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Last approved: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:58:11 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:58:11 GMT

Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

furstenaun
Nina
Furstenau
furstenaun@missouri.edu
573/882-1559
Science and Agricultural Journ
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furstenaun
Nina
Furstenau
furstenaun@missouri.edu
573/882-1559
Science and Agricultural Journ
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woodturleys
Sharon
Wood Turley
swt@missouri.edu
573/882-7645
Applied Soc Sci Div Admin

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

CAFNR
Science and Agricultural Journalism (SCI_AG_J)
Science and Agricultural Journalism
4482W
3
 
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Field Reporting: Wine Country Writing - Writing Intensive
Students will examine wine culture, agricultural issues in the vineyard, wine trends, the historical context of wine and Missouri settlement, and more. Come ready to shape articles into sharp focus and make them fresh with input from fellow student critiques. Graded on A-F basis only.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F Only
JOURN 2100.
 
 
 
JOURN 4482 - Field Reporting: Wine Country Writing

Instructor Information

furstenaun
Nina
Furstenau
furstenaun@missouri.edu
573/882-1559
Science and Agricultural Journ
(numbers only)
Adjunct Instructor
220 Gentry Hall
 
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

Students will examine not only wine culture and how to write about it, but also how wine is produced as an agricultural product (grape growing) and issues in the field, how a winery markets itself, wine trends in the U.S., Missouri and abroad, the people behind the wine industry and more. Students will talk directly with experts in the field during the field reporting component of the course. They will shape articles into sharp focus and make them fresher with input from fellow student critiques. Students will create narratives that are evocative and engages readers and will actively seek publishing their finished work. We will do in-class writing in addition to the outside writing assignments. The students will read their pieces aloud and the class will be solicited for their feedback. Key components of evocative writing will be pointed out by the professor and the students will be encouraged to look for these features in their own work as well as their peers.
The course has been moved from the fall harvest to spring planting time of year. This alters the type of grape growing activity/pruning/soil amendment issues the students will witness on the field reporting component of the class. Assignments that have changed: I now require a 700-word wine review instead of (2) 300 word short articles.
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Self paced?

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Writing Intensive Assignments

Words
1500-word article
Students improve on subject knowledge, use of sensory language to create resonance, interviewing skills and good source selection.
Length of assignment:
1500
Instructor
1200
Instructor
2700

Blog 1
Students improve writing and interviewing skills under the pressure of a field reporting experience.
Length of assignment:
500
Instructor
450
Instructor
950

Blog 2
Students
Length of assignment:
500
Instructor
450
Instructor
950

Verbal Report
Students show subject comprehension by a reporting on a key element of the field reporting experience in a ten-minute verbal report, enhanced by photos or graphics as they can, of one of the components of the trip. A written draft of their report is also required.
Length of assignment:
500
Instructor
 
 
500

Wine Review
Learn the vocabulary of wine. Show ability to understand the use of sensory writing in communication.
Length of assignment:
700
Instructor
600
Instructor
1300

In-Class Writings
Weekly 200-word writings in-class to develop xxxxxx
Length of assignment:
1400
Instructor
 
 
1400

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
15.45
Revisions:
8.18
23.64
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Oral presentation by student, followed by feedback
Peer review
 
 
Each student will select their article topic after consulting with the professor. Each student will decide on the approach to the topic on their own. It will be expected that the angle of the story will be supported by the reporting and writing within their piece. The students will, through interviews and outside research, develop an interpretation of their topic; they will be expected to not only explain the reason for their topic choice (is it of interest to readers now?) but give a good reason within the text that readers would want to read it.
In the 8 weeks: 1st week - in-class writing & discussion; 2nd week - in-class writing & discussion of readings; 3rd week - 700-word wine review is due, in-class writing & discussion, preparation for field reporting trip; 4th week - 3-day field reporting trip is held with expectation that (2) blogs will be produced while in the field; 5th week - verbal reports of field trip components by each student, in-class writing and discussion; 6th week - 1500-word article is due, in-class writing and discussion; 7th week - extensive peer reviews are done of first drafts of 1500 word article; 8th week - final draft of 1,200 word article is due, in-class writing & discussion
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Acknowledgement

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Additional Comments

 
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:00:01 GMT): I have added SCI_AG_J 4482W, 01 to the Spring schedule of classes and cancelled SCI AG_J 4482, 01 regular section from Spring 2017
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