Course Description

Expository Writing, UWP 001V

Lecture/Discussion – 4 hours. Prerequisite: completion of Entry-level Writing Requirement. Composition, the essay, paragraph structure, diction, and related topics. Frequent writing assignments.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2 semester units credit
UC Davis, University Writing Program

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit Only

UC Davis:
General Education: Arts & Humanities, Writing Experience. Fulfills lower division writing requirement

UC Irvine:
Course Equivalence: Writing 39B

UC Los Angeles:
Major Preparation: ENGLISH major/American Literature & Culture major=English Composition 3 on the preparation for the major
Course Equivalence: English Composition 3/Writing 1

UC Merced:
Unit Credit Only

UC Riverside:
Course Equivalence: ENGL 001A

UC San Diego:
General Education: GE Revelle Humanities

UC San Francisco:
Pending

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit Only

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: C1

Prerequisites

Entry- level Writing Requirement

Course Fees

None

Course Creators

Bradley Queen
Brad Queen holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and has taught and administered in Composition and Rhetoric for over a decade. His research interests include various topics in writing and literacy studies: class sizes for multilingual composition sections, assessment theory, genre, portfolio pedagogies, and theories of student agency. He teaches graduate seminars focusing on pedagogy, and undergraduate composition seminars whose themes engage the broad field of free speech and expression. For the 2015-2016 Academic Year, he will serve as Vice-Chair to the University Committee on Preparatory Education (UCOPE), a UC systemwide body that oversees the Analytical Writing Placement Exam, which is taken by approximately 15,000 students annually. Brad Queen holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and has taught and administered in Composition and Rhetoric for over a decade. His research interests include various topics in writing and literacy studies: class sizes for multilingual composition sections, assessment theory, genre, portfolio pedagogies, and theories of student agency. He teaches graduate seminars focusing on pedagogy, and ...

Brad Queen holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and has taught and administered in Composition and Rhetoric for over a decade. His research interests include various topics in writing and literacy studies: class sizes for multilingual composition sections, assessment theory, genre, portfolio pedagogies, and theories of student agency. He teaches graduate seminars focusing on pedagogy, and undergraduate composition seminars whose themes engage the broad field of free speech and expression. For the 2015-2016 Academic Year, he will serve as Vice-Chair to the University Committee on Preparatory Education (UCOPE), a UC systemwide body that oversees the Analytical Writing Placement Exam, which is taken by approximately 15,000 students annually.

Daniel M. Gross

Daniel M. Gross (Professor & Director of Composition, UC Irvine) runs a program with 14,000 enrollments annually, and which has offered fully online writing courses since Summer 2009. He has published and taught widely in the history and theory of rhetoric, specializing in the rhetoric of emotion. Relevant publications include Uncomfortable Situations: Emotion between Science and the Humanities (Chicago 2017) and The Secret History of Emotion: From Aristotle’s Rhetoric to Modern Brain Science (Chicago 2006), as well as articles in the field of writing studies that have appeared in the journals Pedagogy and Composition Forum. He has been teaching writing and rhetoric courses since 1991, his first year as a graduate student in the Rhetoric PhD program at the University of California, Berkeley.

Daniel M. Gross (Professor & Director of Composition, UC Irvine) runs a program with 14,000 enrollments annually, and which has offered fully online writing courses since Summer 2009. He has published and taught widely in the history and theory of rhetoric, specializing in the rhetoric of emotion. Relevant publications include Uncomfortable Situations: Emotion between Science and the ...

Daniel M. Gross (Professor & Director of Composition, UC Irvine) runs a program with 14,000 enrollments annually, and which has offered fully online writing courses since Summer 2009. He has published and taught widely in the history and theory of rhetoric, specializing in the rhetoric of emotion. Relevant publications include Uncomfortable Situations: Emotion between Science and the Humanities (Chicago 2017) and The Secret History of Emotion: From Aristotle’s Rhetoric to Modern Brain Science (Chicago 2006), as well as articles in the field of writing studies that have appeared in the journals Pedagogy and Composition Forum. He has been teaching writing and rhetoric courses since 1991, his first year as a graduate student in the Rhetoric PhD program at the University of California, Berkeley.


Carl Whithaus
Carl Whithaus, Professor & Director, UC Davis, University Writing Program. Carl Whithaus is a Professor of Writing & Rhetoric and the Director of the University Writing Program (UWP) at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on writing in the disciplines and professions (particularly in the sciences and engineering), writing assessment, and the impact of information technologies on literacy practices. He teaches courses ranging from first-year writing to graduate-level classes in traditional, hybrid, and distance learning environments. His books include Multimodal Literacies and Emerging Genres (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), Writing Across Distances and Disciplines: Research and Pedagogy in Distributed Learning (Erlbaum/Routledge, 2008) and Teaching and Evaluating Writing in the Age of Computers and High-Stakes Testing (Erlbaum, 2005). His articles have appeared in Technical Communication Quarterly, Assessing Writing, and The Journal of Basic Writing. He has served on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Planning Committee for 2011-2019 Writing Standards Framework, the editorial board for Kairos, and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Best Practices for Online Writing Instruction (OWI) Committee (2007-10). Carl Whithaus, Professor & Director, UC Davis, University Writing Program. Carl Whithaus is a Professor of Writing & Rhetoric and the Director of the University Writing Program (UWP) at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on writing in the disciplines and professions (particularly in the sciences and engineering), writing assessment, and the impact of information ...

Carl Whithaus, Professor & Director, UC Davis, University Writing Program. Carl Whithaus is a Professor of Writing & Rhetoric and the Director of the University Writing Program (UWP) at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on writing in the disciplines and professions (particularly in the sciences and engineering), writing assessment, and the impact of information technologies on literacy practices. He teaches courses ranging from first-year writing to graduate-level classes in traditional, hybrid, and distance learning environments. His books include Multimodal Literacies and Emerging Genres (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), Writing Across Distances and Disciplines: Research and Pedagogy in Distributed Learning (Erlbaum/Routledge, 2008) and Teaching and Evaluating Writing in the Age of Computers and High-Stakes Testing (Erlbaum, 2005). His articles have appeared in Technical Communication Quarterly, Assessing Writing, and The Journal of Basic Writing. He has served on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Planning Committee for 2011-2019 Writing Standards Framework, the editorial board for Kairos, and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Best Practices for Online Writing Instruction (OWI) Committee (2007-10).

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