Topics in Journalism: Writing Op-Ed Pieces and Political Essays|
Practice in writing op-eds and political essays in short and long forms. This class may be of interest not only to writers, but also to students studying political science, history, economics, ethics, sociology, or an interdisciplinary field, such as American studies. The main goal of this class is teaching students how to engage in debate in the public sphere over the major themes and issues of our time. Other than an intense reading schedule and a writing workshop, the other major component will be guest speakers. They include journalist, essayists, and scholars working in their fields but with an authoritative presence in the public sphere.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
George Orwell, James Baldwin, William T. Vollmann, Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Joe ageant, Joan Didion, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Mark Danner, Corey Robin, RJ Stove, Glenn Thrush, John Stoehr, Louis Menand, Jane Mayer, Paul Krugman, Alan Wolfe, Andrew Sullivan, Derek Bok, Susan Jacoby, Gerard Jones, and many others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Five major writing assignments, including draft, workshop and final paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, Nov. 13 at noon.
To apply for a place in the course, write a brief statement of up to 250 words, explaining why you are interested in the subject of the course. Also submit a writing sample of 2-3 pages. Send this application to Professor Anne Greene at email@example.com. Use the subject line WRCT 250H Journalism. Application due by midnight on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Also submit a POI request. Please check your portfolio on Monday November 16th to see if you have been granted permission. If you are admitted please add the course to your schedule immediately. Note: Professor Greene is handling administrative arrangements for the courses. If you have a question please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Instructor(s): Greene,Anne F. Stoehr,John Times: .....F. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: ALLB304; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 18
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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