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About the University Writing Program

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The UWP offers courses that fulfill the UCR writing requirement.  These courses are designed to help students write effectively in other University courses and later in their professional lives.  University writing demands the ability to read carefully, to analyze what is read, and to draw conclusions about those data for both general and expert audiences.  Our courses help students learn to write well, read closely, and speak formally in public.  

 

University Writing Program Courses

Entry-Level Writing Courses

BSWT001/BSWT002 Immersive English (4 units) focuses on writing/reading.  Oral Communication (2 units) focuses on speaking/listening.  (15-student enrollment cap) Prerequisites: an appropriate score on the Analytical Writing Placement Exam.  Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC).
BSWT003 – Basic Writing for Second-Language Students 6 units total (15-student enrollment cap)
Includes a 4-unit lecture course, a 1-unit online lab, and a 1-unit journal component (BW3L & BW4).  Prerequisites: an appropriate score on the Analytical Writing Placement Exam.  Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC).
 
ENGL004 – English Writing 5-unit college-level course (21-student enrollment cap).  Includes a 4-unit lecture course and a 1-unit online lab course Prerequisites: an appropriate score on the Analytical Writing Placement Exam or a grade of “S” in BSWT003.  Students who pass the course with a grade of “C” or better satisfy the UC Entry-Level Writing Requirement and are eligible to enroll in ENGL 001A.  Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC) grading are not available.
ENGL01PA – Beginning Composition: Intensive 5-unit Freshman-level course (18-student enrollment cap).  Includes English 5L (a one-unit online course) & tutor support.  Participation is limited to a small number of invited students originally placed into English 4. Students who pass the course with a grade of “C” or better satisfy the UC Entry-Level Writing Requirement, earn credit for ENGL 001A, and are eligible to enroll in ENGL 001B.

 

English Composition Courses

ENGL 001A – Beginning Composition 4-unit Freshman-level course (23-student enrollment cap).  For students who have satisfied the Entry-Level Writing Requirement (ELWR).
ENGL 001B – Intermediate Composition 4-unit Freshman-level course (23-student enrollment cap).  Prerequisites: Passing English 1A with a grade of ‘C’ or better.
ENGL 001C – Applied Intermediate Composition 4-unit Freshman-level course (23-student enrollment cap)
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) writing-intensive courses are alternatives to this course.  Prerequisites: Passing English 1B with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

 

Other courses

ENGL 007 – Workshop in WAC 0.5 unit workshop taken concurrently with a Writing Across the Curriculum lecture course.
ENGL 008 – Oral Communication 4-unit Freshman-level course (20-student enrollment cap).  An introduction to public speaking.

 

Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

Teaching resources available for current Instructors and Teaching Assistants: