Syllabus

01/05/2015-01/30/2015  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 09:15AM – 11:50AM, Garaventa 250

Books: Lonely Planet Travel Writing (How to) By Don George (provided)

Course Title: Around the World in 28 Days

Instructor(s): Ginny Prior and Don George

Email: ginnyprior@yahoo.com

Description:

The Bay Area is a traveler’s dream. In less time than it takes to pack for a trip, you can be sipping wine outside an Italian villa; trekking in the highlands with llamas; kayaking to a remote island paradise or riding a cable car in one of the most romantic cities on earth.

This course will teach students the art of travel journalism for broadcast and print. Travel writers see the beauty in every landscape. They know how to navigate big cities and tiny villages, how to find the best cuisine and how to uncover stories that have rarely been told.

In this class, we will explore and write about four distinct Bay Area regions: San Francisco, Napa/Sonoma, the rugged San Mateo Coast and our own East Bay Regional Parks. We will learn writing and broadcast skills from veteran travel journalists and maintain our own travel website for class. At the end of the course, we’ll have an awards ceremony and “world cuisine” luncheon.

This Jan Term, consider saving your money and exploring one of the most amazing landscapes in the world–the San Francisco Bay Area.

Division: Upper

Basis for Final Grade: four 600 wd. travel articles (40%), one radio vignette (20%) weekly quizzes (20%), photography (10%) Web design (10%).

Course Fee: $350.00

(Cost includes all travel via motor coach, meals on longer travel days, Duck Boat passes, llama trek, reading material, photocopying, guest speaker fees and a feature awards lunch at the end of the term.)

 

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