Media Writing: Introduction

Course Code: MDCM 150

Academic Year: 2019-2020

In this course, students critique media writing for purpose, content, structure, style and voice. Also, they complete writing, editing and reading assignments. Students conduct basic research and write works of exposition, persuasion and narration according to purpose and audience. They produce writing that has a precisely expressed the central idea and engages as well as informs. Students also proofread their own and each other's work, identifying and correcting weaknesses in research and content as well as faults in grammar, usage and style. In addition, they read at least one work of recent, controversial non-fiction which they discuss within the context of contemporary society and traditional and social media.