College Writing Programs (COLWRIT)

Courses

COLWRIT 1 Grammar and Vocabulary of Written English 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course is intended to serve as a course for students who are non-native speakers of English and who wish to work on their written English. The purpose of the course is to develop students' ability to edit their own writing and to identify high frequency non-idiomatic uses of English. Intensive, individualized practice will be provided for students from different language backgrounds.

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COLWRIT N1 Writing in the University 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 1996 10 Week Session
This course is intended to serve students enrolled in the Summer Bridge Program. In keeping with this parent program, it provides students a bridge from high school to university writing. Offering students instruction in the specialized writing that will be required of them in the university, N1 gives students practice with a range of thematically-linked writing and reading tasks and demands, including composing expository and narrative essays and
analyzing works of fiction and nonfiction representing multicultural perspectives. Students must take the course for a letter grade. Completion with a grade of C or better satisfies the University-wide Subject A requirement. Students who do not earn a C but who complete all the required work may be given a C- and would then enroll in a section of 1A in the fall.
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COLWRIT N1A Accelerated Reading and Composition 5 Units

Terms offered: Summer 1996 10 Week Session
An intensive, accelerated course satisfying concurrently the requirements of Subject A and the first half of Reading and Composition. Readings will include imaginative, expository, and argumentative texts representative of the range of those encountered in the undergraduate curriculum and will feature authors from diverse social and cultural backgrounds and perspectives. Instruction in writing a range of discourse forms and in the revision of papers.

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COLWRIT R1A Accelerated Reading and Composition 6 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 10 Week Session
An intensive, accelerated course satisfying concurrently the requirements of the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement and the first half of Reading and Composition. Readings will include imaginative, expository and argumentative texts representative of the range of those encountered in the undergraduate curriculum and will feature authors from diverse social and cultural backgrounds and perspectives. Instruction in writing a range
of discourse forms and in the revision of papers.
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COLWRIT W1 Grammar and Vocabulary of Written English (Web-based) 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This is intended to serve as a course in which students who are non-native speakers of English can work on improving their writing skills. Course goals include developing students' ability to edit their own writing and to identify high-frequency, non-idiomatic uses of English. Intensive, individualized practice will be provided for students from different language backgrounds. This course is web-based.

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COLWRIT N2 Writing the Bridge: From High School to the University 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
This 3-unit course is intended to serve students enrolled in the Summer Bridge Program. In this course, students will explore their educational experience as they read essays, poetry, and fiction on issues of language, culture, and identity. In their journals and in their essays, students will examine ways in which these forces interact to create a student identity.

