The WRITING for

340 Course

Pundits, Politicians, Bloggers, & Theorists
Communication & the Public Intellectual
Section 65290D 3:30-4:50 MW GFS 218 Professor Stephen Mack
stephen.mack@sbcglobal.net 213-821-1210 This class is about “high-brow punditry.” We’re going to study it—and we’re going to do it. In this class, you will:      Set up your own blog site Choose your own writing topics of political, social, or economic importance Learn to write the Op-Ed and other essay forms Define your own public or professional identity Engage in meaningful discussion with other writers (inside the classroom—and beyond)

Class space is limited. Admission will be granted (regardless of major) to students whose personal or professional interests fit the design of the course. Students working fields such as IR, Political Science, Public Administration and Policy, Communications or Journalism, History, Economics, Pre-Law or related areas may find the course especially relevant. For more information or to request a D-Clearance Application, please email

stephen.mack@sbcglobal.net

Request for D-Clearance in Writing 340 for Communication and the Public Intellectual
Please return this form via email to Professor Stephen Mack, Writing Program at Stephen.mack@sbcglobal.net

Section 65290D

3:30-4:50 MW GFS 218 Spring 2014

Note: Transfer students should ensure that they have received credit for Writing 130/140 on their STARS report. If not, please bring a copy of your unofficial transcripts to JEF 150.

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*Due to the limited space available for this course, admission will be
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