Journalism students can enroll in our Travel Writing course, taught by Professor Kathleen McGovern at the UA Rome Center. This course provides an opportunity for students to focus first-hand on the art and craft of travel writing, with particular emphasis on Italy. Through reading, writing, and visits in and around the city center, students will explore places of historic, artistic, cultural and personal interest. They will learn "by example" from a selection of great travel literature from the world in general, and from Italy in particular. And they will learn "by doing," via a series of guided exercises and assignments that explore the distinctive qualities of travel writing and the ways in which this particular art can lead to a deeper understanding of their own experiences and cultural identity.
The Travel Writing course is only available to journalism majors as a journalism elective. Students must notify the instructor of their intent to enroll. Any journalism major studying abroad at the Rome Center who wants to take this course must complete the following requirements:
1. Must be a journalism major studying abroad at the UA Rome Center. This class will not be offered in Fayetteville, AR.
2. Journalism majors must write one journalism piece before the midterm.
3. For the both the midterm and final, students must complete a minimum of two journalistic
pieces with 1 to 3 visuals (photographs, illustrations and/or video) and the midterm
and final must be posted online.
Contact Kathleen McGovern or the SJSM office for more information.
University of Arkansas
205 Kimpel Hall
Fayetteville AR 72701
Larry Foley, Department Chair
Dr. Jan Wicks, Vice Department Chair