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College Writing 7. English Language Studies: American Language and Culture

Colwrit/ESL 7: English Language Studies: American Language and Culture

Three-week Session: 23 July – 10 August 2018

Would you like to enhance your language skills and knowledge of American culture? In each course in this series, students gain an understanding of U.S. culture through reading, note-taking, discussion, writing, and fieldwork. Each course focuses on a particular aspect of American popular culture as well as its historical roots and examines film, fiction, and nonfiction readings. Suitable for non-native speakers of English only.

  • Units: 1 Unit
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Grades: This course may be taken Pass/No Pass only.
  • 2018 Course Fees: To be announced. Please see the Berkeley Summer registration fees page for further details.
  • Course may be repeated for credit.


7A: American Language/Culture: The Media

7B: American Language/Culture: The Beat Poets of 1950’s San Francisco

7C: American Language/Culture: Business and Social Entrepreneurship 

7D: American Language/Culture: Food Culture in the U.S.

7E: American Language/Culture: The Environment

7G: American Language/Culture: Community Building, Engagement, and Transformation

 7J: American Language/Culture: California Culture

 7K: American Language/Culture: Humor

7M: American Language/Culture: Storytelling