Students currently enrolled or interested in enrolling in 100-level EWP, can find basic course information here, such as:
As gateways to academic reading, research, and writing at the University of Washington, all Expository Writing Program courses are designed around a set of shared learning outcomes. These outcomes articulate the need for students to develop and practice the skills and habits that are foundational to academic writing and to recognize how to adapt these skills and habits for the varied demands of university-wide writing that students will encounter.
All of the following courses fulfill the University of Washington's five-credit English Composition requirement.
The most popular EWP offering, in this writing course students work closely with their peers and instructor to develop a portfolio of writing that reflects an ability to write papers with complex claims that matter in academic contexts. The readings in this class focus on academic discourse from a variety of disciplines.
In this writing course students work closely with their peers and instructor to develop a portfolio of writing that reflects an ability to write papers with complex claims that matter in academic contexts. The readings in this class focus on both literary texts and scholarship about literature.
In this writing course students work closely with their peers and instructor to develop a portfolio of writing that reflects an ability to write papers with complex claims that matter in academic and non-academic contexts. The course focuses on a particular social issue, the study of which is enhanced by direct service activities in the Seattle community. Students combine readings, course work, and direct service to write well-documented, evidence-based argumentative papers. Previous sections of this course have enabled students to conduct their service activiteis in the Seattle Public Schools, local women's centers, homeless shelters and soup kitches, AIDS organizations, and arts programs.
In this two-quarter writing course students work closely with their peers and instructor to develop portfolios of work that reflect an ability to write papers with complex claims that matter in academic and nonacademic contexts. English 109/110 is a stretch model of English 131; the same skills are taught over a longer period, providing students with more time and resources to acquire reading, researching, and writing skills needed to compose in academic settings.
The course is designed for students who are first generation college students and/or whose educational background has not prepared them for academic culture. Such students may be marginalized on the basis of economic, educational, or racial background and are placed into English 109/110 by the Educational Opportunity Program, The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, or Student Athletic Academic Services.
Many of the above courses are offered in Computer Integrated Course environments. To find out more about CIC offerings and resources, click here.
In cooperation with UW Educational Outreach and the UW in the High School (UWHS) program, the EWP offers UW English courses in high schools throughout Washington State. In the 2012-13 school year, 28 high schools offered UW English 131 and English 111, and the high school students in those courses can earn UW credit. Courses are taught by EWP-trained, long-term, well-qualified high school teachers. To find out more about UWHS, visit the program, click here.
The required and suggested readings for 100-level EWP courses vary by section. Check with individual instructors to find out which texts are required.
Contexts for Inquiry: A Guide to Reading, Research, and Writing at the University of Washington is designed to support students in meeting the learning outcomes set by the University of Washington's Expository Writing Program for its composition courses. Whether students are new to the university or more experienced, this book provides guidance and strategies that will help them succeed as writers at the University of Washington as well as in future contexts of inquiry. Acts of Inquiry is required in all 100-level EWP courses; new and used copies, with or without readings, are available at the University Bookstores.
The Everyday Writer is a handbook and web resource useful for students learning about research, documentation, and academic writing. The Everyday Writer is recommended in all 100-level EWP courses; new and used copies are available at the University Bookstores.
The University of Washington's Common Book, distributed to incoming freshmen at summer orientation, is designed to engage the UW's academic community in shared reading of a text treating contemporary societal issues. Some 100-level EWP sections, espeically those in Autumn Quarter, may require or recommend students read the Common Book. For mor information about the program, click here.
To learn more about other courses in the English Department, please visit Undergraduate Advising .