Apr 20, 2024  
Catalogue 2022-2023 
Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

ENGL 203 - These American Lives: New Journalisms

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as AMST 203 ) This course examines the various forms of journalism that report on the complexity of contemporary American lives. In the past I have said that this course, in a plain sense, is an investigation into American society. And, of course, that a part of the aim of the course is to acquire the basic craft of journalistic practice. The other main aim of the course has been that we examine different models of writing, especially in longform, that have defined and changed the norms of reportage in our culture. But in honor of the decisive contributions to American life made over the last several years by the previous president, I want to make #fakenews also a focus of our course. How do we pay attention to, how do we produce, and how do we give compelling form to facts? Amitava Kumar.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)