Course Detail
Course Components:
This course builds on students' previous knowledge about writing and reading texts to consider the “public” and “organizational” work of writing. Specifically, the course emphasizes the principles and practices of producing, distributing, and circulating texts within textual networks, including digital settings, and foregrounds more complex notions of collaborative writing, multimodal and multimedia composing, and audience-driven revision. To this end, students will learn how to use digital technologies to produce, distribute and circulate a number of print and digital texts that share rhetorical goals for a particular community organization or group. They will work closely with campus and community partners to assess their needs and respond by developing written projects that integrate multiple modes (i.e., visual, aural, and linguistic), media (digital and analog), and genres (web and print-based).