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Muir College Writing Program

Muir College Writing Program 

For SUMMER 2024, we will be offering both MCWP 40R and MCWP 50R. We anticipate those classes will be posted in WebReg by April 2024. Preauthorizations will be completed after Spring quarter has started.


All MCWP summer classes are offered syncronously on zoom for an 8-week session starting July 1. Make sure you are available to be online at the scheduled times.

 

Every FALL QUARTER, we hold the majority of seats in classes (MCWP 40, 50, and 125) for incoming students.

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 send a message to the Virtual Advising Center in order to be cleared to enroll.

Message From The Directors

Dear Muir Community,

We affirm our commitment as members of Muir College to fight white supremacy, police brutality, and defend the rights of the underrepresented and disenfranchised. Our community, who braved the COVID-19 pandemic, must acknowledge and work to change racial injustice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Abery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Justin Howell, Jamel Floyd and the uncounted numbers of Black men and women lost to what Provost Wayne eloquently calls “the deeper pandemic of structural racism” (Diversity at Muir College). 


We at the Muir College Writing Program know that language has power—and that the power of language has been frequently used for repression and injustice rather than justice and liberation as is seen in the rightful outrage in the distinction between “manslaughter” and “murder” in the charges brought against the killers of George Floyd. We are committed to examine the language we use here in Muir Writing so we advance racial justice, voices for change, and freedom. 

We recognize that as part of a university we have benefited from the structures of power that have systemized racism and we are committed to selecting readings that encourage us to question our assumptions about justice and systemic racism.

Despite our sadness and anger, it is time for us to consider what we can do as a writing program to disrupt racism in its many forms. The MCWP will work to

  • Redouble its commitment to hire and mentor instructors from diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Include more Black writers in our course readers   
  • Focus the next iteration of MCWP 40 on the issue of antiblackness
  • Increase the number of MCWP 50 courses with themes focusing on antiblackness, abolition, and antiracism
 As others have pointed out, it is vital to say the names of the recent victims of police brutality and racism. They are:

George Floyd
Breonna Taylor
Tony McDade
Justin Howell
Jamel Floyd

We hope that we have written in right relationship to their lives, and the justice movements surrounding them.
Regards,

Carrie Wastal                              
Director, MCWP                        
Marion E. Wilson
Assistant Director, MCWP

Textbook Information

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

MCWP 40 Required Textbooks for Spring 2024:

  • A Writer's Reference, 10th Edition by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers (for Muir College Writing Program)
  • Climate Optimism: Celebrating Systemic Change Around the World by Zahra Biabani and Christiana Figueres

MCWP 50/125 Required Textbooks for Spring 2024:

  • A Writer's Reference, 10th Edition by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers (for Muir College Writing Program)
  • The Craft of Research, Fourth Edition by Wayne Booth, Gregory Colomb, and Joseph Williams

Important Dates for Fall 2024

Fall Quarter begins Monday, September 23
Instruction begins Thursday, September 26
Last day to add classes and attend class as waitlisted student Thursday, October 10
Deadline for all students to drop classes without "W" grade on transcript Friday, October 25
Veterans Day Holiday Monday, November 11
Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday – Friday, November 28–29
Deadline for Undergraduate students to drop with "W" grade on transcript Monday, December 2
Instruction ends - Check with instructor for final paper due date. Friday, December 6
Final Exams Saturday – Saturday,
December 7 – 14
Spring Quarter ends Saturday, December 14

 

Important Dates for Spring 2024

Spring Quarter begins Wednesday, March 27
César Chávez Holiday Friday, March 29
Instruction begins Monday, April 1
Last day to add classes and attend class as waitlisted student Thursday, April 11
Deadline for all students to drop classes without "W" grade on transcript Friday, April 26
Deadline for Undergraduate students to drop with "W" grade on transcript Friday, May 2
Memorial Day observance Monday, May 27
Instruction ends - Check with instructor for final paper due date. Friday, June 7
Final Exams Friday – Saturday,
June 8 – 14
Spring Quarter ends Saturday, June 14

 

Important Dates for Summer 2024 Session 1

Summer Quarter begins Monday, July 1
Instruction begins Monday, July 1
Last day to add classes and attend class as waitlisted student Wednesday, July 3
Independence Day Holiday Thursday, July 4
Deadline for all students to drop classes without "W" grade on transcript Friday, July 12
Deadline for Undergraduate students to drop with "W" grade on transcript Friday, July 19
Instruction ends - Check with instructor for final paper due date. Friday, August 2
Final Exams Friday - Saturday,
August 2 - 3
Summer Quarter ends Saturday, August 3

 

Important Dates for Summer 2024 Session 2

Summer Quarter begins Monday, August 5
Instruction begins Monday, August 5
Last day to add classes and attend class as waitlisted student Wednesday, August 7
Deadline for all students to drop classes without "W" grade on transcript Friday, August 16
Deadline for Undergraduate students to drop with "W" grade on transcript Friday, August 23
Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 2
Instruction ends - Check with instructor for final paper due date. Friday, September 6
Final Exams Friday - Saturday,
September 6 - 7
Summer Quarter ends Saturday, September 7

 

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