JOUR 2458: Feature and Specialty Writing

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Course Format Lecture 2.0 h + Seminar 2.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Creative and flexible feature writing takes readers a step beyond hard news stories, tapping into readers' interests, illuminating real-life characters, and providing meaning and substance with a writer's own style. In this course, students learn how to use a personal tone, deploy different narrative techniques and obtain strong, profound responses from in-depth interviews to produce a long form story. Students also learn ways to market themselves and sell their content to editors and corporate clients.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: a minimum 70% in English First Peoples 12, English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, or equivalent; a minimum "C-" grade in a university-level English course for which Langara College awards transfer credit; a minimum "C-" grade in ENGL 1120; an "S" grade in ENGL 1107 or 1110; or permission of the instructor.

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