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CW R1A - Accelerated Reading and Composition

Summer 2022

This intensive, accelerated course satisfies concurrently the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement and the first half (Part A) of the Reading & Composition Requirement. It offers students structured, sustained, and highly articulated practice in the recursive processes entailed in reading, critical analysis, and composing. Readings include imaginative, expository, and argumentative texts comparable in complexity to those encountered in the lower-division curriculum. Texts are chosen to represent views and perspectives of authors from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Students read five thematically related book-length texts, or the equivalent, drawn from a range of genres, in addition to non-print sources. In response to these materials, they craft numerous short pieces leading up to three to five essays—works that include elements of narration, exposition, and argument. Students write a minimum of 40 pages of prose during this semester and they compose an annotated portfolio that showcases their best work.

Note: Specialized sections are available for multilingual student writers. These sections are marked (MSW) below.

Must not have fulfilled the Entry Level Writing Requirement
Units and Format 
6 units – Six hours of lecture/discussion per week
Grading Option 
Must be taken for a letter grade for R&C credit
Reading & Composition: 1st half (Part A)
Entry Level Writing





Class Number: 13410
Meeting time @ place:
MWF 10:00am - 1:00pm @ Haviland 321
Section Theme: TBA
Instructor: Chisako A. Cole
Section Description:
Book List:
Class Number: 13411
Meeting time @ place:
MWF 1:00pm - 4:00pm @ Haviland 321
Section Theme: Technology and Human Behavior
Instructor: Joe De Quattro
Section Description:

This course will focus on the technology age and its influence on human behavior. Through close readings of essays and fiction, and through class discussion, we will explore the idea of identity, perception, fate and character in the 21st century. In the process we will discuss the increasing need for speed in our every day lives and its advantages and disadvantages.

Book List:

The Stranger by Albert Camus; Where We Stand by bell hooks; various readings provided on bCourses

Class Number: 13413
Meeting time @ place:
MWF 9:00am - 12:00pm @ Dwinelle 189
Section Theme: TBA
Instructor: Donnett Flash
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Book List:
Class Number: 13414
Meeting time @ place:
MWF 10:00am - 1:00pm @ Internet
Section Theme: The Natural Environment
Instructor: Margaret Salifu
Section Description:

The natural environment or natural world is made up of living and non-living things occurring organically with limited or no human disruption. Oceans (and other water bodies), mountains, valleys, plains, forests, animals, aquatic creatures, seasons, and seismic activity are some examples of what the natural world comprises. It is no secret how humans continue to relate invasively and often violently with the natural environment. Many writers thus recognize human relationships with the natural world and explore these links from diverse angles. To help us understand the positive and negative connections between humans and the natural world, we will read and write about Tove Jansson’s The Summer Book, Rachel Carson’s Under the Sea Wind, and Ernest Hemmingway’s Green Hills of Africa as well as various essays, short stories, and poems.

Book List:

Under the Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson; Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway; The Summer Book by Tove Jansson