DPI-830 A: Advanced Intensive Writing: Column and Opinion Writing

Semester: Fall

Credit: 1.0

Faculty: Jeffrey Seglin

Schedule

Day Time Location
First Day 9/4
Meet Day T/Th 10:10 AM - 11:30 AM T135
Review

Description

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the process of researching, writing, and revising columns with an emphasis on the importance of audience. While we will spend time distinguishing opinion columns as one type of column, we will also focus on several other types of columns throughout the course. The course will draw on both the published writing of seasoned columnists and columns written by students. The class will be run as a seminar and writing workshop. Through readings, writing assignments, and class discussions, each student should be able to execute a well-thought-out, well-written column. Students should come away from the course with a clear knowledge of how much preparation, work, revision, and understanding of readership go into good column writing. It is advisable, though not required, that students registering for DPI-830 have first completed DPI-810, DPI-811, DPI-820, or DPI-821, or a comparable writing course. Each course in the DPI communications series assumes a fluency with the English language.