This Writing throuh Media course at the Univeristy of Florida draws upon methodologies from visual and digital rhetoric, paired with topics from sustainability and ecocomposition, to teach students how social issues are visualized online and how to use digital mapping, augmented reality, and image tracking for public writing and advocacy. As such, we focus on digital representations of the environment. Readings include work in technology, science, popular culture, and the humanities.
- White Noise. Don Delillo. Penguin Classics, 2009.
- Sustainability: A Reader for Writers. Carl Herndl (Ed) Oxford UP, 2013 (Couse readings are all available as open-access texts online).
- Daily access to your university email.
- Visualizing Information for Advocacy. Tactical Technology Collective, 2014 (Online at Visualisingadvocacy.org).
- Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing. Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky (Eds.) Parlor Press, 2010 (Online at Writingspaces.org).
- Web Writing Style Guide.. Matt Barton, James Kalmbach, and Charles Lowe (Eds.) Parlor Press, 2010 (Online at Writingspaces.org).
Content: Students demonstrate competence in the terminology, concepts, theories and methodologies used within the environmental and digital humanities.
Communication: Students communicate knowledge, ideas and reasoning clearly and effectively across modalities. Students will participate in classdiscussions throughout the semester to reflect on assigned readings.
Critical Thinking: Students analyze information carefully andlogically from multiple perspectives, using discipline-specificmethods, and develop reasoned solutions to problems.
Design: Students work individually and in groups to build, workshop, and usability test rhetorically compelling digital projects.
Research & Write: Students select a research topic which they will focus on throughout the semester. The ideal topic will connect projects to individual professional, civic, personal, or academic interests.