2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

WRIT 232 - Digital Narrative Craft

Students are immersed in the study of narrative craft, initially grounding them in the print essay tradition, but soon departing into multi-media narrative forms, including the audio essay, the photo essay, and the video essay. At its root, the word “essay” means “inquiry” from the Latin ex­agere, “to weigh, try, prove, measure, adjust, ascertain, examine, inquire into.” A central premise for this course, then, is that every narrative - every story - inquires into experiences and ideas, and that writers compose not just what they know but in order to know. Thus, students are asked to mediate the subjective and objective positions of what Roland Barthes terms the “writerly” text in an effort to invite readers to see anew and to read and experience stories through aural and visual media.

Credits: 1.0
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts Practices: Artistic Practice and Interpretation and The Process of Writing
Core Component: None

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