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COLWRIT R4A Reading and Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
This writing seminar satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement. The course is designed to offer students structured, sustained, and highly articulated practice in the recursive processes entailed in reading, critical analysis, and composing. Students will read five thematically related book-length texts, or the equivalent, drawn from a range of genres, in addition to
various non-print sources. In response to these materials, they will craft several short pieces leading up to three longer essays--works of exposition and argumentation.
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COLWRIT R4B Reading, Composition, and Research 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
A seminar satisfying the second half of the R&C requirement, R4B offers structured and sustained practice in the recursive processes used in reading, critical analysis, and writing. Students engage with thematically-related materials from a range of genres and media. In response, they craft short pieces leading to longer expository and/or argumentative essays. Students draft a research essay, develop a research question, gather, evaluate
, and synthesize information from various sources. Elements of the research process--a proposal, an annotated bibliography, an abstract, a "works cited" list, etc.--are submitted with the final report in a research portfolio. Students write a minimum of 32 pages of prose during the semester.
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COLWRIT 5A English through Broadway Musicals 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
Through the medium of Broadway musicals, this course will help students improve their vocabulary, reading, writing, listening comprehension, note-taking, and oral communication. Students will view musicals (video and live); learn about their plots, songs, and lyrics; examine the historical context represented in each piece; write reviews/critiques; and work on oral presentation skills. Course includes a fieldwork
component.
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COLWRIT 5B English through Drama 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course explores the language, structure, and performance of plays. Students use film, television, journals, current events, controversial issues, and personal experience as source material to write and perform plays. Course activities include character, storyline, and dialogue exercises; and close reading and analysis of academic readings. Course goals: learn academic conventions for writing, improve critical /analytical reading skills, and hone oral skills
for university success.
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COLWRIT 5C English Through Film 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
Students will have the opportunity to practice critical thinking, listening, speaking, reading, writing, and vocabulary skills by studying contemporary issues and learning about how the elements of film--script, cinematography, sound, lighting, and more--work together to help build a film's story and themes. Course includes a fieldwork component. Multiple sections: placement based on Day 1 assessment of interests
and needs.
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COLWRIT 5D English Through Literature 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
Literature offers wonderful opportunities to understand societal and interpersonal conflicts, develop vocabulary, and refine analytical skills. Designed for non-native English speakers, this course engages students in close reading and discussions of conflicts in the literature. Students are expected to read, write, and speak about the texts and themes covered in class. Course includes
a fieldwork component. Multiple sections: placement based on Day 1 assessment of interests and needs.
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COLWRIT 5E English Through Popular Music 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course provides an introductory study of popular music in the U.S. and how it has shaped American culture. Through this course, students will (a) increase their understanding of American cultural history by studying the significant trends and messages of its popular music and (b) develop and apply analytical and linguistic skills for close listening, analysis, synthesis, and
oral presentation. A fieldwork component encourages student engagement with the local community and topic.
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COLWRIT 5F English, Research, and Human Rights 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course, designed to introduce current international human rights issues to non-native English speakers, helps students improve their critical listening, vocabulary, oral communication, and note-taking skills--the skills needed for participation in university courses and in the fields of international human rights, business, and law. Course includes a fieldwork component. Multiple
sections: placement based on Day 1 assessment of interests and needs.
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COLWRIT 5G English, Research, and Multicultural California 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
Throughout its history, California has been a destination for entrepreneurs, immigrants and displaced people, and those interested in alternative lifestyles. This course introduces ESL students to the many groups that came to California and how their presence has shaped its history. Preparing ESL students for the academic language needed in college classrooms, this course requires
that students research, write, and present on course texts and themes. Course includes a fieldwork component.
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COLWRIT 5H English, Research, and Sustainability 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
In this course, students analyze critical issues and conflicts that arise related to sustainability. Course goals include improving academic English reading and research skills through completing a research review and proposal; and oral skills through engagement with video, interviews, panel discussions, and presentations. Course includes a fieldwork component.

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COLWRIT 5I Television, Culture, and Communication 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
Students will practice critical listening vocabulary, oral communication, and note-taking skills by studying American culture and social institutions as portrayed in television programs and advertisements. Assignments attempt to prepare students for seminar-style university classes. Course includes a fieldwork component. Multiple sections: placement based on Day 1 assessment of interests and needs.

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COLWRIT 5J Language, Culture, and Consumerism 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
Focusing on conversation skills in and outside of academic settings, this course challenges students to use their English language critical listening, speaking, and note-taking skills while focusing on sociological and economic issues related to shopping and consumerism. Students will listen to lectures; learn new vocabulary; watch and critique video and film clips; examine articles in the media and journals; and participate in debates and presentations.
Fieldwork component.
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COLWRIT 5K Culture, Communication, and the Media 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course examines how the various forms of media intersect with culture to reinforce or change how we see ourselves and the world. Students examine this intersection of culture and the media through print, radio, TV, movies, music, and the Internet. Through course assignments, students will develop the following language skills: critical listening and reading; small group, whole-class, and public speaking;
response writing; and academic and colloquial vocabulary. Course includes a fieldwork component.
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COLWRIT 5L English and the Environment 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
Students will improve their English language listening, speaking, reading, writing, and note-taking skills while focusing on current issues and debates related to environmental issues. Students will discuss, analyze, and critique lectures, videos, and readings; write or tape responses and syntheses; and further research and present on an environmental topic or movement of specific interest. This course has a fieldwork component.

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COLWRIT 6A English Language Studies: Academic Speaking 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 3 Week Session
This course is designed to give students intensive practice in spoken English for academic purposes, preparing international students for the college experience. The course focuses on main areas of content: speaking in academic situations, giving oral presentations, and particpating in small-group and whole-class discussions.

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COLWRIT 6B English Language Studies: Academic Vocabulary 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 3 Week Session
This course aims to increase students' active command of the most common words used in academic contexts. Using material from a variety of disciplines, the course practices vocabulary through all four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with an emphasis on speaking and small-group discussion. In addition, students learn strategies for recording, remembering, and reviewing important
vocabulary.
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COLWRIT 6C English Language Studies: Business Vocabulary 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 3 Week Session
This course aims to help English language learners improve their command of vocabulary used in a variety of general business contexts. Students will read short articles, watch videos, and discuss topics of general interest from the world of business. Strategies for identifying, recording, and remembering vocabulary will be discussed.

