Section 1 must be taken concurrently with CW 105 Section 101; this section is co-taught by Jordan Ruyle and David Wiese.
“The future is no more uncertain than the present.” Walt Whitman
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: blogging (Wordpress, Weebly, Wix, or the platform of your choice), Twitter, Instagram, Prezi, Soundcloud, iMovie, and online resources to refine the content, language, and readability of your work.
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.