Visualizing Wonder: English 394R Winter 2017

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English 394 is no ordinary English class, this class is specially designed to teach you marketable skills that will help you in the workplace. In this class, you will:

  • Gain a working knowledge of the contemporary scholarship in the field of fairy tale studies in the context of media studies and adaptation studies
  • Build a solid grasp of the field and practice of digital humanities and use those strategies to approach the study of fairy tales and television in innovative ways
  • Contribute to and manage an online database and data visualization tools
  • Visualize and draw conclusions from big data sets through relational graphs and interactive data tools
  • Tailor your critical reading skills
  • Write for both academic and general audiences
  • Learn or improve research skills
  • Contribute to the ongoing FTTV project in the form of the blog, database website, and social media accounts
  • Manage social media and project outreach
  • Collaborate in teams to complete projects and tasks
  • Craft, advertise, host, and reflect on a variety of public programming events
  • Publish on the blog and work to expand its audience
  • Hone skills with WordPress, production and graphic design, and budgeting
  • Create a business plan to extend the reach and contributions of the project in the community as well as the academic field
  • Produce professional products for the public to see

This class is an Applied English class and fulfills the English + requirement for the new English major. Though this is an upper-division course, you do not need to complete English 295 as a prerequisite to this course. This is a specialized course that will not be offered very often, so take advantage of this opportunity to gain all of these skills next semester in Dr. Rudy’s 394R !

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