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COLWRIT 6E English Language Studies: Grammar and Editing 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 3 Week Session
This course aims to help students immprove their grammatical accuracy in speaking and writing English. Through practice and feedback, this course introduces students to resources for grammar development, presents grammar rules, and focuses on developing editing strategies and on immproving sentence structure and variety.

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COLWRIT 6F English Language Studies: Listening and Speaking 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
The aim of this course is to provide students with practice in intensive and extensive listening, as well as practice in speaking. Speaking activities will include pronunciation practice, short presentations, and impromptu speaking activities. In this course, students will learn how to use listening texts more effectively for self study in both listening and speaking by identifying, analyzing
, and then producing features of the text.
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COLWRIT 6G English Language Studies: Writing for New Media 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 3 Week Session
In this interactive course, students will develop their reading, writing, and speaking skills by analyzing, discussing and crafting blog posts, digital stories, and other new media selections. Course assignments will focus on vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure, pronunciation, and overall writing structure and organization.

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COLWRIT 6H English Language Studies: Writing Creative Non-Fiction 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course provides students practice in drafting creative non-fiction--memoir, travel/place essays, and the personal essay. Students will focus on creating vivid details and description, using imagery and figurative language, and ordering information for impact. Through these exercises and essays, studnts will have the opportunity to improve their critical reading, vocabulary, grammar
, and writing skills.
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COLWRIT 6I English Language Studies: Conflict Resolution Skills 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 3 Week Session
This intensive course helps students improve speaking, listening, grammar, and vocabulary/idioms skills while learning practical skills to resolve conflicts with people from different cultures. Students will act as mediators and disputants in mediation role-plays involving American culture topics based on business, law, culture, politics, and the environment. Course goal: achieve more natural
fluency and listening comprehension in English for academic and professional purposes.
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COLWRIT 6J English Language Studies: Academic Test Preparation 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 3 Week Session
The goal of this course is to help students feel confident and well-prepared when taking the iBT TOEFL and IELTS exams. This course will focus specfically on the speaking and writing sections, given that the integrated writing and speaking tasks on these tests require responding to readings and short lectures/discussions—skills needed not only for standardized test-taking but also for exams and
group work at the university level.
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COLWRIT 6K English Language Studies: Academic Reading and Writing 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
The goal of this class is to prepare students for the types of reading and writing in first-year composition courses at U.S. universities. The course addresses the reading process, including annotation, analysis and evaluation, and the writing process, including organization and planning as well as summarizing and paraphrasing. 

