This course covers developing story ideas, pitching, researching, reporting and non-fiction writing for publication in print or online. The course emphasizes the use of story-telling devices and interviewing skills to make written pieces effective and compelling. The format is meant to simulate the process of publication in the real world. The focus is on understanding the medium and the audience, and learning by doing. Students will write articles that can serve as ePortfolio writing samples.

Course Notes

CMNS 190 is equivalent to CMNS 191. Duplicate credit will not be granted for this course and CMNS 191.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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