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Last approved: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:54:13 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:54:13 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:
hiless
Sara
Hiles
HilesS@missouri.edu
573/884-1869
Journalism
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
rowej
Jennifer
Rowe
rowej@missouri.edu
573/882-6839
Journalism

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

JOURN
Journalism (JOURN)
Journalism
4416W
3
 
30
Science, Health and Environmental Writing - Writing Intensive
In this course students learn how to cover science, health and environmental topics by reporting and writing several stories for publication. Students can develop a marketable specialty or cover these angles in any beat. This course can serve as a substitute for JOURN 4410 Intermediate Writing.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
JOURN 4450 or JOURN 4804.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

hiless
Sara
Hiles
HilesS@missouri.edu
573/884-1869
Journalism
(numbers only)
 
108 Lee Hills Hall
 
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

How will climate change affect us? Why is there water on Mars? Is the latest health craze safe? If you have ever asked questions like these, consider taking Science, Health and Environmental Writing. Led by longtime environmental journalist and Magazine faculty member Sara Shipley Hiles, this class will teach students how to understand, report and write on science, health and environmental topics. Students will write stories for publication. Students will do 3-4 drafts of each piece: pitch, first draft, second draft, final. Students will do peer editing and get one-on-one feedback from the instructor. Students will post to a website and social media.
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Writing Intensive Assignments

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FIELD TRIP/GUEST SPEAKER POSTS
During the semester, we will have several field trips and guest speakers. You will produce a summary using text, photo, video and/or audio for the class website about two of these.
Length of assignment:
1000
Instructor
1000
Instructor
2000

ISSUE BACKGROUNDER
You will write a brief, accurate and lively explainer piece on an aspect of health, science or the environment.
Length of assignment:
500
Instructor
500
Instructor
1000

PROFILE
The classic feature for all magazines and newspapers. You will identify and write about someone in the science, health or environmental fields. The article should make your subject come alive for readers and tell a compelling story. Story must include original visuals (photo, video or graphic).
Length of assignment:
2000
Instructor
2000
Instructor
4000

NARRATIVE OR ISSUE FEATURE
– Students produce a final project story on science, health or environment. This story will use all the tools of literary journalism: scene, character, plot line, dialog, etc. It can be about an on-going event, a re-creation of something in the past, an issue, immersion story, explanatory or point of view – or any other kind of feature that will allow you to apply narrative techniques. The story may include a shorter sidebar, which could take the form of a text story; detailed graphics or maps; audio or video; or editorial or column. Alternatively, students can arrange to do a service story.
Length of assignment:
2500
Instructor
2500
Instructor
5000

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
18.18
Revisions:
18.18
36.36
Each story will include a pitch of multiple ideas; multiple drafts; and a final draft. Students will be required to submit complete “fact packs,” which include all information used to write the story. Stories are complete only if they include fact packs and all other required components.

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Peer review
 
 
All are stories for publication. Students are responsible for finding, researching and writing story proposals for which they must deal with open ended questions, and think through how to write coherently to varied audiences and with varying purposes. Challenging tasks that promote critical thinking skills.
Students will have at least one writing assignment and/or draft due every single week.
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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
email sent to instructor 9-29-2015 for more information on assignments.

Acknowledgement

I have read and reviewed the updated proposal

Additional Comments

I have attached the syllabus that was used in Spring 2016. I will forward my new syllabus at beginning of Spring semester.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:54:09 GMT): I have added JOURN 4416W, 01 to the Spring 2017 Schedule of classes and cancelled the regular section of JOURN 4416, 01 for Spring. The student who was enrolled in JOURN 4416 has been moved to JOURN 4416W
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