Community Engagement

Section 64630

  • Note: Through projects with community partners, this special topics course affords students an opportunity to improve their writing and critical reasoning skills experientially and personally. In this course, students engage diverse communities, ethically address social needs, and learn from the communities that surround and intersect with USC. Beyond the standard work-load for a WRIT 150 course, students will also attend trainings and complete service hours with with one of several, diverse, approved partnerships; students will engage in collaborative work that requires them to interrogate assumptions about places and identities, and explore the complexities of social issues such as homelessness, education, and criminal justice, among others. Using experiences with community partners and assigned texts as an anchor, students will engage in the writing and revision processes, craft complex arguments, and imagine new possibilities for local communities; this writing will take the form of multiple writing projects and a semester-long project with a community partner.
  • Session Dates (session code 060)
    First day of classes:
    Monday, August 17, 2020
    Last day to add:
    Friday, September 4, 2020
    Last day to drop without a mark of "W" and receive a refund:
    Friday, September 4, 2020
    Last day to withdraw without a “W” on transcript or change pass/no pass to letter grade:
    Friday, October 2, 2020
    Last day to drop with a mark of "W":
    Friday, November 6, 2020
    End of session:
    Tuesday, November 24, 2020
  • Book List Prices and book list are subject to change.
    • Rivera. WRIT 150 Course Reader Access Card 2020-2021. (Required)
      ISBN: 9781533929235
      New: $16.00
      Used: $12.00
    Purchase from USC Bookstore
The Fall 2020 semester will begin with fully remote instruction, with limited exceptions for clinical education. Faculty will contact students to provide information to login to classes. Read more.