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Special Programs

Departments interested in making their courses more writing-intensive, with substantial written assignments that strengthen instruction and improve student engagement, can qualify for special TA training conducted by the University Writing Program.  The UWP will help TAs help undergraduates address writing in the disciplines, focusing on specific writing assignments.  Departments can contact Kathleen Moore (ext. 21385) to learn more about this program.

Courses

ENGL 301. Introduction to the Teaching of English (1)


individual and group conferences, 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing. A flexible program of meetings and workshops specifically devoted to orienting apprentices and transfer TAs to the writing program at UC Riverside. Concentrates on the problem of organizing and teaching ENGL 001A, ENGL 001B, and ENGL 001C or its equivalent. Required of all apprentices and transfer TAs. Students must enroll concurrently in ENGL 302. Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 2 units.


ENGL 302. Teaching Practicum (1-4)


Seminar, 1-4 hours. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing. A flexible program of meetings and conferences on the problems and techniques of writing instruction most pertinent to Basic Writing or to ENGL 001. Required of all TAs for at least five quarters, after which the TA may, with the permission of the Director of ENGL 001, elect to take ENGL 304 instead. Open to all graduate students. Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC). May be repeated for credit.


ENGL 303. Advanced Teaching Practicum (1-2)


Discussion, 1 hour; practicum, 1-2 hours. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing or consent of instructor. A flexible program of meetings and conferences on the problems and techniques of teaching literature, cultural studies, film studies, and related courses. Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC). Course is repeatable as content changes.

For More Information


Kathleen Moore

Associate Director, TA-Training Across the Curriculum

Office Location: HMNSS 1102

Phone: 951-827-1385
Email: kathleen.moore@ucr.edu


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900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Tel: (951) 827-7760
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