HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Fall 2019, Section 004 - May I Have Your Attention, Please? Storytelling in Today's Media Economy
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors

Details

Credits:
1
Other:
Honors, Minicourse
Waitlist Capacity:
25
Class Misc Info:
Meets 09/25/19 - 11/20/19. (Drop/Add deadline=10/08/19.).
Advisory Prerequisites:
First-year standing in the Honors Program.
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

With the recent explosion of digital information, our media economy has become increasingly competitive while our attention is a scarce resource. Considering we no longer have time to find important information ourselves, our attention spans have evolved to be selective towards digestible, accessible stories. Anyone who seeks to present written information, whether it be groundbreaking research, news, or poetry, must in turn balance public appeal and accuracy.

This workshop explores storytelling through the lenses of fiction/poetry, memoir, journalism, science communication, and audio/visuals. First, we will discuss the history of storytelling and our natural ability to comprehend information in this format. Second, we will analyze published works from each genre. Do the “successful” pieces have a plot line? Are they short, and if not, which elements did the author use to maintain their audience’s attention? Lastly, we will hear from current writers in the field and workshop our own writing using tactics learned in class.

Course Requirements:

Students will complete weekly readings and writing prompts as well as a final assignment that will be workshopped by the class.

Intended Audience:

Schedule

HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
 In Person
17576
Open
1
3LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/26 through 11/21.
003 (SEM)
 In Person
16194
Open
1
1LSA Hnrs Y1
-
F 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes.This section meets 9/27 through 11/22.
004 (SEM)
 In Person
16195
Open
2
2LSA Hnrs Y1
-
W 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes.This section meets 9/25 through 11/20.
005 (SEM)
 In Person
16667
Open
1
3LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Tu 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes.This section meets 9/24 through 11/26 with no class on 10/15.
006 (SEM)
 In Person
22545
Open
1
1LSA Hnrs Y1
-
M 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes.This section meets 9/23 through 11/25 with no class on 10/14.
007 (SEM)
 In Person
17190
Open
1
1LSA Hnrs Y1
-
F 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes.This section meets 9/27 through 11/22.

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