This is a writing course in which students read some of the best long-form journalism, recent and not-so-recent, with a special interest in foreign countries and international themes. We begin by reading and writing personal narratives, discussing how they overlap with and are distinct from reported narratives. The heart of the course prepares students to write and revise their own reported narrative. Each week we look at key topics and techniques in researching, reporting, and writing long-form journalism. Because reporting abroad won’t be possible for most or all of the class, “writing about other worlds” encompasses some of the foreign subjects right around you.
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