Muir College Writing Program

MCWP Courses

 

MCWP 40 Critical Writing (4)

First course of sequence in university reading and writing which satisfies the Muir College graduation requirement in writing. Required of all Muir College first-year students and of transfer students who have not completed a comparable course elsewhere. MCWP 40 introduces students to the basic elements of argument and analysis. Students engage in close reading of texts, weekly writing and revision, and individual conferences. Course must be taken for a letter grade.

 

MCWP 50 Critical Writing (4)

Second course of sequence in reading and writing which satisfies the Muir College graduation requirement in writing. Required of all Muir College first-year students and of transfer students. MCWP 50 focuses on advanced skills of argument and analysis. Students engage in close reading of texts, weekly writing and revision, and individual conferences. Course must be taken for a letter grade. Prerequisite: satisfaction of MCWP 40 requirement or completion of TAG or IGETC agreement.

 

MCWP 125 Argument and Analysis (4)

An advanced course in argumentation and analysis, with particular attention both to constructing arguments and analyzing the logic and rhetoric of others’ arguments. Students will engage in close reading of texts, weekly writing and revision, and individual conferences. A course specially designed for transfer students who enter Muir College under the aegis of TAG or IGETC. Prerequisite: departmental approval.

 
 

MCWP 40 Book Selection

Spring 2017 

Odds against Tomorrow - Nathaniel Rich
 
 
 
Title:                     Odds Against Tomorrow
Author:                Nathaniel Rich 
Publisher:            Picador, NY
Date:                    2014
ISBN:                    978-1-250-04364-1
 
 
 

Muir Writing Staff

 


Dr. Carrie Wastal, Director
Dr. Marion E. Wilson, Assistant Director
Helen Mout, Program Representative

 

Khristian Decastro, Student Assistant

Jennifer Low, Student Assistant

Sonya Timko, Student Assistant 

Emma Youngquist, Student Assistant 

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Quick links:

          Link ti The Writing and Critical Expression Hub                        Link to Virtual Aadvising Ceneter

Office & Contact Info

Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) 2346
Mon-Thurs, 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.