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COLWRIT 7A English Language Studies: American Language and Culture: English Language Studies: American Culture through the Media 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course focuses on building English skills while exploring American culture through the media. Students will listen to lectures, watch and discuss film clips, and read current news magazines. In addition, students will actively participate in large and small group discussions and debates. The course requires students to focus on and create interesting, well-organized informative speeches
, and convincing persuasive written and oral responses.
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COLWRIT 7B English Language Studies: American Language and Culture: English Language Studies: The Beat Generation 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 3 Week Session
This English as a Second Language (ESL) course is designed to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. The starting point of the course is to examine the Beat Generation writers, specifically Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, looking at their relevance to the 50's and 60's and how their ideas led to and shaped the counterculture movements of the 60's and 70's. Through readings
and video and audio clips, students will have the opportunity to explore the Beat Generation's impact in Berkeley and San Francisco.
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COLWRIT 7C English Language Studies: American Language and Culture: English Language Studies: Business and Social Entrepreneurship 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2016 3 Week Session, Summer 2012 3 Week Session, Summer 2011 3 Week Session
This course explores debates concerning the role of business in addressing social issues, while providing support for English reading, listening, note-taking, and speaking skills. Social entrepreneuship has gained popularity and sparked debate in the United States and throughout the world as individual entrepreneurs have found more efficient ways to provide medicine, social services, education
, and environmentally sustainable consumer products.
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COLWRIT 7D English Language Studies: Food Culture in the U.S. 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 3 Week Session
Many sociocultural and economic factors affect the ways individuals and groups manage food. The course focuses on current food movements and trends in the US--and the many ethical, cultural, and financial aspects that both underlie and result from them. Students will examine this topic through a wide variety of sources: readings, films, music, guest speakers, lectures, video clips, panel discussions
, individual research, and personal experience.
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COLWRIT 7E Language, Culture & Environmental Issues in the U.S. 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 3 Week Session
This course challenges students to use their English language reading, listening/speaking, note-taking, and research skills while focusing on environmental issues. Students will listen to lectures, watch and critique video and film clips, conduct research, and examine conflicting beliefs based on articles in the media and journals. The course requires students to participate in discussions and
debates while reflecting on personal views.
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COLWRIT 7G English Language Studies: American Language and Culture: English Language Studies: City and Community 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 3 Week Session, Summer 2015 3 Week Session
People around the globe are confronting limitations to freedom, health, and safety. In this class, we will study real examples of how people in different places across the U.S. and the globe are discovering and leveraging creativity and community as powerful tools to confront problems. Content goals: defining community and critically assessing local initiatives. Language goals: improving listening
and speaking skills through videos, lectures, discussion, role plays, debates, and presentations.
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COLWRIT 7H English Language Studies: American Language and Culture: English Language Studies: Popular Music in the U.S. 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2014 10 Week Session, Summer 2014 3 Week Session, Summer 2013 3 Week Session
This course provides an introductory study of popular music in the U.S. and its influence on American culture. Through this course, students will (a) increase their understanding of American cultural history by studying the significant trends and messages of its popular music and (b) develop and apply analytical and linguistic skills for close listening, interpretation, oral presentation, and
synthesis.
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COLWRIT 7I English Language Studies: American Language and Culture: English Language Studies: California History 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2014 3 Week Session, Summer 2013 10 Week Session, Summer 2013 3 Week Session
Using a variety of sources including video and written primary and secondary sources, students are introduced to key events in the history of California. Students will listen to lectures, watch videos and movie extracts, and read articles and listen to songs about the California experience to develop their vocabulary, listening, speaking, and reading skills.

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COLWRIT 7J English Language Studies: American Language and Culture: English Language Studies: California Culture 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
California remains a leader in cultural change. This class will focus on English listening and speaking skills while exploring the progressive style of California culture. Students will listen to short lectures and influential music, view and discuss featured video clips, read about California icons, and actively participate in discussions, group presentations, and fieldwork to increase
fluency and learn about local culture.
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COLWRIT 7K English Language Studies: Understanding American Culture through Humor 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 3 Week Session
Through this course, an introductory study of humor in the U.S. and its influence on American culture, students will increase their understanding of American cultural history and current popular culture by studying the significant trends and messages of its social and political humor; develop and apply analytical and linguistic skills for close listening, conversation, and presentations; and experience
live political and social humor by attending comedy performances in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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COLWRIT 7L English Language and Culture: American Sports and Games 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2015 3 Week Session
This course provides an introductory study of popular recreational activities in the U.S. and hands-on knowledge of the play of several sports and games. Through this course, students will increase their understanding of American culture by engaging in practice games/sports activities and by analyzing Americans’ attitudes towards sports and games. Course goals: Enhance reading, writing, listening, small group discussion, and group presentation skills.

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COLWRIT 8 English for Academic and Professional Purposes 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
A 60-hour course focusing on speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary and providing a level of instruction that meets students' specific needs. Classes are content-based, with a focus on contemporary high-interest topics. Students participate in oral presentations, group projects, discussions, and field trips. This course is appropriate for international and
immigrant students interested in improving language skills. Online placement exam required.
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COLWRIT 9A English as a Second Language: English for Specific Purposes: Academic Research 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course introduces the basic terminology, techniques, and strategies necessary for academic research in American universities. Students will refine topics; evaluate/use outside sources to support claims; practice citation, summary, and paraphrasing skills; and write multiple drafts. Each section will craft literature reviews and research on a specific theme; each student can
approach the theme within the framework of his or her discipline or interest. Course includes a fieldwork component.
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COLWRIT 9B English as a Second Language: English for Specific Purposes: Academic Vocabulary 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session
Academic writing and speaking require a wide understanding of vocabulary. In this course, students are introduced to numerous online and paper resources and learn strategies for improving vocabulary development, including effective ways to build vocabulary and recall new vocabulary through a series of readings, writings and other class activities. Course includes a fieldwork
component.
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COLWRIT 9C Academic Writing for Multilingual Students 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
In this class, students learn about the content, structure, and organization of academic essays. Through in- and out-of-class writing, students work on focusing topics, organizing arguments, and supporting claims with evidence and reasoning. Sentence structures, summarizing, paraphrasing, correct use of citations, and editing skills will also be addressed.

