Opinion Writing: Writing to Analyze, Explain, Challenge, and Champion

JOURN X 457.2

Discover what makes opinion writing--editorials, columns, and commentaries--stimulating, memorable, provocative, and persuasive.    

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Spring
Remote Instruction
Starting at $630.00
As few as 9 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Discover what makes opinion writing—editorials, columns, and commentaries—stimulating, memorable, provocative, and persuasive
  • Develop your voice and hone your skills in a variety of assignments
  • Acquire the techniques to mount a compelling case, clinch the argument, and call to action
  • Study past masters of the craft through texts and handouts, as well as learn from some of the modern masters who join as guests

About this course:

Writers, communicators, and professionals in every field can benefit from acquiring the techniques to mount a compelling case, clinch the argument, and call to action. In this course, students discover what makes opinion writing--editorials, columns, and commentaries--stimulating, memorable, provocative, and persuasive. Students study past masters of the craft through texts and handouts, as well as learn from some of the modern masters who join as guests. Along the way, students have ample opportunity to develop their own voice and hone their skills in a variety of assignments.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Enrollment Closed
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Wednesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Joel Bellman
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Fee:
$630.00
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Notes

Elective course in the Journalism Certificate.

Enrollment limited; early enrollment highly advised. Visitors not permitted.

Enrollment deadline: April 7, 2021. Refund deadline: April 7, 2021. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 14, 2021
Course Requirements
Book: The Art of Fact by Kevin Kerrane and Ben Yagoda, eds.
Book: Best American Essays of 2019 by Rebecca Solnit and Robert Atwan
Schedule
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Discussion
Wed Mar 31, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Apr 7, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Apr 14, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Apr 21, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Apr 28, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed May 5, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed May 12, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed May 19, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed May 26, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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