Spring 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
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 audiencesâ€™ 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.
â€¢ Completion of RHET 1302 and junior or senior status
â€¢ Proficiency in English grammar, citation, and basic college-level writing skills
â€¢ Knowledge of how to effectively use technology
â€¢ Willingness to explore, try new things, and inquire about topics that interest you
Barr, C., & Senior Editors of Yahoo! (2010). The Yahoo! style guide. New York, NY: St. Martinâ€™s Griffin.
Felder, L. (2012). Writing for the Web: Creating compelling Web content using words, pictures and sound. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.
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