WRIT 342

Writing for Online and Print Magazines

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective December 17, 2009 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course covers the critical skills needed to write articles for magazines, whether print or online. In addition, students learn by analyzing a variety of magazines. Topics include brainstorming and proposing story ideas, targeting writing to a specific audience, gathering research, sharpening skills for story organization, and writing for a variety of online environments.

Special information

Prerequisite: A 3 credit 200- or 300-level writing course and WRIT 280 Digital Tools for Writing and Communication, or instructor's consent.

Learning outcomes


  • Increase skills and flexibility for taking different writing approaches for magazines.
  • Advanced ability to do thorough research for articles.
  • Advanced knowledge of magazine organization and content.
  • Advanced skills in writing for a specific audience, purpose, and situation.
  • Advanced understanding of various types of writing for magazines.
  • Increase confidence in writing abilities.