WRIT - Writing

WRIT 1 Introduction to Composition

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.

Credits

5

Requirements

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.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

WRIT 1A Introduction to Composition

Provides declarative knowledge and procedural knowledge about writing, with a special focus on genre, genre conventions, and rhetorical situation. Provides opportunities for composing in a number of genres. (Formerly Writing 1)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): WRIT 27. Enrollment is restricted to first-year students and sophomores.

General Education Code

C1

WRIT 1E Introduction to Composition

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. Designed to support multilingual learners.

Credits

5

Requirements

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.

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

WRIT 2 Rhetoric and Inquiry

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.

Credits

5

Requirements

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 Code

C

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

WRIT 2H Rhetoric and Inquiry, Honors

Provides declarative knowledge and procedural knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Designed for advanced students.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing Requirement. Enrollment is restricted to College Scholars or students with an AWPE score of 10-12.

General Education Code

C

Quarter offered

Winter

WRIT 11A Adjunct Tutorial in Writing (2 credits per quarter)

A tutorial designed to provide follow-up assistance in writing for students who have passed the Entry Level Writing Requirement, but wish to continue to work on various aspects of their writing. Counts only for academic standing and financial aid purposes, but does not apply toward degree requirements (i.e., counts as workload credit only). Prerequisite(s): approval of the Writing Program; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing Requirement.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 11B Adjunct Tutorial in Writing (2 credits per quarter)

A tutorial designed to provide follow-up assistance in writing for students who have passed the Entry Level Writing Requirement, but wish to continue to work on various aspects of their writing. Counts only for academic standing and financial aid purposes, but does not apply toward degree requirements (i.e., counts as workload credit only). Prerequisite(s): approval of the Writing Program; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing Requirement.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 11C Adjunct Tutorial in Writing (2 credits per quarter)

A tutorial designed to provide follow-up assistance in writing for students who have passed the Entry Level Writing Requirement, but wish to continue to work on various aspects of their writing. Counts only for academic standing and financial aid purposes, but does not apply toward degree requirements (i.e., counts as workload credit only). Prerequisite(s): approval of the Writing Program; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing Requirement.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 23 Grammar and Rhetoric: Language for Writing

Builds on writing skills gained in previous writing courses; focuses on effective language use in academic writing. Students reinforce their written English proficiency by reading, studying, practicing, and writing structures and patterns of written English.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to fourth-quarter students who have not passed the Entry Level Writing Requirement. Open to others by permission of instructor.

WRIT 25 Writing About Place

Students explore the UCSC discourse community including classroom culture, then widen their lens to include the larger Santa Cruz community. Writing moves beyond the paragraph level to include oral communication and presentation skills.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): AWPE for Multilingual Students (AWPE-MLS) score of 2-3.

WRIT 26 Writing About Language

Students explore language acquisition and how to best optimize their own language learning by engaging in a primary research project. Through the research project, students learn to use academic discourse conventions in their own writing.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): WRIT 25 or AWPE for Multilingual Students (AWPE-MLS) score of 4-5.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

WRIT 27 Writing About Genre

Using the theme of Rhetoric and Genre, this course prepares students to transfer into the mainstream composition curriculum by training them to analyze, understand, assess, and successfully produce different genres of writing. Upon passing this course, students satisfy the Entry-level Writing Requirement (ELWR).

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): WRIT 26 or placement by examination.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

WRIT 30 Genre Study: STEM

Engages students in an examination of the textual practices and products (genres) through which knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is created, documented, and disseminated. Enrollment is by interview only and restricted to Summer Academy, first-year participants.

Credits

2

Instructor

Heather Shearer, Tonya Ritola

General Education Code

PR-E

WRIT 64 Newswriting Workshop

Introduction to the basic techniques of newswriting, including practice in leads, formats, and different kinds of news reporting. Emphasis on developing skills in research, interviewing, and shaping stories. Includes an examination of the contemporary media. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, instructor determination at first class meeting.

Credits

5

WRIT 70 Communication and Rhetoric: An Introduction

This course introduces the field of contemporary communication studies, locating its roots in rhetoric and showing how key concepts play out in mass media and other settings as well as in everyday life.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing requirement.

