Syllabus

ENG 221: New Media Writing

David Morgen

TR 10 - 11:15

Callaway N204

Illustration from Net Smart: How to Thrive Online by Howard Rheingold.
Writing Online: Rhetoric for the Digital Age by George Pullman

Welcome to the course site for ENG221: New Media Writing.

In this course students will develop advanced skills in composing for new media projects. This course introduces students to the theories and practices of creating content for linear and non-linear interactive media. Students will explore the rhetorical and design affordances of multiple new media publishing platforms, both proprietary and open source, and evaluate their effectiveness for different audiences and content. Additionally this course focuses on scripting/storyboarding formats for content development; generating optimized, rhetorically effective content for search engines; and using technology to compose collaborative new media projects.