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Students who have not yet fulfilled the Entry-Level Writing Requirement by other means must begin to fulfill the UCR writing requirement with English Writing 4, unless they have received a letter placing them in an ESL course: either Basic Writing 1 (taken with Basic Writing 2) or Basic Writing 3.

 

BSWT 001. Immersive English (4)

Lecture, 3 hours; extra reading, 3 hours. Prerequisites: an appropriate score on the University of California Analytical Writing Placement Exam; concurrent enrollment in BSWT 002.  An intensive introduction to oral communication in the academic setting, focusing on academic conversation, dialogue, discussion, groupwork, and presentations.  Emphasizes active listening and speaking.  Designed for students who need immersive instruction in English as a second language before going on to Basic Writing (BSWT 003).  Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC).

BSWT 002. Oral Communication (2)


Lecture, 1.5 hours; extra reading, 1.5 hours. Prerequisites: an appropriate score on the University of California Analytical Writing Placement Exam; concurrent enrollment in BSWT 001.  Training in oral communication for the sake of improving academic speech, comprehension, and writing in English.  Includes reports, talks, academic discussions, and dialogues.  For second-language students in need of immersive training.  Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC).

 

BSWT 003. Basic Writing for Second-Language Students (5)


Lecture, 3 hours; workshop, 2 hours. Prerequisites: an appropriate score on the University of California Analytical Writing Placement Exam; concurrent enrollment in BSWT 003D or BSWT 003L. An introductory course designed for students who need instruction in English as a second language. Helps to develop writing proficiency by means of regular written assignments and intensive individual interaction between student and instructor. Students who pass the course with a grade of “S” should enroll in ENGL 004.  Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC).

BSWT 003D. Basic Writing for Second-Language Students (1)


Discussion, 1 hour. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BSWT 003. Focuses on reading literature with close attention to grammar and style, organizing essays, honing syntax, and asking and answering academic questions.  Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC).

BSWT 003L. Basic Writing for Second-Language Students (1)
Laboratory, 3 hours. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BSWT 003. Focuses on mastery of principles and applications of English grammar and idiomatic expression, as well as critical reading, which are pertinent to second-language students. Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC). Course is repeatable to a maximum of 3 units.

ENGL 002. English Study Group (0)


Lecture, 4 hours. Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in the Summer Bridge Program, ENGL 004, and ENGL 004D or ENGL 004E and ENGL 004D. Provides an intensive review of grammar, training in critical reading of college-level texts, and practice in speed-reading. Carries workload credit equivalent to 2 units but does not count towards graduation units. Offered in summer only. Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC).

ENGL 004. English Writing (4)


Lecture, 3 hours; extra reading and writing, 3 hours. Prerequisites: an appropriate score on the University of California Analytical Writing Placement Exam or a grade of “S” in BSWT 003; concurrent enrollment in ENGL 004D or ENGL 004L. Covers ground rules of academic inquiry and exchange in English writing. Students who pass the course with a grade of “C” or better have completed the University of California Entry-Level Writing Requirement and are eligible to enroll in ENGL 001A.  Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC) grading is not available.

ENGL 004E.  English Writing Hybrid (4)

Lecture, 3 hours; extra reading and writing, 3 hours.  Prerequisites:  an appropriate score on the University of California Analytical Writing Placement Exam; concurrent enrollment in ENGL 004D and ENGL002.  Covers ground rules of academic inquiry and exchange in English writing.  Fifty percent of the course will be taught online.  Requires access to Adobe Flash Player and Broadband connection.  Students who pass the course with a grade of "C" or better have satisfied the UC Entry-Level Writing Requirement and are eligible to enroll in ENGL 001A.  Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC) grading is not available.  Offered in summer only.

ENGL 004D. English Writing (1)


Discussion, 1 hour. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in ENGL 004 or ENGL 004E. Focuses on critical reading of assigned texts, organizing essays, honing syntax, and asking and answering academic questions. Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC).

