2020 Writing Program Summer Courses


    Introduction to Composition (online) (5 credits)

  • WRIT 1

    10-Week

    Online only class. 

    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.

    This course is not intended for high school students or visitors from other colleges.

    Proposed Instructor: Tiffany Wong

    *Pending CCI Approval


  • Writing in a Changing Society (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-01

    10-Week

    Our world is constantly changing, and the role of writing is evolving as well.  In this class we will look at writing as a vehicle for integrity and equality in times of transformation, with a particular focus on social justice and the importance of understanding the complexities that are always emerging in our society.  With a keen eye on genre and writing strategies, students will focus on topics that matter to them, always choosing issues that stir their own passions. Research is a key element of the course, as we work to understand the depth of the topics we see as important. (General Education Code(s): C) 

    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.

    This course is not intended for high school students or visitors from other colleges.

    Proposed Instructor - Ellen Newberry


  • Rhetoric & Bullshit (online) (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-02

    10-Week 

    Online only course. 

    Is bullshit the excess of our collective bowel, or the force that keeps it “regular”? The stench of bullshit is near and clear, and yet it lingers -- why? In this online course, we will explore the role bullshit 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. (General Education Code(s): C) 

    Course Video

    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.

    This course is not intended for high school students or visitors from other colleges.

    Proposed Instructor - Anthony Breakspear


  • Rhetoric & Bullshit (online) (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-03

    10-Week 

    Online only course. 

    Is bullshit the excess of our collective bowel, or the force that keeps it “regular”? The stench of bullshit is near and clear, and yet it lingers -- why? In this online course, we will explore the role bullshit 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. (General Education Code(s): C) 

    Course Video

    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.

    This course is not intended for high school students or visitors from other colleges.

    Proposed Instructor - Anthony Breakspear


  • Writing in the Digital Ecosystem (online) (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-04

    10-Week 

    Online only course. 

    The digital revolution of the past decades has completely transformed how we all read and write. To be successful with our writing, we must now understand the complexity and dynamism of the digital ecosystem and how to write for it in multiple styles and media, and on multiple platforms. This online course offers students an introduction to the fundamental properties and systems that shape writing in the digital world, and it will lead students through strategies and practical skills for digitally-based research and for composing common digital popular and scholarly genres. You don't need to be a digital expert to take this course, but since it is an online course, you will need a functional computer and reliable internet access.

    This course is not intended for high school students or visitors from other colleges.

    Proposed Instructor - Philip Longo


  • Writing in the Digital Ecosystem (online) (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-05

    10-Week 

    Online only course. 

    The digital revolution of the past decades has completely transformed how we all read and write. To be successful with our writing, we must now understand the complexity and dynamism of the digital ecosystem and how to write for it in multiple styles and media, and on multiple platforms. This online course offers students an introduction to the fundamental properties and systems that shape writing in the digital world, and it will lead students through strategies and practical skills for digitally-based research and for composing common digital popular and scholarly genres. You don't need to be a digital expert to take this course, but since it is an online course, you will need a functional computer and reliable internet access.

    This course is not intended for high school students or visitors from other colleges.

    Proposed Instructor - Philip Longo