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COLWRIT 9E English as a Second Language: English for Specific Purposes: Business English 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
In this course, students will have the opportunity to improve communication skills in order to do business in English. The following topics will be covered: negotiating; writing business letters, memos, and resumes; developing business vocabulary; improving business social skills; reading and discussing case studies; and exploring Internet business. Course includes a fieldwork component.
Multiple sections: placement based on Day 1 assessment of interests and needs.
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COLWRIT 9F English as a Second Language: English for Specific Purposes: Business Speaking 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course focuses on oral language in business contexts, including meetings, negotiations, presentations, debates, interviews, and informal social settings. Students learn appropriate phrases and topics for business conversation and improve their abilities through practice both in and out of class. Course includes a fieldwork component. Multiple sections: placement based on Day
1 assessment of interests and needs.
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COLWRIT 9G Medical English 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course, designed for current or future medical professionals, focuses on mastery of medical idioms and vocabulary essential to work in health care fields. Students learn standard phrasal and vocabulary, critically read and respond to case studies and medical journals, and gain perspectives on medicine through the eyes of practitioners, patients, and families. Students also interact
with working professionals and observe practices on site via fieldwork assignments.
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COLWRIT 9I English for Specific Purposes: Communication Skills for Conflict Resolution 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course is an introduction to conflict resolution for intermediate-advanced level ESL students. It includes interactive mediation role–plays requiring students to develop a complex set of English skills (grammatical accuracy; speaking and listening; pronunciation; and new vocabulary and idioms) and sociolinguistic skills (body language, formality, and tone). Course includes a
fieldwork component to help students improve problem-solving and communication skills.
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COLWRIT 9J English for Specific Purposes: English Grammar and Academic Writing Style 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session
Aimed at intermediate-advanced multilingual students, the goal of this course is to help students improve and expand their knowledge of grammar rules, editing and proofreading strategies, and sentence structure and variety to achieve an academic style. Using their own and professional writers' work, students will expand their repertoire of grammatical structures and improve
the clarity and sophistication of their writing. Course includes a fieldwork component. Multiple sections: placement based on Day 1 assessment of interests and needs.
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COLWRIT 9N English as a Second Language: English for Specific Purposes: Legal English and U.S. Law 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
Designed for non-native speakers of English, this course introduces the basics of U.S. federal and state court systems, judge and jury trials, case law method, and selected areas of law based on student interest. The course requires students to use new vocabulary and idioms; read and analyze judges' decisions; organize, write, and edit arguments about legal issues; give oral presentations;
and participate in formal and informal discussions and role-plays. Course includes a fieldwork component.
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COLWRIT 9O English as a Second Language: English for Specific Purposes: English for Specific Purposes: Legal Writing 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course helps international lawyers and law students understand how to communicate effectively in writing in an American legal context. In this course, students will learn a brief overview of the American legal system; strategies for reading legal cases; and strategies for legal writing, research, and analysis. Course includes a fieldwork component. Multiple sections: placement
based on Day 1 assessment of interests and needs.
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COLWRIT 9P English for Specific Purposes: Conflict Resolution for Business, Law, and International Relations 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2014 10 Week Session, Summer 2014 Second 6 Week Session
Introducing negotiation and mediation to intermediate-advanced academic or professional ESL students. The course focuses on strategies to prevent and resolve conflicts, including cross-cultural ones, in business, law, and international relations. Tasks include interactive negotiation and mediation simulations requiring students to develop a complex set of language (grammar, speaking/listening
, pronunciation, vocabulary/idioms) and sociolinguistic skills (body language, formality, and tone).
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COLWRIT 9R English for Academic and Public Speaking 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
In this course, ESL students learn and practice the rhetorical and oral skills needed to speak in various situations in the U.S. The course focuses on designing formal and informal presentations for varied purposes and audiences, constructing/defending arguments, and fielding critical questions. Also emphasized are communication skills needed for interacting in group and in one-on-one
formats. Course includes a fieldwork component.
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COLWRIT 9S English as a Second Language: English for Specific Purposes: Pronunciation 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course is designed to help students improve their ability to communicate effectively in social and academic settings by means of a detailed, systematic study of the sounds and patterns of spoken American English. Audio journals and in-class assignments provide in-depth practice with individual sound production as well as stress, rhythm, and intonation. Course includes a fieldwork
component. Multiple sections: placement based on Day 1 assessment of interests and needs.
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COLWRIT 9V English as a Second Language: English for Specific Purposes: English for Science and Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course is designed to help students improve English speaking and writing skills essential for functioning well in academic and professional science and engineering activities. A significant portion of the course is devoted to developing the style, vocabulary, and grammar used most frequently in technical communication. Course includes a fieldwork component. Multiple sections:
placement based on Day 1 assessment of interests and needs.
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COLWRIT 9W English for Specific Purposes: English for Speech and Debate 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session
Aimed at intermediate-advanced multilingual students, this course presents the basics of speech and debate. Students will learn to construct basic arguments, work on speaking style, watch sample speeches and debates, write speeches, and participate in Parliamentary-style debates. In completing course assignments, students will have the opportunity to practice and improve all
aspects of their oral skills in English. Course includes a fieldwork component. Multiple sections: placement based on Day 1 assessment.
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COLWRIT W9 English as a Second Language: English for Specific Purposes 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
A course in English as a Second Language focusing on different language content areas: writing, grammar and editing, vocabulary, literature, and business writing. Each section has a different topic. Students select topic according to interest. This is a web-based course.

