LHSP 125 - College Writing
Section: 004 The Changing Roles of Text, Image, and Audience
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (LHSP)
Department: LSA Lloyd Hall Scholars
Course Note:
This course emphasizes argumentative writing and related skills that are needed for success in college work. Various themes are determined by the instructors who come from many different academic backgrounds. This course makes full use of the close living-learning environment of the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program.
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

New media is everywhere. We blog, Twitter, Digg, download podcasts, post videos to Youtube, live on Facebook, and produce iReports for CNN. The term “new media” and the platforms and software that constitute it are constantly evolving and up for discussion. In this class, you will develop your academic writing skills by exploring what makes new media “new,” especially in terms of the interplay of text and image. New media is marked by line blurring. Text becomes image; image becomes text. Text and image collude to persuade the reader/viewer. As new media writers, we must know how to effectively argue both visually and textually to reach the reader/viewer. And with the advent of Web 2.0, the reader/viewer sometimes becomes our co-writer/designer. How does this happen and what are the implications when it comes to making meaning with and from new media texts? To answers these and many more questions, you will, in the course of the semester, write a new media definition essay, perform an image analysis of an interactive advertisement, compose a rhetorical analysis of a new media museum or gallery piece, and create a personal narrative enhanced podcast using Garageband. All essays/pieces will be workshopped and revised before being turned in for a final grade. To further develop your analytical reading and thinking skills, you will author an academic blog where you discuss course readings, new media texts, and the act of creating new media.

LHSP 125 - College Writing
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MW 10:30AM - 12:00PM
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15633
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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15635
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MW 5:00PM - 6:30PM
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15637
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15639
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:30PM
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38863
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41889
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Online at the C-tools site
Note:
All articles and web resources will be posted on Ctools. Be sure to print and bring to each class meeting.
ISBN: 0312482698
Rules for Writers 6th Ed + Writing Across the Curriculum Package., Publisher: Bedford/st Martins 2007
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