2015 - Fall

Research For Writers

Course Number: JOUR-GA 1182.017

Day & Time: Tuesday, 9:30am-12:00pm

Location: Room 657

Instructor: Meredith Broussard

This course examines the craft of research, a kind of freewheeling advanced nosiness. Students will select a topic and will spend the semester researching it. Once the research is underway, we will practice incorporating it into literary nonfiction, a technique that can help transform prose from mundane to masterful. The final project will be a long reported piece. We will also read writers who use research in creative and invigorating ways. Expect to become a search ninja and learn to talk to experts like oral historians, archivists, or museum curators about how to mine the past for ideas. CAPSTONE CLASS