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New Media Writing

Course NumberENG 216W
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: A college level composition I course with a "C" grade or better or permission of instructor. Focuses on creating multimedia texts and creatively and appropriately remediating print texts for interactive electronic environments, identifying and selecting the most appropriate media for a given purpose, and writing critically and knowledgeably about issues and questions raised by digital culture. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Create new media texts for electronic delivery
  1. Explore a variety of software to integrate multimedia elements into our texts.
  2. Select the most appropriate media for a given purpose.
  3. Identify and use the elements of effective multimedia storytelling.
  4. Structure content to attract and sustain an interactive audience.
  5. Blend multiple modes of communication: words, images, sound, movement.

Conduct sustained research and reporting on a topic in an interactive environment.
  1. Apply ethical and legal standards to content.
  2. Develop and maintain a professional online presence using current and emerging technologies.
  3. Remediate print discourses creatively and appropriately into New Media environments.

Develop critical digital literacy.
  1. Discuss your work in critically informed ways.
  2. Write critically and knowledgeably about issues and questions raised by the digital culture and the New Media, particularly the relationship of the online world to the social, civic, professional and political world.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of and utilize visual rhetoric.
  4. Analyze websites as rhetorical documents.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of how modes and media shape interpretation and composition.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between print and web logic (linear vs. nonlinear).

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