New WI Course for Spring 2013: Social Aspects of Fishing

Need a Writing Intensive Class For Spring?

Social Aspects of Fishing

Taught by Dr. Mark Morgan, Parks, Recreation & Tourism & Jennah Sontag, M.S., School of Journalism

A team of undergraduate writers are needed to organize and edit a collection of fishing stories by Missouri anglers—culminating in the publication of a book.

Funded by the Campus Writing Program


Missouri has a rich history and recreational fishing is an important part of the state’s cultural heritage.  But the value of angling is far greater than its economic impact, number of annual license purchases, or days fished.  Fishing stories, as told by Missouri anglers, are useful for describing the reasons and benefits of participation — aside from simply catching fish.  Often the source of humor and exaggeration, fishing stories are frequently told, but rarely documented.  Folklore is an important oral tradition in the state and worthy of preservation.  Once published, this book will promote dialogue between family/friends and also increase fishing participation.


PRT 2101 Special Topics:  Social Aspects of Fishing (3 credits)

Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

109 ABNR