Topics in Journalism: Writing Op-Ed Pieces and Political Essays|
Spring 2020 not offered
|Course Cluster: Writing Certificate|
This course offers 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)
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.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Five major writing assignments, including draft, workshop and final paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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