Course Details

Course offered Autumn 2006

H A&S 350 A: Writing War: war and conflict journalism in last 100 years

H A&S 350 A: Writing War: war and conflict journalism in last 100 years

SLN 13773 (View UW registration info »)

Ran Hennes (UW Honors)
Email: rhennes@uw.edu
Brook Kelly (Honors Program; Advisor)
Office: MGH 211, Box 352800
Phone: 206.221.6131
Email: bbkelly@uw.edu

Credits: 2, c/nc
Limit: 15 students

Credit Type

***COURSE FULL***
War and conflict reporting has evolved greatly over the past 100 years, from World War I through the Iraq War. Both shaped by and contributing to the framework with which society views conflict, war journalism plays a vital, if sometime ambiguous, role in the national discourse on the wars we engage in. This seminar will examine this evolution of the media-and specifically the role of war correspondents—in reporting on wars and conflicts. Touching on both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam and post-Cold Warring in Beirut, Bosnia, and Iraq among others, we will read first-hand accounts, memoirs, and academic analyses. We hope to come to a clearer understanding of the complexities and forces at work representing conflict and contributing to a “first rough draft of a history that will never be completed about a world we can never understand.”