Writing Well About Food and Nutrition

Course Details

Course Number
NUTR 322
Associated Faculty

Course Description

This course is an intensive workshop on finding your own voice and using it to write clearly and powerfully about food, food policy, and nutrition.Skills acquired in this course are intended to complement other skills that Friedman School students acquire such as research design and interpretation, scholarly citation, and data analysis.Students will write a series of short and longer articles designed to help them learn to structure research and information gathered from a variety of sources into concise, persuasive, engaging narratives with a clear sense of direction that requires craft and practice. A series of short assignments will give students a chance to practice writing a family dietary history, an informational article, solving cooking problems, and other forms. A final assignment will bring together the elements introduced in class in a long-form reported article. Priority enrollment for NICBC students. Enrollment limited to 20 students. 




NUTR 0220: Fundamentals of Writing About Nutrition and Health or complete writing sample for exemption (contact Rachel Bleiweiss-Sande for writing sample prior to the first day of class), and graduate standing or instructor consent. Prerequisite (NUTR 0220) may not be taken concurrently with NUTR 0322.

Terms Offered

Semester/Term SIS Number Meeting Time Location Instructors
Spring 2019 23972 Tuesday 9:00am - 12:00pm Jaharis 254 (2nd floor conference room) Corby Kummer
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