This semester, we will think about and write for new kinds of media. WRIT 501 is a course that will be as much about interrogating the rhetorical and cultural factors of writing for new media as it is about doing that kind of writing. Since it is a 500-level course, the practical material will be enriched with readings from scholars, theorists, and professionals to deepen your understanding of the “whys” behind the “hows.”
We will be critiquing ways and techniques of reading as well as critiquing and designing web pages, participating in an online community, and creating various kinds of print and nonprint texts – this will be a rich, writing-driven course. It is listed as a writing-intensive course, so there will be a great deal of revising, peer editing, and attention to style. WRIT 501 also meets the technology General Education requirements for English majors.
Please familiarize yourselves with ALL of the pages for WRIT 501 (see links above) as they contain important information about course expectations and assignments.