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GOVERNMENT

GOVT-536
Applied Political Writing (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

This course provides students with the writing skills necessary for success in political fields, from campaign politics to political journalism to Congressional offices and issue advocacy organizations. Each student develops a portfolio of writing samples that can be used in applying for positions and/or demonstrating skills, and becomes familiar with the tools and techniques of expository and persuasive writing needed in the world of politics. The course emphasizes clarity and precision as well as the forms, substantive knowledge, and creativity important in political writing. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: 6 credit hours of relevant coursework in political science or a related discipline, and minimum 2.5 GPA.