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Last approved: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:46:49 GMT

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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

ciscojo
Jonathan
Cisco
CiscoJo@missouri.edu
573/884-6221
Campus Writing Program
Are you submitting this proposal on behalf of an instructor?
Yes
Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
greenwoodb
B
Greenwood
greenwoodk@missouri.edu
573/882-4867
Journalism
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
ciscojo
Jonathan
Cisco
CiscoJo@missouri.edu
573/884-6221
Campus Writing Program

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

JOURN
Journalism (JOURN)
Journalism
4568W
3
 
30
History of Photojournalism - Writing Intensive
Examination of the aesthetic and technological development of photography from its invention in 1839 to the present. Primary emphasis on the evolution and impact of the picture press and the documentary tradition in America, although international developments are studied as well.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only with Junior standing.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

greenwoodb
B
Greenwood
greenwoodk@missouri.edu
573/882-4867
Journalism
(numbers only)
Tenured Associate Professor
 
Yes, in the last five years
 

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Honors Course Information

 
 
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Writing Intensive Course Information

History of Photojournalism addresses the technological development and evolution in aesthetics of photography and its use to record and communicate events and issues. The class incorporates development in the use of both still and moving images for photojournalism. The focus primarily is on the development of the documentary tradition in photojournalism and its role in recording social, political and economic events in history. The class primarily addresses American photojournalism, but some international developments are incorporated into the course as well. The class fulfills the journalism history requirement for undergraduates and draws students from every interest area in the School of Journalism. There are no additional written assignments anticipated. The course does make use of a number of scholarly articles and texts related to the history of photojournalism. As part of incorporating those resources, class sessions will include discussion of the research and the way it's presented by the author in historical writing.
 
Face-to-face
Self paced?

 
60
Should this course be considered for funding?
Yes
Large Enrollment Courses:
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Writing Intensive Assignments

Words
Semi-Weekly Assignments
There are semi-weekly written assignments of approximately 300 words each as responses to prompts about specific developments in photojournalism history. Each written assignment requires the student to identify a major concept, explain its place within the larger context of journalism and society and identify how the concept might be visible in contemporary photojournalism. These assignments are to be reviewed by the instructor and teaching assistant(s) and are not expected to be revised.
Length of assignment:
3000
Instructor/TA
1000
Instructor/TA
4000

Longer Essay
Students will incorporate ideas from these short papers (semi-weekly assignments) into a draft of a longer essay (roughly 700 words) and then incorporate feedback from instructor/TAs and peers to craft finished versions of the essays (1,000 words).
Length of assignment:
700
Instructor/TA
1000
Instructor/TA
1700

Interactive timeline
Working in groups, students will also complete an interactive timeline using digital tools. The timeline will require text of approximately 1,000 words.
Length of assignment:
1000
peers
1000
Instructor/TA
2000

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
14.24
Revisions:
9.09
23.33
CWP Note: Some of the semi-weekly assignments are revised for the longer paper.

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Peer review
 
 
Many of the one page assignments ask the students to consider multiple influences or concepts related to photojournalism, identify the most relevant ones and support their argument. Not all students will identify the same concepts as the most relevant to the topic of the assignment or interpret its impact to the same degree. The emphasis is on developing the ability to synthesize ideas and evidence to support an argument.
Written assignments will start the second week of the semester and will be made bi-weekly. The essay drafts will be due in weeks 5, 9 and 12. Final versions of essays will be due in weeks 7, 11 and 15.
60
%
 
2
Teaching assistants will be selected from applicants who demonstrate significant writing experience, such as graduate students with journalism and mass communication experience. Other assistants may be selected as suggested by campus writing program staff. Teaching assistants will be initially trained by evaluation of published historical research in academic journals to acquaint them with historical writing style. Throughout the semester I will regularly meet with the assistants as a group to review class assignments and their evaluation. These norming sessions are designed to ensure everyone evaluating student writing is looking for the same level of quality and assigning grades in a consistent manner.

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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
 

Acknowledgement


Additional Comments

 
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:46:45 GMT): I have added JOURN 4568W, 01 to the Spring 2017 schedule of classes and cancelled JOURN 4568, 01 for Spring 2017
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