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Storytelling and Feature Writing

Big BendDates and Location

Summer 2017

Program Semester Dates: 
May 22 - June 23, 2017

Program Travel Dates: 
May 30 - June 12, 2017

Program Directors: 
Dale Blasingame and Kym Fox

Texas - Alpine, Marfa, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Big Bend National Park, Fort Davis and Balmorhea State Park. 
New Mexico - Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Lincoln National Forest, and White Sands National Monument. 

Pre-trip Orientation Meetings will take place on the Texas State campus in San Marcos. 

Program Objectives and Details

Check back soon for updates.

Admission is selective, and space is limited.

Carlsbad CavernsCourse Options

MC 4356F - Feature Writing
Instructor: Fox
CRN: 51859

MC 4382Y - Park Storytelling
Instructor - Blasingame
CRN: 51858

Students will earn up to six (6) credit hours by registering for both course options. 

Tuition and Program Fee

Tuition for three hours of undergraduate university credit: $774.99
for six hours of undergraduate university credit: $1,549.98

Program Fee: TBD   

Important Note: Personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee.

Course tuition and the Program Fee will be billed to your regular Texas State account and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.

Drops and Refunds

All university policies regarding installments, course drops, and refunds apply to all billed and paid tuition and program fees.

Applying to the Program - Application Deadline is February 20, 2017!

Important: Instructor Approval is Required to Participate in this Program! 

Before submitting the online program application below, please contact one of the program directors. 

Once approved, please complete the following online extension program application:

        Storytelling & Feature Writing Program Application

Important: In addition to the completed online application, the following documents must also be submitted. You will be asked to attach them electronically to your application:

Health Information

Insurance Verification

General Release

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.

If you want to apply after the deadline, please contact the instructor below for more information.

Registering for Course

You must register for your academic course though the Student Information System/Catsweb during the regular university registration period.

Program Directors

For more information about the content of this program, please contact:

Dale Blasingame

Kym Fox

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Program approval is pending!