Course Description
Course Description
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September 8, 2014

ENGL766/866 New Media Theory and Practice I

Course Description

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 539 or equivalent. As students read about core concepts within new media studies, they will explore the complexities and affordances of programming languages like ActionScript, JavaScript, PHP, CSS/XHTML, Ruby, ActionScript 2 or 3, and HTLM5 as well as complex audio and video composition strategies. Throughout the course, students will explore the rhetorical, literary, and technical aspects of various web-based and multimedia compositions/products as well as in their own multimedia composing processes and projects.

Course Outcomes

After participating in this course, students shall have improved upon the following skills (borrowed from NCTE’s Definition of 21st Century Literacies):

  • Develop proficiency with the tools of technology
  • Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally
  • Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes
  • Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information
  • Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments
  • Analyzing and applying multimedia scholarship and theory

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