Muir College Writing Program

Muir Writing

MCWP Topics and Schedules

Students can find more information about our course schedule and topics on the following pages:

Enrollment Information

First-pass enrollment priority will be given to students during their first six quarters (and to transfer students during their first three quarters per required course) at UCSD. All other Muir students will be eligible to enroll during the second-pass enrollment period. Notification will be posted in your Virtual Advising Center the day before registration starts during regular quarters.

If you have more than 90 cumulative units and have not received a pre-authorization message in your Virtual Advising Center, please come in to our office or email from your UCSD email account in order to be cleared to enroll. 

For fall, we hold the majority of seats in classes for incoming students.

For SUMMER, any student with more than 90 *enrolled* units must request preauthorization to enroll by emailing from your UCSD email account.

Important Dates for Fall 2015:

  • Thursday, September 24. First day of classes.
  • Friday, October 9. Last day to add classes and attend class as waitlisted student.
  • Friday, October 23. Last day to drop without a "W"
  • Wednesday, November 11. Veteran's Day Observance. 
  • Thursday-Friday, November 26-27, Thanksgiving Holiday.
  • Monday, November 30. Last day to drop without penalty of "F"
  • Friday, December 4. Last day of instruction - Check with instructor for final paper due date.

Textbook Information

All MCWP 40, 50, and 125 Readers are sold through the UCSD Bookstore.

MCWP 40 Required Textbooks for Fall 2015:

  • MCWP 40 Fall Reader
  • A Writer's Reference, 8th Edition by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers (for Muir College Writing Program)
  • Writing About Literature supplement by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler 

MCWP 50/125 Required Textbooks for Fall 2015:

  • Fall 2015 Reader for each section
  • A Writer's Reference, 8th Edition by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers (for Muir College Writing Program)
  • The Craft of Research, Third Edition by Wayne Booth, Gregory Colomb, and Joseph Williams

Useful Links

Office & Contact Info

Humanities & Social Sciences 2346
Mon-Th, 9am-noon & 1-3:30pm Fri, 9am-noon & 1-3pm 
Phone 858-534-2522
Fax 858-534-3219


Drop Box

A black drop box is available outside of the office for your convenience when the office is closed.