2023-2024 Catalog

WRD 286 Principles of Journalism II: Narrative Nonfiction: True Stories Told Well

In this course students will learn to combine the reporter's craft with creative writing skills to produce compelling nonfiction. The class teaches students how accurate, factual stories can more fully convey insight into contemporary issues and the human condition by tapping the power of fictional techniques such as character development, use of dramatic tension, dialogue, and narrative structure. The course develops students' research, reporting, and interviewing techniques, while focusing on the craft of writing. Using the spectrum of rhetorical devices, students will strive to create well-told stories about who we are, how we live, and the forces that shape our existence. 


4 units