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COLWRIT 9XX English for Storytelling in the Arts and Sciences 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
Student will learn the art of storytelling for artistic performance and effective academic presentations. By analyzing, crafting, and presenting transcripts of live stories, students will improve listening and writing skills, gain practice in pronunciation and fluency, and develop their repertoire of vocabulary and grammatical structures. Course includes a fieldwork component.

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COLWRIT 9Y English through Creative Writing 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
In this course, we will focus on those elements that make for effective creative writing (poetry, fiction, and the personal essay): descriptive detail; imagery and figurative language; rhythm and structure/build; and authentic tone, dialogue and characterization. By completing analytical and practical exercises and by crafting multiple drafts, students will have the opportunity to
improve their critical reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills. Course includes a fieldwork component.
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COLWRIT 10A Introduction to Public Speaking 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
This is a strictly introductory course. It presumes no formal training of any kind on the part of the students. Emphasis will be on organization and delivery with goals of improving control over speaking habits and enunciation. Part of the intent of the course is to introduce students to the rudiments of the rhetorical theory which lies behind the practice of public speaking.

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COLWRIT 10B Advanced Public Speaking 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This is an advanced course that presumes introductory training in public speaking. Emphasis will be on real-world speaking situations. The course combines both theory and practice: it incorporates extensive speaking performance and individualized critiques from instructor and students, as well as analysis of advanced speaking models, and it explores theories, speech genres, and rhetorical processes beyond those in the introductory course.
The intent of the course is to advance students' ability to deliver polished and informed public speeches adapted to a wide range of audiences and speaking situations.
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COLWRIT 20 Communicating in Class: Advanced Listening and Speaking for International Students 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
This advanced oral communication course for multilingual international students offers opportunities to practice listening to lectures and taking notes, participating in discussions and taking on various roles, and devising strategies for success when presenting orally in different formats. The course focuses on authentic language use in the U.S. university classroom--in terms of the lecture students will view, projects students will complete,
and in-class interactions students will participate in.
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COLWRIT 21 Advanced Listening and Speaking for International Students: Conflict Management for Academic Success at the University 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This advanced oral communications course is reserved for first-year international students who
speak a first language other than English. Students learn and practice university level cross-cultural communication strategies to help them fully participate in academic life. Applying Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) theories and methods used in business and law, students develop strategies for resolving communication problems, misunderstandings
, and conflicts that can arise in academic settings and beyond.

CW 21 is designed to improve class participation skills, including understanding lectures and instructions; contributing to and leading group discussions; speaking up in class; and asking for and using feedback from professors.

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COLWRIT 25AC Reading in and about U.S. Education Institutions 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
In this course, we will read, discuss, and write about the expectations of the American educational system, especially within a multicultural context. The goal is to deepen the understanding of the history and diversity of American educational institutions, while strengthening reading and seminar participation skills through critique and analysis of communication patterns. This course is intended for international students.

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COLWRIT 50AC Researching Water in the West: Its Presence, Its Absence, and Its Consequences for the Peoples of California 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Examines the subject of water in California, drawing upon scholarly articles, essays, memoir, film, photographs, legislation. In collaboration with the Teaching Library, 50 explores techniques for conducting online archival research and using primary sources. Cosiders a variety of players in the story of water rights in California, including federal and state representatives, conservationists, Native Americans, and Japanese Americans.

