2014 unit code: MDA60012 (formerly HAM435)
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||3 Hours per Week|
Aims and objectives
Through the course of the semester, students should be able to critically discuss and assess emerging theories relating to networked writing practices; be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic HTML and Web 2.0 software; be able to demonstrate an understanding of what it means to develop a rhetoric of networked literacy; and be able to demonstrate that understanding through application.
Generic skills outcomes
- Developed independent research skills.
- Enhanced ability to develop and formulate a coherent argument.
- Developed analytical and conceptual skills.
- Enhanced problem solving skills.
- Extended ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
- Become familiar with the use of online technologies.
- Become familiar with web authoring and image and sound manipulation software.
- Become familiar with the use of e-mail, discussion boards and listservs.
This subject critically examines current theory relating to networked writing practices and, in particular, hypertext. Does the embodiment of electronic writing in the form of stand alone hypertext applications or in the form of the World Wide Web (through Hypertext Markup Up Language - HTML) change our relationship as readers to the written word? Does electronic writing, as Mark Poster argues, represent a third stage in the mode of information in which "the self is decentred, dispersed, and multiplied in continuous instability?"
Tofts, D. & Gye, L. Illogic of Sense: The Gregory L. Ulmer Remix, (Boulder: Alt-X Press, 2007).
Ulmer, G., Heuretics: The Logic of Invention, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1994