Short-Form Nonfiction: In Search of Democracy

Spring 2022
Olympia
Evening
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 50
8 Credits per quarter
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Democracy is a complex aspiration - a social machinery of values and beliefs that ideally enables people to hear and respond to each other even when they disagree. We will use writing, research, and storytelling to explore how personal experiences tie us to broad social themes and challenges, including social justice, U.S. residents face in common.

Program members will study the art and craft of creating short-form non-fiction essays for print and audio mediums. Instruction will focus on researching, writing, recording, and editing stories for listening audiences. Participants will share writing online or in print form, and learn how productively to read, write, record, and edit stories for listening audiences. We will engage in a variety of writing projects and peer response opportunities designed to develop confidence with both written and recorded communication as shared meaning making.

Part of program content will focus on thinking about the centrality of formal and informal education for the democratic project. Readings and seminar discussions will lead us to consider what this means in relation to our own choices, responsibilities, and experiences as students and educators.

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Academic details

Paths
Entry
Intermediate
Preparatory For

Writing, mixed-media, communication

Credits
8
Maximum Enrollment
50
Class Standing
Freshman
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Senior

Schedule

Time Offered
Evening
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Location
Olympia