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Emerging Media and Communication Course Descriptions

EMAC 2321 (ATEC 2321) Writing and Research for New Media (3 semester hours) This writing-intensive course focuses on writing for new and emergent media environments. The course will introduce digital and electronically augmented information-gathering techniques for use in emerging media and communication. Prerequisite: RHET 1302 or permission of instructor. (3-0) Y
EMAC 2322 (ATEC 2322) Introduction to Electronic and Digital Communications (3 semester hours) The course will examine the history of electronic communications with a critical view of their effects on society. The focus will be on the role of the Internet in contemporary life, the commodification of news and information, and will introduce electronic and digital research methods for emerging media and communication. Prerequisite: RHET 1302 or permission of instructor. (3-0) Y
EMAC 3326 (ATEC 3326) Emergent Media and Mass Communications (3 semester hours) The course will introduce emerging practices in new media, such as mobile, distributed, time-shifted, and personal media. It will blend theoretical studies and project-intensive practice in leading-edge applications of digital media, interactive media, and Internet communications. Prerequisite: ATEC/EMAC 2321 or ATEC/EMAC 2322 or permission of instructor. (3-0) Y
EMAC 3361 (ATEC 3361) Internet Studio (3 semester hours) Introduction to researching, designing, producing, and distributing Internet content. Through readings, class discussions, and class projects, this class focuses on the various means and techniques for publishing networked digital material. The course will help students develop the ability to create and present a networked portfolio of their digital work. Prerequisite: ATEC 2382. (0-3) Y
EMAC 3363 (ATEC 3363) Basic Interaction Design (3 semester hours) Study of human-machine interaction for art and design applications. Students explore existing models for interaction as used in web-based publishing, game development, entertainment and artistic performances. The creation of new models of interaction using multi-modal devices (haptic devices) is pursued. Prerequisite: ATEC 2382. (0-3) Y
EMAC 4325 Digital Writing (3 semester hours) 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. Prerequisite: RHET 1302. (3-0) Y
EMAC 4326 (ATEC 4326) Emergent Media Production (3 semester hours) The course explores production studio and field practices in the development of emerging forms of digital media and communications. Students will work individually and in teams to produce new media projects using a variety of different methods and technologies. Areas of investigation may include weblogs, video blogs, podcasts, mobile media, and social media projects. Prerequisite: ATEC/EMAC 3326 or permission of instructor. (3-0) Y
EMAC 4346 (ATEC 4346) Story-Telling for New Media (3 semester hours) Theory, principles and practice of narratives created for distribution via digital media. Includes study of the creation of both linear and nonlinear digital content for Internet distribution. Prerequisite: ATEC/EMAC 3361. (0-3) Y
EMAC 4347 (ATEC 4347) Advanced Design (3 semester hours) Explores advanced concepts and techniques in design including the use of computer-assisted creation of images. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: ATEC/EMAC 3361 or ATEC/EMAC 3363. (0-3) Y
EMAC 4372 (ATEC 4372) Topics in Emerging Media and Communication (3 semester hours) The course studies fundamental principles and basic techniques of emerging media and communication. Sections may be devoted exclusively to a single aspect of emerging media and communication or to a multiplicity of subjects related to the field. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (12 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Upper division standing. (3-0) R
EMAC 4380 (ATEC 4380) Capstone Project (3 semester hours) Culminating course in Emerging Media and Communication. Students will engage in the creation of an advanced creative and/or research project exploring the interaction of the arts with digital technology. Restricted to students majoring in Emerging Media and Communication who are within one semester of graduation. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (0-3) Y
EMAC 4V71 (ATEC 4V71) Independent Study in Emerging Media and Communication (1-3 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member's direction. Signature of instructor on proposed project outline required. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and completion of all lower-division requirements in EMAC and permission of the instructor. ([1-3]-0) R