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Last approved: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:52:51 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:52:41 GMT

Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

townlaink
Kimberly
Townlain
TownlainK@missouri.edu
573/884-1869
Journalism
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
williamspai
Paige
Williams
williamspai@missouri.edu
573/882-9148
Journalism
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
rowej
Jennifer
Rowe
rowej@missouri.edu
573/882-6839
Journalism

Term for Proposal

 
Fall 2017

Course Catalog Information

JOURN
Journalism (JOURN)
Journalism
4410W
3
 
30
Intermediate Writing - Writing Intensive
In-depth reporting, research, and writing techniques with a magazine focus. Students produce articles for Vox, the Missourian and other magazines, publications or digital outlets.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
Consent of instructor required.
 
 
JOURN 4450 or JOURN 4804.

Instructor Information

williamspai
Paige
Williams
williamspai@missouri.edu
573/882-9148
Journalism
(numbers only)
NTT Associate Professor
211 Lee Hills Hall, Columbia MO 65211
Yes, in the last five years
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

This online course focuses on longform, narrative, and public service journalism. Students read masterworks of nonfiction for the mechanical wonder of words, ideas, and Story — for the sound of sentences, for the lay of the text on the page — but also with a mental scalpel for the reporting, and with a growing understanding that the best writing rests on a foundation of well-sourced fact. The class will explore techniques for finding, eliciting, and culling ideas and information in the service of storytelling. What is a "good" story? How are they conceived, reported, organized, written? Students will spend three assigned weeks reporting/writing very short features for Vox magazine; during those weeks the class assignments will shift, making time for that magazine work. All class work, including meetings, will take place on Canvas. The group element of the class requires each student to log on for a regularly scheduled one-hour workshop with professor and classmates. (The workshop will likely take place every other Thursday at 5 p.m. CST.) Weekly assignments will consist of a reading, a related writing exercise, and at least one online class discussion. As a term assignment, each student will report/write one to two longform pieces of 2,000-3,000 words each, with revisions. The goal is to finish this course a better writer, a better reader, a better thinker, a better analyst — a better journalist.
This will be an online course.
Online
Self paced?
No
10
12
Should this course be considered for funding?

Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Words
All Assignments
Students write weekly on various elements of narrative. These are to be short pieces, 700 words maximum. Students will also have occasional unannounced in-class assignments, and their big project is a longform narrative piece, due after following a consistent revision process on the last day of class in print and via email. We will occasionally workshop your short writing assignments in class. Because it is impossible to form exact word counts for a class like this in which students are writing constantly and the long narrative is ongoing throughout the semester.

Word counts are approximate.

Length of assignment:
5000
Instructor
10000
Instructor
15000

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
15.15
Revisions:
30.30
45.45
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Peer review
 
 
Students write pieces that are fair, accurate, well sourced, and verifiable. Each piece analyzes or explains some issue or topic that affects the human condition.
Weekly writing/reading assignments with one large project due at the end of term.
80
%
 
0
 

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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
 

Acknowledgement

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Additional Comments

 
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:52:41 GMT): JOURN 4410W, 07 has been added to the Fall 2017 Schedule of classes and cancelled JOURN 4410, 07. The students that were enrolled in JOURN 4410, 07 have been moved to the Writing Intensive section of JOURN 4410W, 07
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