Spring 2015 - Undergraduate Course Description
Instructor
Lambert, Carie
Discipline and Number
ATEC 3320 Section 003
Day
TR Time 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Course Title
Introduction to Writing and Editing for the World Wide Web

Description of Course:

This writing-intensive course blends theory and practice to increase the effectiveness of content that students prepare for digital media. Students will design, compose, and evaluate information to improve audiences’ utility and satisfaction. Topics include principles that assist students in the organization, logical development, structuring, and ethical presentation of digital content for specific audiences. Students also work through the IRB process to conduct collaborative usability research and they consider digital content design as it relates to their own online presence.

Prerequisites
• Completion of RHET 1302 and junior or senior status
• Proficiency in English grammar, citation, and basic college-level writing skills
• Knowledge of how to effectively use technology
• Willingness to explore, try new things, and inquire about topics that interest you

Required Texts:

tenative:

Barr, C., & Senior Editors of Yahoo! (2010). The Yahoo! style guide. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Griffin.

Felder, L. (2012). Writing for the Web: Creating compelling Web content using words, pictures and sound. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

TBA

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