ENGLISH 325 - Art of the Essay
Fall 2022, Section 002 - Magazine Writing
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp, Su.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Have you ever wanted to write for publication? In this course, we’ll learn the basics of writing for magazines: finding and pitching story ideas, researching and interviewing, developing a story and finding a voice to tell it, and revising and editing for publication. We’ll focus largely on writing features—pieces that go beyond reportage of breaking news to give us the story behind the news—gaining practice with shorts and sidebars, profiles and trend pieces, and in-depth investigative stories on places, people, and issues of interest to readers in the Ann Arbor community and surrounding areas. Our class will conclude with the publication of an issue of an actual online magazine that will allow you to develop your skills and demonstrate them to others. See https://themich.org/ for past issues.

Assignments: We’ll write and revise four features of increasing length and complexity, with students typically selecting three to revise further for publication. These features will require students to conduct both interviews of sources and research. Beyond major writing assignments, this class will require daily reading, 

Class Format:

This course will be hybrid, 70% in person, 30% remote instruction. 

Schedule

ENGLISH 325 - Art of the Essay
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
11184
Open
2
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
  Hybrid
11185
Open
1
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
11186
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
14165
Open
1
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
16178
Open
1
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
16207
Open
2
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
007 (SEM)
 In Person
16675
Closed
0
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
008 (SEM)
  Hybrid
16676
Closed
0
 
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
16677
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
010 (SEM)
 In Person
16678
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 5:30PM - 7:00PM
011 (SEM)
 In Person
16679
Open
1
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
012 (SEM)
 In Person
21343
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
013 (SEM)
 In Person
26127
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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