Course Description

Rhetoric and Inquiry, WRIT 2

Enrollment and waitlists for Fall Quarter 2021 will CLOSE on Sept. 24, 2021 at 5:00pm.
Please notify the instructor (abreaksp@ucsc.edu) by Sept. 23 if your enrollment is pending. This will prevent delays in access to the course. Final Enrollment ends on Sept 29, 2021 at 5pm.

Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts.

Key Information

Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Santa Cruz, Writing

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: AH.

UC Irvine:
Course Equivalence: UCI - WR 39C

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
Unit Credit

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Possible Area E after petition
Possible Area A-1 after petition
Possible Special Area Writing after petition if not applied toward Area A-1
Course Equivalence: Likely equivalent to Writing 2 after petition

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: C2/C

Prerequisites

Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students.

More About The Course

Rhetoric & Bullshit
Is bullshit the excess of our collective bowel, or the force that keeps it “regular”?
The stench of bullshit is near and clear, and yet it lingers -- why? In this online course, we will explore the role bullshit plays in a “democratic society” by analyzing its relationship to rhetoric; to do this, we will write, read, critique, reflect, and interact with a variety of “texts” that explore a myriad of rhetorical situations and discursive formations -- ancient and modern, political and popular, fabricated and factual -- as a means for studying the excrement of our society. In short, this class will interrogate the shit that stains our collective un/conscious.

Course Creator

Anthony Breakspear

Anthony Breakspear is a teaching faculty member and online education coordinator at UC Santa Cruz; his research interests include multimodal and multilingual (digital) rhetoric, technology, communication, and capitalism, as well as queerness.

Anthony Breakspear is a teaching faculty member and online education coordinator at UC Santa Cruz; his research interests include multimodal and multilingual (digital) rhetoric, technology, communication, and capitalism, as well as queerness.
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