• SOUND IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION - David Suisman, and Strasser, Susan, Eds.
    What Writing Does and How It Does It: An Introduction to Analyzing Texts and Textual Practices - Charles Bazerman
    Sound Play: Video Games and the Musical Imagination (Oxford Music / Media) - William Cheng
    Radio and the Gendered Soundscape: Women and Broadcasting in Argentina and Uruguay, 1930-1950 - Christine Ehrick
    Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age by David M. Levy (2003-11-07) -
    The Sonic Color Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening (Postmillennial Pop) - Jennifer Lynn Stoever


ENGL 300-01, Texts and Contexts

This course introduces students to critical traditions and techniques in the analysis of a wide variety of texts, including those produced in professional, academic, and domestic settings. Central to this analysis will be consideration of the historical contexts in which these texts are created and experienced, and the people and tools involved in these processes. Students enrolled in the course will gain insights to the rhetorical dimension of communication by examining how texts composed in various media – oral, written, visual, blended – are produced, responded to, circulated, and adapted to new purposes. Students will be required to produce texts using various sorts of media.

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ENGL 320, Topics in Communication and Technology:

Sonic Studies

This course challenges students to think through issues of culture, ideology, race, class, and gender through the lens of sonic studies. Students will be introduced to histories of sound reproduction, emerging sound technologies, music, and the presence of sound in various forms of media. In conjunction with covering a diverse array of current scholarship, this course will explore the intersection between communication, culture, and technology. More specifically, students will have the opportunity to build competencies in sound aesthetics as a historical and political object of inquiry and, most importantly, put those competencies into practice. Students will collect, create, and analyze sound in addition to images and texts.

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