Women's Studies 119
Women's Public Voices


This course will explore creating and critiquing public writing by women. It will examine the genres of the op-ed, political column, memoir, and broadcast commentary. The seminar will ask the questions: what constitutes a "women's issue" in public discourse and how can women best influence public debate. Among the public writers we will read are MHC alumnae who write for newspapers, magazines, and other media outlets. Students also will learn to write and submit for publication or broadcast op-eds and short radio commentaries. A field trip to meet with women writers and editors at the New York Times is planned

Meeting Times
TTH 11:00-12:15

First-year seminar (Writing-intensive course)
Does not meet a distribution requirement

M. Ackmann
4 credits; 2 meetings (75 minutes)

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Amherst College Special Collections and Archives Negro League Baseball Museum Wally Funk NASA 50 Eggs Inc