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CW 105 - Intermediate Digital Composition: The Future

Fall 2017
Description 

Engaging with issues of authorial voice, the writing process, and technology, students hone their ability to read and write academic prose. A hybrid composition course, CW 105 meets in the classroom and online. Students use digital, multimodal writing tools and think critically about how such tools affect writing processes. Further, this course offers students opportunities to collaborate on projects, as is often required for academic and workplace writing, and which digital, multimodal composition tools are designed to support.

Breadth Requirement: This course can be used toward satisfying the Seven-Course Breadth Requirement

Available in 
Fall
Prerequisites 
Fulfillment of both halves (Parts A and B) of the Reading & Composition Requirement
Units and Format 
3 units – One and one-half hours of lecture and one and one-half hours of web-based lecture per week
Grading Option 
Letter grade or P/NP
Fulfills 
Arts & Literature Breadth

Section

Theme

Time

Instructor

Class Number: 13552
Meeting time @ place:
M 5:00pm - 6:30pm @ 130 Dwinelle Hall
Section Theme: The Future
Instructor: Jordan Ruyle
Section Description:

As the future is shaped, will your voice be a crucial part of the conversation? In this class, you’ll engage in an innovative digital writing & critical thinking process. We’ll explore visions of the near future by examining past ideas and the present world around us: Utopias and dystopias; the moral complexities of genetic engineering and human enhancement; the future of technology, gender, or [insert your passion here!].  

Also, importantly, much of the writing and research will be driven by the observations, controversies, dynamics, and deeper social questions that intrigue you. This is a course designed to make you a stronger writer and thinker with an array of digital tools: Wordpress blogging, Twitter, Instagram, Prezi, Soundcloud, and iMovie, among others.  

As a hybrid course, only half of our meetings will be in the classroom. The other half will be conducted through bCourses discussion forums, blog entries, and project workshopping with your classmates. We’ll create multimodal narrative reflections, examine arguments in a variety of mediums, conduct fieldwork interviews and research, and create richly textured project websites -- and above all, think hard about the possible futures emerging all around us.

This course is co-taught by Jordan Ruyle and Ryan Sloan. This section is to be taken with CW 105 Section 101.

Book List:

Writer/Designer (Arola, Sheppard & Ball)

Lapham's Quarterly: The Future (ed. Lapham)

Digital Course Reader on bCourses 

Class Number: 22337
Meeting time @ place:
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Section Theme: The Future
Instructor: Ryan Sloan
Section Description:

As the future is shaped, will your voice be a crucial part of the conversation? In this class, you’ll engage in an innovative digital writing & critical thinking process. We’ll explore visions of the near future by examining past ideas and the present world around us: Utopias and dystopias; the moral complexities of genetic engineering and human enhancement; the future of technology, gender, or [insert your passion here!].  

Also, importantly, much of the writing and research will be driven by the observations, controversies, dynamics, and deeper social questions that intrigue you. This is a course designed to make you a stronger writer and thinker with an array of digital tools: Wordpress blogging, Twitter, Instagram, Prezi, Soundcloud, and iMovie, among others.  

As a hybrid course, only half of our meetings will be in the classroom. The other half will be conducted through bCourses discussion forums, blog entries, and project workshopping with your classmates. We’ll create multimodal narrative reflections, examine arguments in a variety of mediums, conduct fieldwork interviews and research, and create richly textured project websites -- and above all, think hard about the possible futures emerging all around us.

Book List:

Course Texts:

Writer/Designer (Arola, Sheppard & Ball)

Lapham's Quarterly: The Future (ed. Lapham)

Digital Course Reader on bCourses Modules

Texts: Both texts are available at University Press Bookstore [2430 Bancroft Way]. Also, only Writer/Designer is available at Cal Student Store [2495 Bancroft Way]. If quantities run low at one place, try the other. Feel free to order used versions or purchase digital copies.