First Year Writing (FYW)

FYW 110 | PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE WRITING

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

A writing workshop designed for non-native speakers of English to prepare them to take FYW 150. Instruction in the fundamentals of various modes of written expression, including English grammar, sentence structure, understanding the importance of audience, editing and revision. Readings selected from non-fictional prose works and film documentaries. Students are encouraged to use the Writing Center, staffed by trained peer-tutors. Every semester.

FYW 115 | INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE WRITING

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

A writing workshop to prepare students to take FYW 150. Instruction in the fundamentals of various modes of written expression, including sentence work, understanding the importance of audience, editing, and revision. Readings from non-fictional prose works. Students are encouraged to use the Writing Center, staffed by trained peer-tutors. Every semester.

FYW 150 | FIRST YEAR WRITING

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Core Attributes: First year writing competency, First Yr Integration (LC Only)

Fulfills the core curriculum requirement for lower-division Written Communication. Develops skills in reading and critical analysis of multiple discourses. Develops writing within multiple discourses, and the transfer of those writing skills to multiple disciplines and occasions. Students practice the entire process of writing, from initial conception, through drafts, to revision and editing. Students are encouraged to use the Writing Center, staffed by trained peer-tutors. Must be taken in first year.