Apr 23, 2024  

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ENG 216W - New Media Writing

Credits: 3
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.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in a college level composition I course or permission of instructor
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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