Section 1: Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-1:45 PM

Professor: G Patterson

This course explores how writing practices are changing in light of emerging digital technologies. Recognizing that the act of writing can no longer be confined to the production of printed words alone, this course asks you to analyze and produce multimodal digital texts that blend alphabetic, visual, and aural components. This course will also help you learn how to strategically employ diverse social media technologies and transmedia rhetorical techniques in order to locate, engage, and persuade particular audiences. To establish a common theme and frame of reference, this course limits its focus to digital storytelling here in Muncie.

By the end of the semester, you should be able to:

  • Understand the affordances and constraints of diverse modalities of writing
  • Adapt genre-specific strategies for crafting persuasive, multimodal digital texts
  • Consider the ethical and legal responsibilities of writers publishing on the web
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the inventing, drafting, citing, and revising processes for creating multimodal digital texts.