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Digital Writing, Literature and Design Minor

English Linguistics and Writing Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits in this minor: 19 to 21
The digital writing, literature and design minor offers students contemporary, online skills in writing, design, and visual analysis combined with an informed understanding of the culture, history, and critical interpretation of digital texts such as video games. This synthesis of the humanities with information technologies helps prepare students for a wide variety of professional pursuits in the networked, creative economy, as well as graduate study in digital humanities and new media studies.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Core Requirements (13 cr)
ENGL 5270 - Digital Literature, Video Games and Online Culture (4.0 cr)
WRIT 1506 - Literacy, Technology and Society [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
WRIT 4250 - New Media Writing (3.0 cr)
WRIT 4230 - Web Design and Digital Culture (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 4260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture (3.0 cr)
Electives (6 - 8 cr)
Excludes WRIT 1120, 3100, 3110, 3121, 3130, 3140, 3150, 3160, 3180.
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ENGL 1xxx
· ENGL 2xxx
· ENGL 3xxx
· ENGL 4xxx
· ENGL 5xxx
· WRIT 1xxx
· WRIT 2xxx
· WRIT 3xxx
· WRIT 4xxx
· WRIT 5xxx
 
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ENGL 5270 - Digital Literature, Video Games and Online Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduction to the genres and history of digital literature, and to the literary dimensions of online games, social media, and other network forms. Students will learn the theories, tools, and practices of digital literary study and criticism. pre-req: 8 credits of literature preferred
WRIT 1506 - Literacy, Technology and Society (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical survey of cultures without writing systems and cultures with writing systems and then later with printing, telegraph, radio, telephone, television, computers as well as other forms of technology. Survey of attitudes toward technology from Thoreau to Gandhi and beyond. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 1506.
WRIT 4250 - New Media Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01657 - Writ 4250/5250
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Combines the theory and production of new media writing--digital, verbal practices in converged media--through the application of readings and discussion to five projects that progress from written, print-based genres to new-media presentation. prereq: minimum 60 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4230 - Web Design and Digital Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01656 - Writ 4230/5230
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Practice in the aesthetic, cultural, and rhetorical uses of Web-design techniques, including discussion and writing about the theoretical and historical contexts of digital culture. prereq: Min 30 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01573 - Writ 4260/5260
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
In addition to teaching the mechanics of graphic production, this class draws widely on the disciplines of digital design, statistics, narrative literature, engineering, and technical writing to enable students to conceive, produce, and write about visual texts critically and effectively. prereq: minimum 60 cr, no grad credit