WRITING 200 - Writing with Digital and Social Media
Section: 002 The Art of the Photo Essay
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
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May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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The Art of the Photo Essay welcomes students interested in exploring visual alternatives and complements to traditional textual narrative and argumentation. In this course, students will develop skills of visual composition and presentation through creating, editing and curating a portfolio of photo essays. Technically, this course will introduce students to elements of visual composition such as selecting and framing a subject, choosing a background, understanding light (both natural and introduced), and using Photoshop. Using these skills, students will compose photo essays that make arguments and tell stories. Throughout the course you will keep a blog that documents the evolution of your projects as well as your development as a photo essayist. The photo essays you create will be workshopped by your peers; while this process is aimed at improving your technical skills and rhetorical vision, you will also draw inspiration from seeing how others in class are handling the assignments.

Course Requirements:

Four photo essays, four pieces of short reflective writing, and a presentation on a professional photographer of your choosing

Intended Audience:

Interested undergraduate students

Class Format:


WRITING 200 - Writing with Digital and Social Media
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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