ENG486 201702 Undergraduate

Term: 
Winter 2018
Course: 
ENG 486
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
New Media and Digital Culture
Instructors: 

Tara Fickle

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  • Title: Assistant Professor, English Department
  • Phone: 541-346-3979
  • Office: 372 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: MW 1:30-3:00pm
  • Website: Website
Department Section Description: 

Study of media emerging from computer-based digital techniques, including digital cinema, cyborgs, interactive games, multiplayer online simulations, and viral videos. Offered alternate years.

Fulfills: 

Old Major: F-Upper-Division Elective

Upper-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.

E-Media/Folklore/Culture

Media, Folklore, and/or Culture courses focus on print and non-print media to explore culture and its processes of creative expression.

Digital Humanities Minor

Digital Humanities Minor courses integrate literary study with the use of digital tools and technologies. Students in the minor learn how to make interpretive arguments by building digital archives and maps, interacting with digital games, using web-based publishing platforms, and visualizing data. The minor pays particular attention to the culture of creation in literary and cultural analysis. 

English Minor

English Minor courses offer students centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts.  The English minor can focus and extend the values of a liberal arts education, while also providing extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking.