The Art of the Interview (APA2450.02)

Joe Donahue

****moved to 2nd 7 weeks as of 2/18/2022****

Interviewing has been called an “art” by many writers. Some interviews require extensive preparation, others cursory, while still others are conducted with none. Students in this course will get experience in a variety interviewing genres and techniques. We will also watch, listen to and read several examples of interviews to further analyze various approaches. We will consider the purpose of particular interviews – broadcast, podcast, print, news story, public relations, background, for attribution. Students will conduct interviews and we will discuss results, as a class. We will identify and evaluate the challenges of culling information from people in different environments and we will strive to determine which approaches are most effective in certain circumstances.

Learning Outcomes:
Interview techniques
Interview analysis
Communication skills
Verbal skills

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
W/F, 4:10PM-6:00PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only

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