Writing is an important skill, and it's one of those things that I think gets more fun the better you get at it. Aside from a 10-week-long (intense, granted) course in persuasive writing at the end of college, I've never really been subjected to a rigorous writing program, or been required to do tons and tons of writing and analysis of my writing to actually get better at it. (I don't know if Hum 123-124 counts; I don't really count it.) This is something I feel would be valuable at any stage of life. And it's a skill I want to have. Now.
So: I'm looking for writing courses to take. Expository writing. (I'll want to give creative writing a whirl at some point, but I want to feel a lot better about expository writing first.) Preferably a super rigorous, structured, hardcore, frequently-meeting course.
I'm sure I could check out what's offered at Stanford, USF, SFSU, CCSF. . . But I wanted to put the feelers out: Have you taken a writing course in the bay area? An awesome one? Will you tell me about it? Thanks!