Fall 2013 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Knight, Kim
Discipline and Number
EMAC 4325 Section: 001
Day:
T Time: 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Course Title:
Digital Writing

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

This class will introduce the forms and strategies of digital composition. Through this writing-intensive course students will learn to write in and about digital networked spaces, focusing on changes that the switch from analog to digital has brought to representation. This course will explore writing in the digital age across a range of technologies, environments, and spaces, including blogs, short-form writing, collaborative writing platforms, and the writing associated with visual and acoustic media.

In this course, students will:
1. Become familiar with shifts in representation in text, image, and sound, including the relationship between them.
2. Investigate a variety of tools of digital production and utilize these tools to communicate ideas.
3. Explore new models of digital production, including short forms and collaboration.
4. Engage in processes of feedback and revision to improve their work.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics. ISBN-10: 006097625X

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Pre-requisite: Rhet 1302

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