Undergraduate Courses in the Writing Program
The Writing Program offers lower and upper division undergraduate courses and a Professional Writing minor. Many of these courses satisfy the university's general education Area A1 and A2 requirements. Undergraduate courses focus on study of and practice with writing for diverse audiences and purposes within specific contexts.
The Program's lower division courses introduce students to supported study or and practice with writing, analysis, and research expectations in the university context. Writing 1 (Introduction to University Writing) fulfills the UC-wide English Language Writing Requirement (ELWR). Students in Writing 1 study literacy practices in their own experiences and in the university more broadly. Writing 2 (Academic Writing) fulfills the UCSB Area A1 (English Reading and Composition) requirement. Writing 2 students study and practice with expectations for writing in specific contexts, often studying writing within specific academic disciplines or interdisciplinary areas. In Writing 50 (Writing and the Research Process), students focus on research practices.