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JOUR 353 - Opinion Writing


Credits: 3
Planned Offering: Winter 2011 and alternate years

Prerequisite: At least sophomore standing. Appropriate for majors and nonmajors. Opinion writing is growing in popularity and importance, though much of it is derivative and shrill. This course develops students’ ability to write opinion based on fact and reasoned argument across a range of genres, including editorial writing, column writing, criticism, and blogging. Currency in public affairs is emphasized along with building skills in persuasion, formulating coherent positions, developing voice and encouraging civil dialogue. The course is highly interactive and participatory. Staff.





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