Apr 20, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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JOUR 4650 - Opinion Writing

Analysis of content, selection, and presentation of opinion in print and online media. Study of columnists, past and present, with extensive writing of analytical and persuasive editorials and columns.

Requisites: ((JOUR 231A and 233) or (231 and 233) or (2310 or 2311) and JOUR major) or (JOUR minor and JOUR 1050 and 2150)
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 1JE
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style, and grammatical correctness.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history and role of media columnists and editorial writers in shaping communications.
  • Learn methods of persuasion and offer evidence when praising and criticizing.
  • Learn to explain and interpret news and cultural events through editorials and editorial columns for the print and online media.
  • Write correctly and clearly in forms appropriate for the communications professions, audiences, and purposes they serve.

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