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Welcome to Writing for the Humanities and Arts, Spring 2019!

We will be studying and composing in a number of genres, and examining what it means to write for the humanities. This stretches beyond Art and Literature to cover History, Philosophy, Theater, Music, and Media Communications.

The assignments are designed to help you in your future careers, especially if you aim to work in the Humanities, which include teaching, curating, counseling, technical writing and journalism. You will learn how to compose an effective resume and cover letter, how to create a focused report based on an interview, how to write an op-ed, how to write an informative review of an event, and how to write a compelling grant proposal. You will also create an online portfolio, and learn how to share your ideas in multimedia presentations.

The assignments will be evenly paced, with the final assignment—the grant proposal—being divided into tasks and completed as a group assignment. We will find ways to tailor each assignment to your interests.

We will be working in one of CCNY’s smart classrooms, which are built to encourage the use of technology, and easily adapt to group work. There are seven functioning screens in the classroom, and laptops available to all students.

See you in class!