Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Public Scholarship, Literary Journalism, Creative Nonfiction

The goal of this module is to compose a written piece of 2000–2500 words on a topic related to the student’s field of study intended for a broad and diverse audience (members of the general public, readers from different cultural backgrounds, scholars of varying disciplines, etc.). Students will thus actively learn how to build connections between different communities of readers and become leaders as cultural communicators. They will also gain jargon-free writing skills and develop a confident voice that takes up an authoritative position while learning about civic and social responsibility. 

Examples

Dr. Russell Cobb, “Why Do So Many People Pretend to Be Native American?” This Land Press, August 2014
Lynn Coady, “The Twilight of the Patriarchs” Eighteen Bridges, March 2013