This intensive writing course will reinforce the concrete writing skills and knowledge required of a competent and thoughtful health/medical writer. The course is structured around weekly writing assignments, detailed feedback from the instructor on each assignment, class discussions, in-class exercises, in-class writing, peer editing, and short supplementary readings. Classroom discussions and assignments will explore the reporting of nutrition and health topics in a variety of print and online media, audience analysis, evaluating sources, infographics, and editorial content development. Enrollment limited to 15 students; priority given to Nutrition Communication degree program students.
Class meets the first half of the semester (September 13 through November 15, 2023).