Feature Writing

Feature Writing
Creating, writing, and pitching articles for nonfiction magazine markets; effective writing methods; analysis and criticism of articles.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCOMMS 321; Comms 308 or concurrent enrollment.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
Course Outcomes

Feature Writing

Students will create meaningful article ideas and pitch them for niche and general audiences.


Students will learn and apply feature-style storytelling techniques in compelling ways.

Ethical Norms

Students will apply personal ethics and professional norms in reporting and writing.

Freelance Skills

Students will learn business and legal principles associated with freelance writing.


Students will learn to include in their writing voices from diverse backgrounds and cultures.