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Topics in Journalism: Storytelling and Social Change

Spring 2021 not offered
Crosslisting: CSPL 250M
Course Cluster and Certificates: Writing Certificate

How did a TV show help reduce the rate of teen pregnancy to the lowest point in recorded history? Why did a new narrative approach to gay marriage enable the movement to go from losing 31 state referendums to suddenly winning? Storytelling, across mediums and social platforms, has the power to change behavior and shift the cultural narrative. This class will explore the nature of "effective" stories, across a wide variety of issues, that engage audiences and often prompt action. We will discuss how this process works and ways to develop social impact campaigns. Students will have the chance to question some of the leading creators/practitioners who will join as guest speakers.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA WRCT
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)

Last Updated on SEP-26-2021
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