Courses

The Analytical Writing Program (AWP) offers courses that fulfill the English Language Writing Requirement. For more information about the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement, the Analytical Writing Placement Exam, or the Analytical Writing Program’s course offerings, please contact us.

AWP 1: Analytical Writing

AWP 1 provides underprepared writers the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and writing abilities. At the end of AWP 1, students will produce a portfolio of work that will determine their readiness to enter the college writing programs.

AWP 2A: Analytical Writing and Academic English A

AWP 2A is the first of a multi-term course designed to offer students who need extra English language support the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and writing abilities over two terms.  Students who enroll in AWP 2A are required to enroll in AWP 2B in the subsequent term. Students enrolled in AWP 2A will receive a grade of IP (In Progress) at the end of the term and must take AWP 2B the following term, with the same instructor. 

AWP 2B: Analytical Writing and Academic English B

AWP 2B is the second of a multi-term course designed to offer students who need extra English language support the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and writing abilities over two terms. At the end of AWP 2B, students will produce a portfolio of work that will determine their readiness to enter the college writing programs. If the portfolio demonstrates readiness for College Writing, the student will pass directly to College Writing. If the portfolio does not demonstrate readiness for College Writing, the student will enroll in AWP 1 the following term. Students will not be able to repeat the 2A-2B sequence. Students can take up to three consecutive quarters of AWP 1 after 2A-2B as long as they fulfill ELWR within five quarters.

AWP 500: Apprentice Teaching

Under supervision of the Analytical Writing Program Director, consideration of pedagogical methods appropriate to undergraduate teaching of analytical writing, especially with regards to courses that fulfill the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR). The course is required of all graduate teaching assistants who are engaged in or supporting instruction in the university’s Analytical Writing Program. The course is potentially open to other graduate students seeking expertise in writing pedagogy, contingent upon the approval of the director.

 

Summer Session

Students must receive department approval to enroll in an AWP course during summer session. See our summer session schedule for more information.