Fall 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This writing-intensive course focuses on writing in and for new and emergent media environments. The course will introduce digital and electronically augmented information-gathering techniques for use in emerging media and communications. While a number of technologies will be introduced and discussed in the course, the focus of the course will not be on the particular details of any one technology but rather on developing technological literacy; that is, the ability to understand and master new and emerging technologies as they appear. Following Rushkoff (2010), students will learn how to master technological environments, moving metaphorically from "player…to programmer" (p. 138).
Rushkoff, D. (2010). Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age. New York: OR Books.
Additional readings will be available online or for download via the eLearning website.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria: