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ENGL 403. Digital Rhetoric, Discourse, and Culture

Credits: 3
Department: English
Description: Impact of technology in humanities and English studies: history, theory, and practice of electronically mediated communication; print and electronic literacies; modes of discourse and theories of language, community, and self.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply an array of digital writing and media tools, such as wikis, blogs, podcasts, content management systems, and social networking tools.
2. Recognize the rhetorical dimensions of digital technologies to consider the ways real people and communities use them in socially and culturally motivated ways.
3. Explain the historical and theoretical backgrounds concerning the shift from print to electronic literacies.
4. Evaluate the specific nature of their own print and digital literacies and how those literacies help to construct their identity and connect them with various communities.
5. Explain the ways in which present-day reading and writing practices and writing spaces affect our notions of text, authorship, and publication.
6. Analyze how emergent media over the centuries have refashioned or remediated older media.
7. Analyze how new digital media are converging and are changing our culture and our definitions of self.
8. Interpret social, cultural, and rhetorical issues concerning digital technology and society using appropriate theories.

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