Module Description (Section 1 of Intro: Technologies and the Future of Writing)
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM. Bozorth 131
In this module, we’ll investigate technologies and the future of writing by critically engaging in contemporary writing practices in digital spaces while grappling with relevant research in the field of rhetoric and writing studies.
Specifically, we’re going to be considering how the writing and social connections afforded by Web 2.0 technologies are transforming our understanding of a host of important social, political, economic, and rhetorical issues.
Complementing our readings and discussions, you will participate within three writing spaces that are becoming important to writers, readers, and teachers:
You will also practice writing within the Pecha Kucha presentation format, which places significant constraints on what can be shown and how long each slide can be shown and discussed in a PowerPoint, Keynote, or Prezi presentation. Specific requirements for each collaborative group project will be described in greater detail on a separate assignment page. Students will also write a final reflection in which they discuss their work in light of the core values of the Writing Arts major.
Note: This syllabus and assignments are derived and adapted from Dr. Bill Wolff's syllabus from spring 2013.
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