DIGITAL 200 - Writing with Digital and Social Media
Fall 2022, Section 001 - The Art of Podcasting
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Digital Studies (DIGITAL)
Department: LSA Digital Studies Institute
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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The Art of Podcasting

Do you love listening to podcasts? Are you curious about creating audio experiences and experimenting with voice and sound?

This three-credit digital media course introduces students to the genre of podcasting by working together to create a season of “Michigan Voices” with a focus on collecting stories within our local communities. We will explore engaging podcasts to examine what makes them tick. We'll practice the art of interviewing, asking questions, and close listening. Experiments, class discussion, and making things are central to the course. As a class, we will envision and create a podcast season together; each student will have the opportunity to draft and design a podcast episode and to work collaboratively. The final project will be your podcast episode that will be published on a public platform.

Course Requirements:

No previous experience necessary with audio necessary.

Intended Audience:

Students who are interested in hands-on making, talking with peers about ideas and practices, gaining interviewing and close-listening skills, and exploring audio/digital media platforms; collaborative project

Class Format:

Class attendance will be required.  Assignments and course information will be submitted and accessed through Canvas and email.

Instruction Mode:  Our class meetings will be synchronous--our discussions, student presentations, work groups, workshops; there may be some asynchronous small group meetings outside of our designated class time.  I will meet with students individually after class or via zoom as they develop their podcast projects. 

Learning Mode:  Students will be using Audacity (free, downloadable), with the option to use audio editing software they have on their own computers as long as the saved audio format is accessible to both instructor and all fellow students.  Students will upload all files to DropBox--from experiments to drafts to final files.  Campus resources will be open to students for tech support and equipment and studio use; students will have the option to use these on campus resources. Note: The course is designed so that students will be able to use their own laptops/computers to make all of the necessary audio products for class purposes.

Testing/Assessment:  Students will deliver audio projects for this course with specific due dates, rather than testing.  Students will write reflective essays as companion pieces to their audio projects; students also will be writing text, including scripts, research and credits, transcripts, etc as appropriate to the podcast form.


DIGITAL 200 - Writing with Digital and Social Media
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
002 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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