RCCORE 334 - Special Topics
Winter 2018, Section 004 - Digital Storytelling
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College

Details

Credits:
3
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In this class we will explore the experimental, technological, and highly creative world of Digital Storytelling. Digital Storytelling is a genre which contains many forms of multi-media based literature, from hypertext (links within a story/poem that transport you to other connected stories), to merging video, sound, photography, and language in a digital space. Other forms of electronic literature engage the viewer/reader through online textual games, the use of sound to control the words on the screen, and even movements of the body to interact with text.

Even though we might use highly advanced forms of digital communication/storytelling everyday (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogsites, texts and emails) we often don't consider that these same technologies can be used to create fictional stories, poems, creative non-fiction, and multi-media art. In this class we will learn to utilize these technologies creatively, producing our own works of electronic fiction. We will read a wide selection of electronic literature as a way to begin our own creative works in digital storyelling. We will study the craft of creative writing, examining traditional elements of plot, character development, and language as a basis to experiment with more non-traditional forms. Throughout the semester we will read one another’s electronic stories/poems and workshop them, highlighting the strengths of the pieces as well as suggesting ways for the author to strengthen their work even further.

Schedule

RCCORE 334 - Special Topics
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
25528
Open
31
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
20699
Open
7
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
32119
Open
7
 
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W 7:00PM - 10:00PM
W 7:00PM - 10:00PM
W 7:00PM - 10:00PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
23193
Open
7
3RC Ugrd
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Th 11:00AM - 2:00PM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
31365
Open
1
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
M 7:00PM - 10:00PM
007 (SEM)
 In Person
24566
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: In registering for this course, students must commit to attend an all day training session on Saturday, January 10, with staff in the morning and instructors in the afternoon.
008 (SEM)
 In Person
32231
Open
9
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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