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Topics in Journalism: Writing (and Arguing) About Inequality: How to Make Your Case

WRCT 268
Spring 2014
Section: 01  
Certificates: Writing

In spring 2014, this non-fiction writing seminar will be taught by award-winning journalist Tracie McMillan, Wesleyan's 2014 Koeppel Journalism Fellow.
In this nonfiction seminar, students will explore how to write about social issues by identifying inequity; understanding the logic and rhetoric used to both defend and criticize it; and develop their own skills to effectively communicate their opinion. Modeled after journalistic work, the course will also develop students' abilities to conduct first-person research and observation, and then translate it into written form for use in nonfiction. We will also explore questions of authenticity, voice and dominant narrative, allowing students to examine what it means to write about communities other than their own -- and the issues implicit in doing that work. Work from across the political spectrum will be addressed.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA WRCT
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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