In the professional world, your writing often speaks for you. Through effective and enlivened writing, you can convey the strength of your valuable ideas to others and make a positive impact on the world around you. The Junior Seminar in Professional Writing provides DAAS majors and minors, as well as other students interested in contemporary African American life, with opportunities to read, analyze, and practice a diverse range of professional writing styles based on a topical theme in African American Studies. Over the course of the academic term, you will have opportunities to read and practice writing in formats and genres such as: journalistic writing, grant writing, legal writing, creative writing, public policy writing, health field writing, public history writing, and book and film reviews. Experimenting with these varied formats will prepare you to meet the many writing challenges that you may face in the future, while also helping you to become a more flexible thinker. We will have classroom visits from professional writers in DAAS and beyond who publish in these various fields. Finally, you will have the opportunity to develop a polished final paper that best fits the style of your favorite genre and/or intended professional path and might be used as the basis for a writing sample for applications to graduate or professional schools.
The theme for AAS 394 this year (winter 2014) is Images of African American and Native American women in American culture. Our course will include lively discussions around this theme that will contribute to our production of powerful pieces of writing.
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DAAS majors and minors, as well as other students interested in contemporary African American life
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