ENGL 004L. English Writing (1)


Laboratory, 3 hours. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in ENGL 004. Focuses on mastery of principles and applications of English grammar and idiomatic expression, as well as critical reading, for students who do not need, or have advanced beyond, second-language instruction.  Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC). Course is repeatable to a maximum of 3 units.

ENGL 005. Ideas in Conflict (4)


Lecture, 3 hours; extra writing and rewriting, 3 hours. Prerequisites: an appropriate score on the University of California Analytical Writing Placement Exam; concurrent enrollment in ENGL 005D or ENGL 005L. Examines elements of academic argument in the context of major, conflicting texts. Particular attention is given to identifying, analyzing, and framing debatable questions and issues; finding and developing appropriate, persuasive arguments; and tapping the syntactic resources of standard English. Includes extensive readings and numerous writing assignments along with formal oral presentations. Students who pass the course with a grade of “C” or better have completed the University of California Entry-Level Writing Requirement and are eligible to enroll in ENGL 001A.  Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC) grading is not available.

ENGL 005D. Ideas in Conflict (1)


Discussion, 1 hour. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in ENGL 005. Focuses on reading assigned texts with close attention to grammar and style, organizing essays, honing syntax, and asking and answering academic questions. Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC).

ENGL 005L. English Writing (1)


Laboratory, 3 hours. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in ENGL 005. Focuses on advanced mastery of principles and applications of English grammar and idiomatic expression, as well as critical reading. Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC). Course is repeatable to a maximum of 3 units.

ENGL 01PA.  Beginning Composition:  Intensive (4)

Lecture, 3 hours; extra writing and rewriting, 3 hours, weekly tutorial, .5 hours.  Prerequisites: an appropriate score on the University of California Analytical Writing Placement Exam; consent of the Director of the University Writing Program; concurrent enrollment in ENGL 005L. Introduces students to the strategies of personal writing in a multicultural context. Students who pass the course with a grade of "C" or better have completed the University of California Entry-Level Writing Requirement and are eligible to enroll in ENGL 001B.

 

Students who have fulfilled the University-wide Entry-Level Writing Requirement begin to fulfill the UCR writing requirement with the English 1ABC sequence.

 
ENGL 001A. Beginning Composition (4)

Lecture, 3 hours; extra writing and rewriting, 3 hours. Prerequisite: fulfillment of the University of California Entry-Level Writing Requirement.  Introduces students to the strategies of personal writing in a multicultural context.

ENGL 001B. Intermediate Composition (4)


Lecture, 3 hours; extra writing and rewriting, 3 hours. Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in ENGL 001A or equivalent. Emphasizes the transition from personal to public writing in a multicultural context.

ENGL 001C. Applied Intermediate Composition (4)


Lecture, 3 hours; extra writing and rewriting, 3 hours. Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in ENGL 001B or equivalent. Addresses the function of writing in a range of contemporary situations, including that of the academy, from a critical and theoretical perspective.  Credit is awarded for only one of ENGL 001C, ENGL 01HC, or ENGL 01SC.

ENGL 01HC. Honors Applied Intermediate Composition (4)


Lecture, 3 hours; extra reading, 3 hours. Prerequisites: a grade of "C" or better in ENGL 001B or equivalent; admission to the University Honors Program or consent of instructor. Honors course corresponding to ENGL 001C and ENGL 01SC. A course in extended expository prose with emphasis on principles of explanation, interpretation, and argument. Special attention is paid to the theoretical implications of various modes of academic inquiry.  Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC) grading is not available. Credit is awarded for only one of ENGL 001C, ENGL 01HC, or ENGL 01SC.

ENGL 01SC. Applied Intermediate Composition for Science and Engineering Majors (4)


Lecture, 3 hours; extra writing and rewriting, 3 hours. Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in ENGL 001B or equivalent. A course for science and engineering majors corresponding to ENGL 001C and ENGL 01HC. Helps students build the writing skills most relevant to their future work in science or engineering fields. Credit is awarded for only one of ENGL 001C, ENGL 01HC, or ENGL 01SC.


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