WRITING 201 - Writing with Digital and Social Media Mini Course
Section: 003 Audio Essay
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Class Misc Info:
Meets 10/23/17 - 12/12/17. (Drop/Add deadline=11/06/17.).
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Are you an avid podcast listener? Are you addicted to The Moth, Serial, 99 Percent Invisible, Radiolab, or This American Life? In this course on the audio essay, you will learn how to compose and publish your own podcasts, using a mixture of narration, interviews, sound effects, and music. Students will begin by developing several short sound-based narratives (“audio postcards”), focusing on such elements as voice, non-verbal sound, and interviews. Using the creative nonfiction genre as a model, you will then write an original audio essay, which you will record and workshop with your peers. By listening to a variety of audio essays and shorter audio pieces, you will also learn effective techniques for pacing, audio layering, and balancing anecdote with reflection.

Class Format:

In this mini-course, we will meet once a week for two hours: one hour devoted to discussion about a variety of podcasts, the other hour devoted to creative, hands-on work. Along with submitting three short “audio postcards” and one 8-10 minute podcast, you will be required to participate in class discussions, collaborate with peers, and reflect on the sound experience.

WRITING 201 - Writing with Digital and Social Media Mini Course
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: This class meets 09/08/17-10/20/17.
003 (SEM)
F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: This class meets 10/27/17-12/08/17.
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