Summer 2021 Course Offerings

Summer Session A

English Composition 1: Introduction to University Discourse

TR 1:30pm-3:30pm
Duration: 6 Weeks

English Composition 1 serves as an essential orientation for students who can benefit from intensive work in reading and responding to university-level texts. (4 non-degree units)

English Composition 3: English Composition, Rhetoric and Language

MW 10am-12pm
Duration: 6 Weeks

This seminar-style course prepares students to write successfully at the University and beyond. Robust class discussions and challenging reading and writing assignments promote critical thinking, reading, and communication skills to help students succeed at UCLA and be engaged as campus and global citizens. A compelling class theme enables students to develop a strong academic voice, attend to rhetorical concerns, and analyze texts, including expository and creative works that may be in print, digital, visual, or musical form. English Composition 3 meets the College of Letters and Science Writing I requirement with a C or better. (5 units)

English Composition 5W: Literature, Culture, and Critical Inquiry

MW 1:30pm-3:30pm
Duration: 6 Weeks

This course focuses on analysis of literary works within a cultural context to engage students in critical thinking and writing about issues important to academic inquiry and responsible citizenship. Instructors select themes that connect literary texts to larger areas of inquiry. This course encourages students to use writing as a vehicle to explore, as well as demonstrate knowledge of, subject matter. Students who complete this course with a grade of C or better will satisfy the Writing II requirement and earn GE credit under the Literary and Cultural Analysis subset of the Arts and Humanities rubric. (5 units)

English Composition 130A: Professional Writing: Digital Writing and Web Literacy

MW 10am-12pm
Duration: 6 Weeks

Emphasis on writing for digital environments such as websites, blogs, newsletters, and social media. Common professional settings for these skills include journalism, political campaigns, Internet marketing, and corporate communication. (5 units)

English Composition 130D: Professional Writing: Non-Profits and Public Engagement

TR 1:30pm-3:30pm
Duration: 6 Weeks

Development of the ability to write persuasively and effectively in the nonprofit and public sectors. Writing genres include mission and vision statements, grant proposals, public service announcements, and outreach campaigns. (5 units)

English Composition 131C: Specialized Writing: Medicine and Public Health

TR 2pm-3:50pm
Duration: 6 Weeks

Advanced writing course designed to help students develop stylistic, formal, and argumentative sophistication in various rhetorical contexts, including different sections that emphasize rhetorical values of major professions and research areas. (4 units)

English Composition M138: Topics in Creative Writing: Nonfiction Essay in Journalism

TR 2pm-3:50pm
Duration: 6 Weeks

Students learn how to write magazine-quality creative nonfiction essays. Emphasis on narrative structure, news value, voice, and social value. Final project is 12-page essay at level of past final essays, which have won awards and scholarships. (5 units)

 

Summer Session C

English Composition 2: Approaches to University Writing

MW 1:30pm-3:30pm
Duration: 6 Weeks

English Composition 2 engages students in building foundational skills needed for university-level reading and writing tasks. This workshop-style course emphasizes argument, coherence and sentence-level clarity through the revision process. Students continue to build their academic writing skills when they progress to English Composition 3 with a C or better. (5 units)

English Composition 3: English Composition, Rhetoric and Language

MW 1:30pm-3:30pm or TR 1:30pm-3:30pm
Duration: 6 Weeks

This seminar-style course prepares students to write successfully at the University and beyond. Robust class discussions and challenging reading and writing assignments promote critical thinking, reading, and communication skills to help students succeed at UCLA and be engaged as campus and global citizens. A compelling class theme enables students to develop a strong academic voice, attend to rhetorical concerns, and analyze texts, including expository and creative works that may be in print, digital, visual, or musical form. English Composition 3 meets the College of Letters and Science Writing I requirement with a C or better. (5 units)

English Composition 5W: Literature, Culture, and Critical Inquiry

MW 10am-12pm
Duration: 6 Weeks

This course focuses on analysis of literary works within a cultural context to engage students in critical thinking and writing about issues important to academic inquiry and responsible citizenship. Instructors select themes that connect literary texts to larger areas of inquiry. This course encourages students to use writing as a vehicle to explore, as well as demonstrate knowledge of, subject matter. Students who complete this course with a grade of C or better will satisfy the Writing II requirement and earn GE credit under the Literary and Cultural Analysis subset of the Arts and Humanities rubric. (5 units)

 

Summer ESL Courses

Summer ESL Program

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