JRN4001 Analytical and Opinion Writing
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MSTA
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course builds upon the knowledge of and skills in reporting and writing news and feature articles. Students will learn to work with major political and social issues through intensive writing and analysis at an advanced level. They will study some of the classical traditions in these fields, including questions of moral certainty and argument, and rhetorical strategies illustrated by best practices in journalism. Students will look at examples from major journalistic publications and writers. They will learn how to develop both their writing and their analytical skills. Through an examination of issues, the course will familiarise students with the dividing line between editorialising and analysis, culminating in student work that is suitable for publication in print and/or online media.