Course description

The natural and cultural experience of 8-10 days in Mexico will serve as the inspiration for compelling written communication in this writing intensive course. Students will master writing for diverse audiences in a variety of common formats, from science communication to popular media. Keys to successful communication include; the ability to grab and maintain the reader?s attention while synthesizing complex or controversial material; developing a narrative; and, above all, not distracting the reader with weak writing, lack of clarity, or poor structure. Through readings and field trips, students will explore cultural, environmental, and socioeconomic development issues in a rich and diverse landscape. These experiences will be the basis of the written assignments, augmented by research. Classes while in Mexico are full days with homework overnight.

Outcome 1: Demonstrate written communication skills across multiple media.

Outcome 2: Communicate complex or controversial information.

Outcome 3: Integrate personal experience and scholarly research for effective writing.

Outcome 4: Interpret trade-offs between economic development, conservation, and cultural imperatives.

Outcome 5: Identify key aspects of historical and present-day Mexican culture, including complex socio-economic challenges.

This course qualifies for CALS distribution credits for Written Expression and CA. Students and instructors will meet prior to the trip, before the end of fall semester. This is a writing intensive. We will meet every day, all day, for a mix of field trips, writing instruction and assignments.

Prerequisites

Completion of at least one college-level writing course. Instructor consent.

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Previously offered classes

Winter 2024: Off campus

Lauren Chambliss
Lauren Chambliss
Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication
Michelle LaVigne
Michelle LaVigne
Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication
Section ID:COMM 3090 001-LEC
Number:1153
Program:Cornell Winter Program in Mexico - Experimental Writing
Session:Summer Extra-session
Class dates:January 4-13, 2024
Final exam/project due:Saturday January 13, 9 AM - 5 PM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 9 AM - 5 PM / TBA
Mode of instruction:In person
Credit:3
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Chambliss, E. (elc55)
LaVigne, M. (ml2576)
Max. enroll:11
Notes:Trip consists of a mixture of lectures and field trips. This course qualifies for CALS distribution credits for Written Expression and CA.
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in COMM 3090 801-FLD
To enroll:See Cornell Winter Program in Mexico - Experimental Writing for enrollment information.

Winter 2024: Off campus

Lauren Chambliss
Lauren Chambliss
Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication
Michelle LaVigne
Michelle LaVigne
Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication
Section ID:COMM 3090 801-FLD
Number:1160
Program:Cornell Winter Program in Mexico - Experimental Writing
Session:Summer Extra-session
Class dates:January 4-13, 2024
Time / room:TFSU 9 AM - 5 PM / TBA
Mode of instruction:In person
Credit:0
Instructor:Chambliss, E. (elc55)
LaVigne, M. (ml2576)
Notes:Field trips: January 5, 9-5; January 7, 9-2; January 9, 9-5; January 12, 9-2; January 13, 9-12
Related:COMM 3090 001-LEC