WRIT 93 Field Study

For lower-division students: supervised study within commuting distance of campus. May include internships at magazines, newspapers, publishing houses, or newsletters of corporations, and civic or service organizations. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing requirement; certification of adequate preparation; approval of Writing Program.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 93F Field Study

For lower-division students: supervised study within commuting distance of campus. May include internships at magazines, newspapers, publishing houses, or newsletters of corporations, and civic or service organizations. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 99 Tutorial

Individual, directed study for lower-division students in expository writing, editing, or journalism. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

WRIT 99F Tutorial

Individual, directed study for lower-division students in expository writing, editing, or journalism. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

WRIT 101 Introduction to the History, Theory, and Practice of Rhetoric

A survey of classical and contemporary ideas about rhetoric which explores, practically and theoretically, the best means of persuasion in any situation whatsoever and will consider the nature of human discourse in diverse areas of knowledge.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

WRIT 102 The Rhetoric of the Social Sciences

Develops rhetorical facility in disciplinary writing for upper-division social science majors. Requires critical and disciplinary reading, writing in modes appropriate to social science disciplines, and a substantial research or critical paper within the student's own discipline.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

WRIT 103 Rhetoric of the Natural Sciences

This course explores writing genres within the natural sciences. Emphasis is on the relationships between good science and good writing, clear thinking and clear writing. Frequent papers and substantive revisions required.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): completion of 10 units coursework in the natural sciences, satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors during priority enrollment.

WRIT 104 Writing in the Arts

A writing course focusing on the purposes and composition of various genres of writing about and in the performing arts, visual arts, and music such as reviews, program and exhibit notes, journal and magazine articles, grant proposals, and press releases.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

WRIT 106 Public Speaking

Students learn strategies to write, analyze, and deliver effective speeches of various kinds as well as professional presentations using PowerPoint and other visuals.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

WRIT 107 Technical and Business Writing: An Overview

An exploration of the conventions and formats of business and technical writing. Course work involves writing effective resumes, proposals, letters, end-user manuals, and the fundamentals of Web site design.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

WRIT 108 Electronic Communication

An introduction to the evolving conventions of effective Web site design as well as collaborative writing. Course work includes evaluation of Web site content and structure and creation of hypertext.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

WRIT 109 Argument and Practical Reasoning

An investigation of contemporary persuasive discourse with special attention to the elements and forms of argument, the nature of evidence, questions of validity and probability, and the workings of rhetorical reasoning. Emphasizes the analysis of arguments rather than their construction.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

WRIT 110A Writing in the Professions

Study of writing required in the selected professions, including law, politics, and government. Considers the rhetoric of each discipline and relevant texts. Includes lectures from visiting professionals and a series of writing assignments based on reading and research. Topic may vary from year to year, focusing on the rhetoric of other professional divisions: medicine, engineering, economics, and so forth.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

WRIT 120 Editing English Prose

This course offers extended, detailed instruction in editing one's own and other people's prose for accuracy, clarity, appropriateness, and effectiveness. It provides some history of theories of style and stylistic analysis, and instruction in prose variation according to social context.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

WRIT 159 Grammar for Tutors and Teachers

English grammar from a pedagogical perspective, emphasizing structures, patterns, and conventions of written English that commonly challenge basic writers. Students learn strategies for helping multilingual and other writers improve their writing skills by increasing their awareness of grammar.

Credits

3

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): WRIT 169, or by instructor permission.

Quarter offered

Winter

WRIT 161 Academic Writing and Research Methods

Introduces library and field research methods and also provides instruction and practice in writing from research, addressing issues such as voice, argument, and documentation. Students write four lengthy essays and do considerable informal writing. Course 161 includes sections for re-entry women, transfer students, and students in the EOP Faculty Mentor Program. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Students should contact the instructor for enrollment information.

Credits

5

WRIT 163 Advanced Workshop in Expository Writing

A composition course for students who, having mastered basic writing skills, wish to concentrate on increasing their effectiveness as rhetoricians, prose stylists, and editors. Assignments include writing and revising essays, responding to other students' work, and reading published essays.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 165 Practicum in Reporting

In-depth, community-based reporting, with an emphasis on skills ranging from interviewing techniques to profiles, integrating research with writing. Students choose a specific area or desk of concentration, and all the stories reflect that beat. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; a writing sample, completed in class, is required at first class meeting. Enrollment restricted to journalism minors during priority enrollment.

Credits

5

WRIT 166A Magazine Writing

Introduces students to the various forms of magazine writing, as well as to pertinent reporting techniques. Students work intensively on process, style, and editing, producing numerous formal and informal pieces. Enrollment priority will be given to journalism minors. Students produce a writing sample on the first day of class. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; course 64 or permission of instructor.

