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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Literary Studies
Course Number: LLSW 4025
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
In this course, students will develop multi-media journalism skills by exploring urban environmental issues--not just classic ones like water quality, environmental justice and climate change, but also broader 'ecologies' of gentrification and development, cultural preservation, and the delicate balance of private property and public space. Students will be encouraged to develop a 'beat' over the course of the semester, mastering the nuances of a particular field and building a network of sources. All projects will be multi-media, although students may choose to focus on one area, such as writing, photography, information design, audio or video. Students will create web sites and social media circles around their topic areas; mini-workshops in the classes will prepare students to think about expressing themselves through these different forms. Reading includes daily newspapers, web sites and blogs as well as longer works. Students will produce three short projects and one long, more complex piece at the end of the semester.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Open to Undergraduate students.