Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (WRTG 2010 OR HONOR 2211 OR WRTG 2011 OR EAS 1060) OR AP Comp/Lit score of at least 4 OR AP Lang/Comp score of at least 4.
Requirement Designation:
Upper Division Communication/Writing
Course Attribute:
Flexible Schedule
Online
Description
The course provides a theoretical basis and practical approaches for writing interactive, non-linear documents for the World Wide Web and other multimedia environments. Through readings, writings, and discussions, class members explore how interactive digital media are shaping public discourse and creative possibilities. Students complete projects applicable to business, communications, education, the arts, entertainment, and personal interests. Topics include the relationship between medium and message, the history of hypertext, blogging, storyboards, web-specific organizing strategies, evaluating and choosing information sources, persuasive writing techniques, and developing multimedia scripts for video games or hyperfiction.