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ENGL 582 Multimedia/Multimodal Rhetorics

ENGL 582.  Multimedia/Multimodal Rhetorics.  3 Credits.   H   

Digital culture and new media have transformed reading, writing, and research practices, revealing the multidimensionality of texts, blurring the roles of writer and audience, and creating new spaces for dialogue, collaboration, and participation in rhetorical acts. In this course, we will apply rhetorical principles across a variety of media genres-from blogs, to YouTube videos, to podcasts, to Tweets, to Instagram and Facebook posts-and will address the complex realities and challenges of composing ethical, persuasive, and effective arguments in the 21st century. The course will explore how traditional processes of writing and reading texts are challenged by communication across a range of diverse new media genres that employ multiple modes of communication (linguistic, visual, spatial, gestural, and aural ways of making meaning). We will examine the impact of multimedia/multimodal discourse on ourselves and our culture, and through our analysis and production of multimodal texts, we will explore how medium and mode shape the message, work to persuade multiple audiences, and alter the way that we understand, structure, and process knowledge. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ba-bgs-english/

Why study English language and literature? Because reading and writing shape the world. KU's English Department is at the core of the humanities, highlighting the "human" through our individual, one-on-one interactions with our students, our emphasis on community and global engagement, and our abiding interest in our shared humanity through the stories of others. We seek to challenge the mind and to engage the imagination of our students, to teach them to ask questions and to seek for answers.  We encourage them to grapple with the complexity of a culturally and commercially interconnected world and the global networks and processes of cultural exchange. We believe that words and ideas will shape the world. We teach our students life-long skills, so that they learn to write clearly, creatively, and effectively—discovering themselves even as they lay a solid foundation for professional success.  A commitment to teaching and learning. Our department is renowned for its tradition of excellence in teaching.  The vast majority of our undergraduate classes have 20-35 students, and much of the class time is dedicated to active learning and engagement with texts and ideas. In the last ten years, faculty members in the department of English have won ten Kemper Fellowships for Excellence in Teaching, two Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships, a Career Achievement Teaching Award, and a wide variety of other university-level teaching and advising awards, and the department as a whole received the Center of Teaching Excellence (CTE) award for Department Excellence in Teaching at the University of Kansas.  A variety of career and life paths. English majors graduate to a variety of careers, including law, teaching, scholarship, publishing, library science, and journalism--as well as medicine, politics, design, and any number of other fields that value clear communication, interpretive skill, and critical and creative thinking.  Engaged and innovative scholarship. KU's English Department has several core strengths that cross tracks and periods, including Global and Cross-Cultural Approaches; Literature, Rhetoric, and Social Action; Diversity Studies; Language, Literature and Science; and Popular Expressive Forms. At the KU English Department, students work closely with nationally-renowned writers and researchers. Our faculty have won national awards that recognize excellence in research, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Newberry Library, among others. English Department faculty members have also received major research funding from the University of Kansas, including the Hall Center for the Humanities Research fellowships and Keeler Intra-University Fellowships for interdisciplinary work. Undergraduate students can work one-on-one with faculty mentors in the Honors Program, McNair Scholars Program, and Dean's Scholars Program, as well as through independent Directed Studies. 

Minor in English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/minor/

Why study English language and literature? Because reading and writing shape the world. KU's English Department is at the core of the humanities, highlighting the "human" through our individual, one-on-one interactions with our students, our emphasis on community and global engagement, and our abiding interest in our shared humanity through the stories of others. We seek to challenge the mind and to engage the imagination of our students, to teach them to ask questions and to seek for answers.  We encourage them to grapple with the complexity of a culturally and commercially interconnected world and the global networks and processes of cultural exchange. We believe that words and ideas will shape the world. We teach our students life-long skills, so that they learn to write clearly, creatively, and effectively—discovering themselves even as they lay a solid foundation for professional success.  A commitment to teaching and learning. Our department is renowned for its tradition of excellence in teaching.  The vast majority of our undergraduate classes have 15-25 students, and much of the class time is dedicated to active learning and engagement with texts and ideas. In the last ten years, faculty members in the department of English have won ten Kemper Fellowships for Excellence in Teaching, two Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships, a Career Achievement Teaching Award, and a wide variety of other university-level teaching and advising awards, and the department as a whole received the Center of Teaching Excellence (CTE) award for Department Excellence in Teaching at the University of Kansas.  A variety of career and life paths. The English minor is an excellent complement to any major or professional degree. English students graduate to a variety of careers, including law, teaching, scholarship, publishing, library science, and journalism--as well as medicine, business, politics, design, and any number of other fields that value clear communication, interpretive skill, and critical and creative thinking.   Engaged and innovative scholarship. KU's English Department has several core strengths that cross tracks and periods, including Global and Cross-Cultural Approaches; Literature, Rhetoric, and Social Action; Diversity Studies; Language, Literature and Science; and Popular Expressive Forms. At the KU English Department, students work closely with nationally-renowned writers and researchers. Our faculty have won national awards that recognize excellence in research, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Newberry Library, among others. English Department faculty members have also received major research funding from the University of Kansas, including the Hall Center for the Humanities Research fellowships and Keeler Intra-University Fellowships for interdisciplinary work. Undergraduate students can work one-on-one with faculty mentors in the Honors Program, McNair Scholars Program, and Dean's Scholars Program. 

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/math/bs/

...Code Title Hours Writing ENGL 101 Composition (or...6 MATH 581 & MATH 582 Numerical Methods and...

Bachelor of Fine Arts in History of Art

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/visual-art/bfa-art-history/

...Architecture in Africa HA 582 American Art 1860...Art Seminar Writing Requirement - ENGL 101 and 102...

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

http://catalog.ku.edu/engineering/civil-environmental-architectural-engineering/bs-civil-engineering/

...500 Construction Engineering CE 582 Highway Engineering CE...to Civil Engineering 2 ENGL 362 Foundations of...

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/math/ba/

...Science MATH 581 & MATH 582 Numerical Methods and...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

http://catalog.ku.edu/engineering/electrical-engineering-computer-science/bs-computer-science/

...5.1) 3 EECS 582 Computer Science and...Writing: ENGR 504 or ENGL 362 . ROTC Courses...