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COLWRIT 98 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Supervised seminar for group study of selected topics.

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COLWRIT 99 Supervised Independent Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Independent study in topics not covered by regularly scheduled courses. Student must initiate topic and present a written proposal.

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COLWRIT 105 Intermediate Writing: Finding Your Voice with Others 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Engaging with issues of authorial voice, the writing process, and technology, students hone the ability to read and write academic prose. A hybrid composition course, this course meets in the classroom and online. Students use Web 2.0 writing tools and think critically about how such tools affect writing processes. Further, this course offers students opportunities to collaborate on projects, as is often required for academic and workplace writing
, and which Web 2.0 writing tools are designed to support.
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COLWRIT 106 Intermediate Composition: Argument in the Disciplines 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
This course prepares students to write and analyze arguments in a range of academic disciplines, from the humanities and liberal arts, to the sciences and social sciences. The course emphasizes the rhetorical strategies, reasoning, and conventions that characterize persuasive arguments in each field. This course does not include instruction in the research process.

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COLWRIT 108 Advanced Composition: New Media 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012
This advanced nonfiction writing course offers an opportunity to explore the definition of text in a digital era. It offers students an opportunity to read and write about how contemporary uses of social media influence how we think, act, interact, and learn.

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COLWRIT 109C Academic Writing for Multilingual Students 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
In this class, students learn about the content, structure, and organization of academic essays. Through in- and out-of-class writing, students work on focusing topics, organizing arguments, and supporting claims with evidence and reasoning. Sentence structures, summarizing, paraphrasing, correct use of citations, and editing skills will also be addressed.

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COLWRIT 110 Advanced Composition: Challenging Writing 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
This writing workshop will offer students an opportunity to write essays and other nonfiction prose that speak both personally and politically to the issues and audiences they wish to address. The readings will focus on the rhetorical strategies of writers who have used the essay as a cultural form to challenge the norms of the time and place in which they live(d).

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COLWRIT 121 Issues in Teaching English Internationally 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012
This course offers students an opportunity to consider relevant academic and professional issues related to the teaching of English internationally. Through readings, discussions, and assigned projects, students learn about principles of language policy and planning, linguistics, methodology, and assessment. These topics contribute to students' understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of effective English language teaching abroad
, leading to responsible engagement in the international community of English language teachers and learners.
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COLWRIT 130 Introduction to the Craft of Creative Writing 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course in creative writing focuses on three genres: the personal essay, the short story, and the one-act play. The course emphasizes an introduction to craft--how these types of writing are generated, what their elements are, and how the finished pieces work--which students will explore through careful study of models by published writers and through writing and revising their own short pieces.

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COLWRIT 131 Introduction to the Craft of Creative Nonfiction 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2015
This course in creative writing focuses on the craft of reading and writing creative nonfiction. The course provides an introduction to craft: how creative nonfiction is generated, what its elements are, and how finished pieces work. Students will explore these aspects of craft through careful study of models by published writers, and through writing and revising their own short pieces.

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COLWRIT 132 Introduction to the Craft of Short Fiction 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2015
This course in creative writing focuses on the craft of reading and writing short fiction. The course provides an introduction to craft: how short fiction is generated, what its elements are, and how finished pieces work. Students will explore these aspects of craft through careful study of models by published writers, and through writing and revising their own short pieces.

