Chapter & Verse
Chapter & Verse is a books-and-arts podcast about the cultural imagination. Sponsored by UC Berkeley's Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities and hosted by Professor of English (and Art of Writing course leader) Scott Saul, Chapter & Verse has a simple premise at its core: that when we explore a gripping story in depth, it tends to become richer and richer, and curiouser and curiouser. Their guest-list encompasses artists and critics, novelists and translators, historians and journalists, and radiates outward from the ranks of the Berkeley faculty to the larger cultural community of the Bay Area and beyond.
The Course Threads program allows Berkeley undergraduates to explore intellectual themes that connect courses across departments and disciplines. Without creating new majors or minors, the program instead highlights connections between existing courses. Course Threads help students see the value in educational breadth while also pursuing a more in-depth and well-rounded knowledge on one particular topic. Following a thread is easy: enroll in at least 3 courses from the thread over the course of your study at Berkeley, and participate in at least one semester-end symposium.
The College Writing Program teaches writing as a craft, and works with students at all levels of expertise, from those wishing to satisfy the University's composition requirements, through intermediate writers looking to expand their horizons, to seasoned scribes who want to hone their skills in our upper-division courses.
GSI Teaching & Resource Center
The Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center is an academic unit of the Graduate Division that prepares graduate students for teaching undergraduates at UC Berkeley and for the teaching they will do in future academic and nonacademic careers. They also work closely with faculty and departments to assist them in the mentoring and teaching preparation they offer graduate students. he GSI Teaching & Resource Center provides conferences, workshops, seminars, confidential consultations, classroom observations, grants, awards, an online teaching guide, and a robust web-based course on professional standards and ethics in teaching. They also provide language testing and specialized courses for current and prospective international GSIs an UC Berkeley. They offer a Certificate Program in teaching and Learning in Higher Education and, in collaborations with the Graduate Division's Academic Services unit, the Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty and the SMART program. For faculty who teach with GSIs we offer an annual, three-afternoon seminar on Teaching with GSIs.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.
The SLC Writing Program supports Cal undergraduates in their journey to become more persuasive and purposeful writers. Via student-initiated conferences and peer-facilitated workshops, our services seek to embolden students to take ownership of their growth as writers and scholars.
Art of Writing
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