Dickinson will offer a new course in Fall 2013, under the auspices of the Norman M. Eberly Writing Center, called “Writing for Digital Environments” (WRPG 211). It will be taught by Sarah Kersh. Here is the description:
In this course, students will think about the stakes of writing in a range of digital environments—blogs, online forums, personal collections (pinterest, tumblr, twitter, facebook, etc), as well as the politics and history of publishing, copyright, and the public domain. In addition, students will examine archives and the responsibility of “holdings” within a library or other institution. Finally, students will learn the technical skills to create a class website as they consider writing across different environments.
The course has no prerequisites, is appropriate for first-year students, and is writing intensive.