WRITING 200 - New Media Writing
Section: 004 Twenty-Two Ways to Think about New Media
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Credits:
3
Other:
SophInit
Waitlist Capacity:
5
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

It’s probably fair to say that new digital media have changed the ways you write and communicate — with your friends and family, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and the next big thing; at school, on CTools, Google Drive, Piazza, Lecture Tools, and the like; at work, via email, WordPress, even video. These new tools and platforms — and a range of other technologies — are also changing the ways that scholarly research and discovery take place.

From historians mapping Underground Railroad sites in Detroit using GIS software to choreographers mapping the movements of the human body using motion capture technology to environmental scientists mapping geographical vulnerability to climate change using large-scale data analytics — many researchers and practitioners are asking different questions, following different processes, making different kinds of arguments than they did, or could, even ten years ago.

In 22 Ways to Think about New Media you will meet some of these scientists and artists, and also publishers, curators, policy experts and more, from schools and disciplines across campus. They will visit our class each week to share the ways that new media technologies have transformed their work. On days we don’t have visitors, we will have opportunities in smaller-group discussions and interactive collaborative work to explore some of these media ourselves via readings and assignments that give you the chance to follow your own interests.

Course Requirements:

You will blog regularly about what you’re discovering and connections you’re making, write a narrative about how new media has changed the way you argue, and complete a multimedia final project that takes a closer look at digital media in a field or discipline that has significance to you.

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WRITING 200 - New Media Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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22231
Open
2
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
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30852
Open
1
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
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30853
Open
Wolv. Access
2Y2
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: This course is a Meet Together with UC 256.
005 (SEM)
P
30854
Open
4
 
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
30855
Open
2
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
007 (SEM)
P
30856
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
008 (SEM)
P
30857
Closed
0
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
009 (SEM)
P
31775
Open
12
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Students must have completed Writing 300 to enroll in this course. Please email mollyjb@umich.edu for permission to enroll.
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