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REGN U6522 Writing on Eurasia. 1.5 Point.

Category: MIA/MPA: Short Course, Regional
Fall 2017 course dates: Oct. 17 - Dec. 5

This course is designed to help MA-level students improve their researching and writing skills, and become adept at distilling acquired knowledge into straightforward prose. The aim is to assist students in being more effective communicators regardless of whether they pursue careers in academia, journalism, government service, private enterprise or the non-governmental sector. The course will also promote better understanding of how to get work published by mass media outlets. The course places particular emphasis on practical work, including the preparation of commentaries and book reviews concerning current affairs in Eurasia. Lectures examine the basic elements of editing, interviewing and concise writing. Other lectures focus on how to maintain personal and digital security while living and researching/working in Eurasia, and discuss best practices on harnessing social media for career advancement. Guest speakers will provide additional perspectives on ways to make writing on academic topics more accessible to the general reading public, and how to leverage expertise in Eurasian-area affairs in ways that can jump-start careers.

Term Section Call Number Instructor Times/Location
Fall 2017 001 87747 Justin Burke T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
1201 International Affairs Bldg