UNH's Coolest Courses [Part 10]: ENGL 703 Travel Writing

UNH's Coolest Courses [Part 10]: ENGL 703 Travel Writing

Spend the restless weeks of winter break in the country that brought the world treasures from Shakespeare to The Beatles. And everything in between, like Monty Python, wherever that falls on the spectrum.

ENGL 703 is Travel Writing, and in addition to online assignments, students in this program will actually be going to London to write about the experience. Though the next break is summer, I mention it before the fall ’14 semester for a reason.

This J-term course requires some planning ahead, because the pre-requisite is ENGL 501, or intro to creative non-fiction.

If you love to travel and write, this course could be the first taste of the type of career you only dream of. This is an opportunity to experience a country with a rich history and culture, and your memories will be all the more vivid from the stories you are asked to produce as part of the assignment.

The challenges will include those of real travel writers, such as figuring out your own transportation and navigation systems. You must learn to be comfortable with the unfamiliar.

It will take some planning ahead, but it looks well worth it.

If you’ve had a good experience with other courses, go ahead and drop the course name and a quick explanation for why it belongs in the series in a comment. If you disagree with the selection, or had a bad experience, I’d like to hear about that too.