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Expository Writing 10-11: True Stories and The Art of Journalism

This multidisciplinary course introduces students to various principal genres of journalism: cultural essays, reported narratives, literary reviews, and think pieces. We explore these cross cultural genres through the focusing lens of certain basic questions about truth and story: are all stories based on subjective material equally true? When stories have multiple sides, how should a writer balance and incorporate conflicting material? Through a variety of targeted readings, reporting and writing exercises, guided conversations, and workshops, students gain a practical fluency in some of the basic forms of nonfiction writing that dominate our culture as well as greater conceptual clarity about some of the trickiest issues that arise from the goal of trying to write something true.

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Session Two
Accepting Waitlist Applications
at the time of application
on the first day of session