Warren College

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Warren College Administration
Computer Science and Engineering Building, EBU 3B, First Floor

All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice. Updates to curricular sections may be found on the Academic Senate website: http://senate.ucsd.edu/Curriculum/Updates.htm.

The Writing Program

Computer Science and Engineering Building, EBU 3B, Room 1114

Within four quarters following successful completion of the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement, all students entering as freshmen must complete a two-course sequence at UC San Diego in Warren Writing (10A and 10B).  Transfer students who have not completed TAG, IGETC, or an approved transfer articulation agreement must also satisfy this requirement.

The purpose of the sequence is to teach and thereby enable students, through intensive practice, to read critically and write appropriately in a variety of academic contexts. Classes are seminar-size and center on discussion of student work.

In both 10A and 10B, student writing is duplicated and discussed by the class in a workshop setting. Instructors hold conferences with students individually during the quarter and provide written and oral commentaries on student work. The minimum writing requirement is eight thousand words per quarter.

Ethics and Society

Computer Science and Engineering Building, EBU 3B, Room 1114

Two core courses in Ethics and Society are required of all Warren students entering as freshmen or as transfers without the completion of TAG, IGETC, or an approved transfer articulation agreement. The courses are Philosophy 27 or Political Science 27, and Philosophy 28 or Political Science 28 (see department listings). A student may enroll in these courses through either department. The courses are to be taken immediately following completion of Warren Writing 10A-B (or Scholars Seminar 11A-B). Phil 27 or Poli Sci 27 must be taken before Phil 28 or Poli Sci 28.

Warren College Honors Program

Computer Science and Engineering Building, EBU 3B, Room 1102

The Warren College Honors Program offers students educational, cultural, and social experiences designed to broaden their intellectual interests. The activities vary each quarter and are planned to foster student interaction and promote a sense of community.

Entering freshmen with a high school GPA of 3.8 or above and SAT I scores of 700 reading/700 math/700 writing, or the ACT equivalent, are eligible to participate in the honors program. To remain in the program, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.7 on all graded units completed at UC San Diego.

Students who do not qualify for the honors program at the time of admission, and all transfer students, may join as soon as a cumulative GPA of 3.7 is attained on twelve or more graded units completed at UC San Diego. In all subsequent quarters, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.7 on all graded units completed at UC San Diego to remain in the program. The Warren College Honors Program does not require students to apply to the program or produce research projects in order to continue in the program.

Any Warren honors student who writes a research paper for a department honors course may submit his or her paper to the Warren College Provost’s Office for consideration for the Michael Addison Award. The award is presented annually at commencement to the Warren honors student who is judged to have written the most distinguished research paper. The submission must be accompanied by a letter of support from the faculty department honors adviser.

For more information, contact the program coordinator at (858) 534-1709 or warrenhonors@ucsd.edu.

Warren Scholars Seminar

The Warren Scholars Seminar offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that is designed to help students broaden their intellectual interests and prepare them for rigorous academic inquiry. Students enroll in two seminars, Warren 11A-B, which fulfill the college writing requirement. The seminars are taught by a Warren College lecturer and feature distinguished guest speakers from a variety of disciplines.

Entering first-year honors program students are admitted to the Warren Scholars Seminar by application and invitation.

Students in the honors program may serve as undergraduate assistants in Warren 11A-B. Undergraduate assistants participate in planning class meetings, introducing guest speakers, facilitating small-group discussions, and supporting students in the paper-writing process.