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Communications (COMM)

COMM 261 (GH) The Literature of Journalism (3) Representative nonfiction by writers such as Susan Sheehan, George Orwell, Joan Didion, Alice Walker, Truman Capote, C. D. B. Bryan, Russell Baker.

COMM 261 The Literature of Journalism (3)

The Literature of Journalism introduces students to 20th century nonfiction by people who were/are considered journalists. Most of the work originally appeared in magazines or newspapers and in some cases was expanded on before being published as a book. This is not a course in literary journalism, although some of the books assigned might qualify as such. Instead, the course is designed to give students a greater appreciation for the journalistic enterprise and different styles of writing. Students will also see how different writers influenced other writers. Students will read works by Hunter Thompson, Alex Haley, Joan Didion, Truman Capote, George Orwell, and James McBride, among others.

General Education: GH
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2001

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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