn a specific final course grade (A-F). Individual assignments will be given a score of “complete” or “incomplete,” and your final course grade will be determined by the number of complete scores you’ve earned. Students tell me that they prefer this type of grading because it frees them up to take productive risks as writers, and this is why I use it. To be successful in this course, you need a computer and stable access to the internet, a good dose of internal motivation, and strong reading skills. 

    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Heather Shearer

  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-24 [Online]

    10-Week 
    Theme: Rhetoric and Inquiry (or, Choose Your Own Research Adventure)
    The theme of this asynchronous online section of Writing 2 is “rhetoric” and “inquiry,” just like the course name implies. You’ll learn about rhetoric (invention, genre, audience, style, arrangement, and delivery), and you’ll ask and answer questions through conducting research and sharing your findings in rhetorically appropriate ways. What questions will you ask? That will be up to you, in large part. The subject matter you write about will be determined by your interests. And you’ll be able to choose, within certain parameters, how you find answers to the questions you pose. 

    Because this section of Writing 2 is online (asynchronous), there will be no regular class meetings with the instructor/whole class. You will, however, have the opportunity  to join a writing group with other members of the class. (It’s an option. You will not be required to join a writing group.) I use contract grading for Writing 2, which means that at the start of the quarter, I’ll give you a list of what you need to do to earn a specific final course grade (A-F). Individual assignments will be given a score of “complete” or “incomplete,” and your final course grade will be determined by the number of complete scores you’ve earned. Students tell me that they prefer this type of grading because it frees them up to take productive risks as writers, and this is why I use it. To be successful in this course, you need a computer and stable access to the internet, a good dose of internal motivation, and strong reading skills. 

    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

    General Education C
    Proposed Instructor: Heather Shearer

  • Global Seminar: Writing 2: Travel Writing and Podcasting in Ireland (8 credits)

  • WRIT 2GS & CRWN 98B [In Person]

    Learn more and apply through Global Learning