ENGLISH 280 - Introduction to Digital Cultures
Section: 002 Literacy in a Digital Age
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AMCULT 202: Digital Culture or SAC 202: Introduction to Digital Media Studies.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The digital revolution has fundamentally changed the ways we read, write, and communicate, online and off, and the consequences of those changes are still not fully understood. Is the Internet making us stupid or smart? Does social media create community or destroy it? Improve or harm the public sphere? This course will examine language and literacy practices in our digital age, making use of scholarship in rhetoric, new media, communication, and writing studies. We’ll consider not only how we make use of new technologies of communication but how those technologies in turn mediate the ways we read, write, and communicate with each other. We’ll examine these questions through reflective work, historical work, and original research.

Class Format:

This course will be taught seminar style, with an emphasis on student participation and learning through research-based writing projects. For more information, contact Dr. Gold at dpg@umich.edu.

ENGLISH 280 - Introduction to Digital Cultures
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002 (LEC)
TuTh 5:30PM - 7:00PM
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