ENGL295 - Literature in a Wired World
Syllabus:
Section(s):
0101;FCH1 - David Brookshire

Literature in a Wired World provides an introduction to the changing nature of books, texts, and narrative in the Information Age. The course explores the means by which literature engages technology and technology shapes literature, and by which new media responds to old media. Students will explore the role of the book in relation to other media, as well as the shifting status of writers and readers. In addition, students will explore digital cultures and the identities that form around them. Students will also learn practical skills such as basic HTML programming to create literary works. As an online course, students will interact with the instructor and each other via Canvas, a class blog, and wikis. No prior technical knowledge is expected or assumed, but an interest in working with digital technology (i.e. computers and portable devices) is a must.

Credit only granted for: ENGL278W or ENGL295. Formerly: ENGL278W.

Prerequisites: 

Section FCH1 is restricted to students in Freshman Connection.