Interdisciplinary Studies

Sportswriting

Journalism 317

This course teaches students how to write about athletes and sporting events by covering national events on television (such as the Super Bowl) as well as games on campus. Frequent writing assignments will receive thorough critiques from the instructor as well as classmates. A major assignment will require each student to attend a professional sporting event as a credentialed member of the press, sit in the press box or at the press table, and attend post-game news conferences. Students also will read classic works of sportswriting.