Kristin Louise Gustafson
Provides hands-on experience in communicative practice and the production of media. Combines production and theory.
As a Media and Communication Studies Workshop, BISMCS 343 provides UWB students the experiential learning (production) and conceptual framework (theory) necessary for nonfiction media writing. Students in this course will work independently and with one another to create communication intended to inform and educate a public audience. We will replicate journalism practices of reporting and writing, editing and peer-critique, and news organization strategies. Students will take initiative as they design and pursue these practices and engage with media practitioners. By the end of the quarter, students will be able to demonstrate their nonfiction media writing practices, do original and rigorous out-of-classroom reporting, create a multimedia presentation about a nonfiction media writing practice or practitioner, identify and address media audiences, and engage thoughtfully with nonfiction media writing.
Student learning goals
Demonstrate nonfiction media writing practices
Do original and rigorous out-of-classroom reporting
Create a multimedia presentation about a nonfiction media writing practice or practitioner
Identify and address media audiences
Engage thoughtfully with nonfiction media writing
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading