Electronic Writing & Publishing
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English 3120 / Section 005 / Mon. & Wed. 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. / CLSO 303
Dr. Ashley J. Holmes / GCB 915 / email@example.com / 404-413-5831
http://3120fall2013.wordpress.com (schedule, blogs, announcements)http://d2l.gsu.edu (additional readings, grades)
Mon. & Wed. 1:30 – 2:30 & by appointment
I am available in my office (GCB 915), by phone, or email during officehours. Otherwise, you can reach me via email.
English 1102 or English 1103 with grade of C or higher.The course syllabus provides a general plan for the course; deviations may be necessary.
Course Description & Objectives
This course involves the study and practice of writing and publishing in electronic contextsthrough the use of new media, web 2.0, and mobile technologies. Students will learnfoundational concepts of new media theory and will explore critical questions about the ways inwhich technologies impact how we write, publish, and interact with others. Course assignmentsprompt students to analyze the rhetorical complexities of digital writing and publishing and toapply their knowledge of new media theory to specific contexts. The course readings,discussions, experiences, and assignments will provide students with the tools to do thefollowing:
Analyze social, political, cultural, and historical aspects of electronic writing andpublishing.
Develop a rhetorical sense of audience, purpose, context, and genre for a range ofelectronic writing and publishing situations.
Develop skills to write and publish using a range of technologies, such as wikis, blogs,social networking sites, and websites.
Apply principles of style and design within electronic writing contexts.
Work individually and collaboratively to conduct research and to compose multimediaprojects.
Actively engage one’s role as academic citizen within local and/or global public spheres.
Service Learning and Public Pedagogy Course Components
My approach to teaching values the kind of learning that happens when students engage withpublic issues and interact with local community groups. This course prompts you to activelyengage your role as an academic citizen, and we will discuss what it means to apply yourcollege-based learning to public contexts. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to experiencebeing an academic citizen by engaging in a service-learning project.Service learning is a type of teaching that partners teachers and students with communitygroups; students often provide their services through volunteering and/or producing materials foran organization, and, in doing so, students have the benefits of a realistic context in which toapply their learning, the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from professionals, and theprospect of positively contributing to the local community. In short, knowledge is much more