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COLWRIT 133 Introduction to the Craft of Dramatic Writing 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016
This course in creative writing focuses on the fundamentals of reading and writing dramatic scripts. Students learn dramatic writing as an art and as a set of skills. They learn the elements involved in the creation of scripts by analyzing published scripts, as well as by drafting their own scripts and critiquing their peers' work. Particular emphasis is given to the work of generating and revising drafts, in addition to the critique and appreciation of works written
for the stage, and to a lesser degree, for the screen. This introduction to craft is applicable to stage scripts as well as screenplays.
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COLWRIT 140A Readings on Creative Writing 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2013 10 Week Session, Summer 2013 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2012 First 6 Week Session
Before we write, we must read. This course will offer the opportunity for careful examination and discussion of masterworks--many of them recent--in creative writing, with special focus on the craft of the writing. Students will enroll in a section of the course corresponding to the genre they would like to study: creative nonfiction, short fiction, poetry, or one-act playwriting.
140A must be taken concurrently with a section of 140B in the same genre.
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COLWRIT 140B Seminar-Workshop in Creative Writing 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2013 10 Week Session, Summer 2013 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2012 First 6 Week Session
This seminar will offer students the opportunity to craft several pieces of creative writing, and to consider the formal aspects of creative writing. Students' writing will be critiqued by the class and the instructor with special focus on the formal elements of each piece. Students will enroll in one of four sections of the course: creative nonfiction, short fiction, poetry, or one-act
playwriting. 140B must be taken concurrently with a section of 140A in the same genre.
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COLWRIT 141 Seminar-Workshop on Creative Writing: The Novel 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2013 10 Week Session, Summer 2013 First 6 Week Session
This course offers opportunities to craft several works of creative writing in service of the production of a novel, and to consider formal aspects of the novel with reference to assigned readings. Students consider the general principles governing the form, and the wide latitude the writer has in addressing these principles. Students will develop skill at analyzing a work, presenting descriptive feedback, and identifying
the possibilities for revision suggested by the draft itself.
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COLWRIT 150AC Researching Water in the West: Its Presence, Its Absence, and Its Consequences for the Peoples of California 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Examines the subject of water in California, drawing upon scholarly articles, essays, memoir, film, photographs, legislation. In collaboration with the Teaching Library, 50 explores techniques for conducting online archival research and using primary sources. Cosiders a variety of players in the story of water rights in California, including federal and state representatives, conservationists, Native Americans, and Japanese Americans.

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COLWRIT 151 Introduction to Principles of Professional Communication 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
This course introduces students to key principles and rhetorical strategies of writing texts in non-academic settings. Although the course may address issues of oral communication, the primary focus will be on learning and practicing strategies to generate written documents in a business context.

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COLWRIT 152 Advanced Professional Communication 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
In this course, students build upon introductory coursework in professional communication to develop and refine their proficiency in non-academic writing. Students, in teams of three to four, propose and generate authentic workplace documents for a local organization or business; the course culminates in formal presentations. Discussions and activities regarding workplace genres, rhetorical techniques and strategies, and context-specific
discourse conventions throughout term.
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COLWRIT 161 Writing in the Biological Sciences 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Intended for both Biology majors and non-majors, College Writing 161 provides students with a rhetorical framework for understanding the conventions of writing within the Biological Science to help them write more effectively for readers in Biology, as well as for readers outside the field. Exploring ideas of audience, genre, style, and authorship, students will read a wide variety of texts, including critical texts from Rhetoric and Composition
that analyze writing in Biology, as well as genres specific to Biology and genres intended for wider audiences (e.g., editorials, grant application letters, explanatory articles). Students will also write a variety of these genres.
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COLWRIT 180 Travel Writing 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2012
This course focuses on European travel writing in the modern period, bracketed on one end by imperial exploration and expansion and on the other by the experience of comtemporary tourism. Students will write academic essays reflecting on the political, historical, and cultural meanings of travel writing.

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COLWRIT 181 Global London 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course focuses on the development of London: as a global city, as an amalgam of histories in the modern world as represented in its neighborhoods, museums, and monuments. It presents an understanding of how modern landscape both preserves the past and is remade.

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COLWRIT W181 Curating Global London 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course accompanies College Writing 181. It features student development of a multimodal project based on site visits in London and archival research into the history and meaning of the sites visited in the summer abroad program.

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COLWRIT 192AC Advanced Composition: Community-Based Ethics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2013
Communities are challenged by issues of security, poverty, and environmental sustainability. These issues intersect with those of race, class, and culture in U.S. society. This course focuses on ethical decisions as they apply to issues of diversity, sustainable practices, economic impacts on neighborhoods and nations, and issues of security and identity. This course focuses on writing and research skills.

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COLWRIT 198 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Supervised seminar for group study of selected topics.

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COLWRIT 199 Supervised Independent Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Independent study in topics not covered by regularly scheduled courses. Student must initiate topic and present a written proposal.

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COLWRIT 310 Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2006 10 Week Session, Summer 2005 10 Week Session, Summer 2002 10 Week Session
This course will allow qualified graduate students an opportunity to teach ESL in both an intensive ESL program and a community-based adult ESL course.

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COLWRIT 375 Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching College Composition 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
The course will focus on teaching philosophies, course designs, instructional methods, and assessment issues in relation to teaching composition in a pluralistic setting.

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