Writing for Jazz Students
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Lang College
Course Number: LFYW 1300
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Creative Writing
  • English Composition
  • Jazz
Taking New York City as our subject, this writing-intensive course for students at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music is a practical introduction to critical reading and written communication. How can we understand the city and our place in it? How can we communicate our individual experiences to others? Texts, including film and popular song in addition to the written word, will inform our discussions of the cultural, economic and physical structures that shape the city and our understanding of it.At the same time, readings from a wide variety of genres will bring our attention to the language and voice appropriate to different kinds of writing. Students will write, workshop and revise three distinct essays synthesizing their experiences of the city with themes and styles explored in class.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions


Open to School of Jazz & Contemp Music students.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Freshman students.