M 5:30 to 8:20 p.m.
For students of all disciplines who want to explore and better understand the theoretical and practical complexities of digital and new media rhetoric. Students will critically analyze digital and new media rhetorics, consider the cultural and ethical issues of composing in a digital age, and demonstrate their understanding in course assignments. An objective of a liberal arts curriculum is to empower the individual with the fundamental language and analytical skills necessary for a lifetime of learning and growth. Through study of digital and new media rhetorics, students will engage in critical analysis of digital and new media artifacts and demonstrate skill in interpreting, using, developing, and disseminating information appropriately in a variety of media.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
See attached syllabus and schedule of assignments.
Four responses to assigned readings posted to course web site. Students must respond to two other students’ posts to receive credit for their own.
Prepare a tutorial on a new media tool or concept
Research proposal (conference)
Draft (iteration for initial assessment, feedback)
Final draft (ten-page, double spaced)
100 - 90% — A
89 - 80% — B
79 - 70% — C
69 - 60% — D
< 60% — F
See attached syllabus.
All assignments will be due on dates assigned. No late work will be accepted unless specific arrangements have been made prior to the due date. Students falling two assignments behind are subject to administrative withdrawal from the course by the instructor.
Students with three unexcused absences are subject to an administrative withdrawal from the course. Three tardies are counted as one absence.
See attached syllabus and schedule.