Art of Writing Curriculum Grant
The Art of Writing program at the Townsend Center for the Humanities invites proposals from UC Berkeley ladder faculty and PhD student teams for undergraduate courses to be offered in 2017-18. Generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and an anonymous donor, this program has two main goals. First, Art of Writing aims to develop undergraduate students’ advanced writing and communication skills with attention to style and critical argumentation. Second, the program intends to broaden the professional and intellectual education of doctoral candidates by providing them the opportunity to be mentored in the art and skill of teaching writing.
The Art of Writing Curriculum Grant is designed to aid in the creation of new undergraduate writing courses. Each course should be devoted to a specific theme and should offer undergraduates the opportunity to write in a variety of genres. Courses focused on multimedia composition, interdisciplinary topics, and contemporary events and innovations are especially welcomed. We particularly encourage submissions from departments underrepresented in the current seminar offerings.
If awarded the grant, the faculty member will be expected to list and teach with the mentored Graduate Student Instructor an undergraduate seminar of approximately 15 students.
The Art of Writing Curriculum Grant will provide the graduate student with $2500 in GSR funding to work with the faculty member in developing the new course. Up to $2500 in funding for course enhancements will be made available by request. When the course is listed, funds for one course release for the faculty member and full funding for the GSI will be provided.