Telling True Stories I
Area of Study
Communication, Intercultural Communications, Journalism, Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies
Taught In English
MECO210 or MECO211 or CUL240 and MAS210 or MAS211
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewIn this unit we look at techniques and structures writers use to engage ever-more fickle audiences. Key readings are drawn from a number of platforms ? books, feature articles, blogs, graphic novels, indie publishing ? to exemplify some of the more dynamic and engaging recent trends in creative non-fiction writing. We focus in particular on new and novel ways of approaching the past ? historical events, family sagas, crimes, eccentric and little known phenomena ? and on new modes of writing about science, sport, technology and social change. Students are guided to find and develop their own original stories, and produce pieces of quality writing, suitable for print or broadcast.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.