AAS 394 - Junior Seminar in Professional Writing
Section: 001
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses).
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

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.

Course Requirements:

No data submitted

Intended Audience:

DAAS majors and minors, as well as other students interested in contemporary African American life

Class Format:

No data submitted

AAS 394 - Junior Seminar in Professional Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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29138
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ISBN: 0813918111
Slave in a box : the strange career of Aunt Jemima, Author: M.M. Manring., Publisher: University Press of Virginia 1998
Required
ISBN: 0300188188
Sister citizen : shame, stereotypes, and black women in america., Author: Melissa V. Harris-Perry., Publisher: Yale University Press
Required
ISBN: 9780312069087
Blanche on the lam, Author: Neely, Barbara., Publisher: St. Martin's Press 1992
Required
ISBN: 0674024338
Clinging to mammy : the faithful slave in twentieth-century America, Author: McElya, Micki, 1972-, Publisher: Harvard University Press 2007
Required
ISBN: 0062065254
Round house., Publisher: Harperperennial
Required
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