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Journaling: Writing Today for Tomorrow

Have you ever wanted to try journaling or establish a consistent journaling practice? Journals simultaneously mark the present and become traces of the past. This dynamic course combines a cross-cultural exploration of the history of journaling with practical guidance in developing a journaling approach that is personally and creatively fulfilling. The last year has been memorable, to say the least, and there’s no time like the present to delve deeper into our experiences and to preserve what we want to be sure never to forget. You will be introduced to a variety of techniques, including bullet journaling. A journaling practice is intended to build bridges between inward journeys and outward expression. Along with regular journaling assignments, you will read historical articles and journals by authors that may include David Sedaris, Anne Frank, Sylvia Plath, Nelson Mandela, and Carrie Fisher.

This course is delivered in an online, self-paced (asynchronous) format with optional live attendance at three synchronous Zoom sessions. The instructor interacts with students and facilitates group discussions within NYU’s online learning platform. There are weekly deadlines for lesson and assignment completion.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Tools to get started and to keep writing
  • A strong foundation for a sustainable journaling

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • Novice to expert writers
  • Native English speakers and advanced learners of English
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.