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Syllabus English 269 WI12

Syllabus English 269 WI12

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English 269 //
Introduction to Digital Media Composing
 
class meetings
Monday & Wednesday DE 343(computer lab)11:30a-1:18p
contact info
Email:critel.1@osu.edu Phone: (580) 399-5796
office hours
Monday & Wednesday 10:00a-11:30aDenney 503
 
Winter 2012 // Instructor: Genevieve Critel
In other words, at the end of this course, you will be able to understandsome of the key theoretical and practical issues surrounding the use of stillimage, audio, video in the public sphere. We’ll look at a wide variety of textsand use fundamental rhetorical and design principles to understand howand why the texts work in their specific contexts. As well, you’re work oncollecting still images, audio, and video—we’ll discuss pre-productiontechniques for each. Then, we’ll do post-production work with still image,audio, and video editors. Finally, you’ll work with software to get a sense of distribution, in print and online.
course websites
http://english269wi12.wordpress.comCarmen
required materials
External hard drive for backingup projects, at least 40 GB,formatted for MacHeadphones brought to every class meeting
 
ByThisIsNotApril
 
English 269 asks students to critically analyze the receptionand circulation of digital media texts while learning entry-level digital media software to produce digital media texts.
 
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Prerequisites
 English 110 is a prerequisite for English 269.
Late Work 
 I do not accept late work unless you have an excused absence and we've
discussed it in writing prior to the deadline
.Technology issues are NOT an excuse for late work. Plan ahead and anticipate that you will have technology issues ariseduring the course of the quarter. Give yourself enough time to solve them.
Netiquette
 Keep in mind that this course involves communicating with public audiences outside of the class. Consequently, youshould not include in your assignments content that you would not be comfortable sharing to a wide public audience.
Class Cancellation Policy 
 In the event that I need to cancel class unexpectedly, I will send you an email and ask the English department to put a noteon the door.
 
Course Objectives
GEC Statement
Category 2.C. Arts andHumanities
 2.C(2) Visual/Performing Arts
 
Goals/Rationale
: Students evaluatesignificant writing and works of art.Such studies develop capacities foraesthetic and historical response and judgment; interpretation and evaluation;critical listening, reading, seeing,thinking and writing; and experiencingthe arts and reflecting on thatexperience.1.Students develop abilities to beinformed observers or activeparticipants in the visual spatial,performing, spoken, or literary arts.2.Students describe and interpretcreative work, and/or movements
 
in the arts and literature.3.Students explain how works of artand writings explore the humancondition.
Bywallyg
 
Course Outcomes
The course outcomes for this class are framed around five key stagesin the life cycle of any text. Paradoxically, reception comes firstbecause in this course we will be discussing the reception of other,already-produced texts while the remaining four stages framestudents’ creation of texts. At the completion of this course, studentsshould understand the five stages below.1.
Reception:
Students should be able to use rhetorical and designprinciples to analyze texts that include alphabetic print, stillimage, audio, and video and use theories of participatory cultureto understand the circulation of texts.2.
Pre-Production:
Students should be able to identify appropriatemedia, storyboard, and anticipate issues of fair use andcopyright before collecting digital media assets.3.
Production
: Students should be able to make rhetorical choicesabout framing, lighting, location, and technology whencollecting digital assets.4.
Post-Production
: Students should be able to use softwareprograms to do image, audio and video editing as well asappropriate layout and design with alphabetic print for aspecific purpose and context.5.
Distribution
: Students should be able to use a contentmanagement system to upload digital pieces for publicconsumption.

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