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MCWP Topics and Schedules

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

Fall classes are currently limited to 3 seats each. We do this each year in order to have seats available for incoming students. 

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) 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 muirwriting@ucsd.edu from your UCSD email account in order to be cleared to enroll. 

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

Important Dates for Summer Session 1 2014:

  • Friday, July 4. Independence Day - Campus holiday
  • Monday, July 7. Last day to add or drop classes 
  • Friday, July 11. Last day to drop without a "W"
  • Tuesday, July 29. Last day to drop without penalty of "F"
  • Friday, August 1. Last day of instruction

Textbook Information

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

MCWP 40 Required Textbooks for Fall 2014:

  • MCWP 40 Spring Fall Reader
  • A Writer's Reference, 7th Edition by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers (for Muir College Writing Program)
  • Writing About Literature supplement by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers
  • Balance of Fragile Things by Olivia Chadha

MCWP 50/125 Required Textbooks for Fall 2014:

  • Fall 2014 Reader for each section
  • A Writer's Reference, 7th 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

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

E-mail:
muwritehelp@ucsd.edu 

Drop Box

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