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ENGL 1715 Revolutionary Media: How Reading Changes Us (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

As digital media have become more prevalent, studies have shown that they have changed the way we read and that various modes of reading shape our thinking, our feelings, and even our brains in varying ways. We read textbooks differently than we read poems, tweets differently than we read novels. This course centers on the cognitive and social contexts of reading, and will read a range of texts in different media, from 1450 to the present, that deal in some way with the nature of reading itself, including pamphlets, poems, novels, a graphic novel, film, and social media. We will also work on developing strategies for effective reading and writing.


Instructor(s): Mary Crane

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Core Renewal Course: Enduring Questions


Last Updated: 06-Mar-17