Literary Journalism: History and Theory (MECO6906)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit gives students an overview of the history and theory of literary journalism, as well as a critical understanding of key writers and genres. Topics studied include early journalisms, the essay form, memoir, New Journalism, travel writing, blogging and the profile.

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Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Assessment

1x1500wd seminar paper (30%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1000wd journal/clippings file (20%), seminar participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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