Credits

5

WRIT 166B Investigative Reporting

Students acquire basic investigative and research skills, with particular emphasis on how to develop investigative subjects, obtain data, check accuracy, and convert information into well written, publishable articles. Priority given to students concentrating in journalism. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; interview with instructor to review journalism portfolio.

Credits

5

WRIT 166D Minorities in Journalism

Focuses on the minority press and how it has shaped journalism in the U.S. as well as viewing how the media has dealt with this segment of our society. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and consent of instructor.

Credits

5

WRIT 166J Online Journalism

A course in using electronic sources to report articles for publication and in publishing journalistic pieces online. Prerequisite(s): course 64 or journalism experience; instructor determination at first class meeting.

Credits

5

WRIT 166N The Rhetoric of Radio

Examines the theory and practice of radio. Students explore how the formats of radio create its meaning, and investigate radio's place in the landscape of the media, particularly in the U.S. and Mexico. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry level Writing and Composition requirements and consent of instructor.

Credits

5

WRIT 167 Making the News

A writing course examining news and feature articles in popular print media. Students write their own articles and analyze how a particular content is mandated by conventional forms, by the structure of the industries, and by ideas of newsworthiness. Designed for journalism minors and students for whom a course in media criticism is central to their program. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; qualifications determined by instructor at first class meeting.

Credits

5

WRIT 169 Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing

An introduction to theory and research on the composing process and practical strategies for teaching writing, especially in tutorial situations. Recommended for writing assistants. Prerequisite(s): instructor determination at first class meeting; course intended for writing tutors only.

Credits

3

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Fall

WRIT 180 Seminar in Editing and Publishing

Newswriting seminar for City on a Hill editors and writers. Weekly sessions evaluate newspaper in depth, including writing, reporting, and issues in journalism ranging from ethics to legal questions. Prerequisite(s): instructor determination at first class meeting; open only to editors, interns, and writers at City on a Hill Press.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 189 Methods of Teaching Writing

Supervised by a writing instructor, each student attends a weekly seminar on teaching writing and either assists in a class or serves as a facilitator of a small writing group in a course at UCSC or a public school. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 191A Internship in Writing

Regular writing for newspaper or magazine. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 191B Internship in Editing

Work in an editorial position involving critique and guidance of reporters. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 191C Internship in Publishing

All phases of work for a publishing house, from manuscript reading to editorial. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 191D Internship in Broadcasting

Writing, editing, scheduling, and/or broadcast work for television or radio. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 192 Directed Student Teaching

Teaching of a lower-division seminar under faculty supervision. (See course 42.) Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 193 Field Study

For upper-division students: supervised study within commuting distance of the campus. May include internships at magazines, newspapers, publishing houses, or newsletters of corporations, and civic or service organizations. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing requirement; students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

WRIT 193F Field Study

For upper-division students: supervised study within commuting distance of the campus. May include internships at magazines, newspapers, publishing houses, or newsletters of corporations, and civic or service organizations. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 194 Group Tutorial

A writing, editing, or publishing project undertaken by a small group of students under the direct supervision of a writing instructor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 195 Senior Thesis

Individual work on a thesis for any campus major or individual major. Faculty in the Writing Program help students on all phases of work, from selection and focus to development of bibliographies, research techniques, revision, and editing. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 196 Developing and Editing Field Documentation

Helps students transform field documentation into fully developed, professional projects. Employs a weekly production schedule and teaches principles of rhetoric as a means of effectively selecting and arranging documentary materials. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; interview with instructor to review documentary materials.

Credits

2

WRIT 198 Independent Field Study

Individual study for which faculty supervision is possible only by correspondence. May include internships at newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, or the newsletters of corporations, and civic or service organizations. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing requirement; students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 198F Independent Field Study

Individual study for which faculty supervision is possible only by correspondence. May include internships at newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, or the newsletters of corporations, and civic or service organizations. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

WRIT 199 Tutorial

Individual, directed study for upper-division students in expository writing, editing, or journalism. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

WRIT 199F Tutorial

Individual, directed study for upper-division students in expository writing, editing, or journalism. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

WRIT 202 Writing and Learning Seminar

Strategies for teaching assistants to help undergraduates become better learners and writers in disciplinary courses. Topics include using writing to improve reading and thinking, analysis of assignments, avoiding plagiarism, responding to and evaluating papers, ESL writers, peer response, and technological aids.

Credits

3

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

WRIT 203 Teaching Writing

Prepares graduate students to teach first-year composition at UCSC and elsewhere. Development of a syllabus, teaching strategy, and class plans based on study of composition and rhetorical theories, research on students' writing development, and effective writing pedagogies.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter