Digital Writing and Literature Cognate
Many jobs nowadays require not only solid reading and writing skills; but also the ability to deploy and adapt these skills in a variety of electronic, professional, public and semi-public platforms. This cognate builds students' ability to comprehend and interpret difficult texts (including complex instructions); to edit, proofread and frame their work for different audiences and contexts; and to navigate rudimentary markup (code) and varied electronic interfaces with confidence and independence.
In consultation with a program advisor, students may choose to pursue a "track": e.g., courses like ENGL 623 and ENGL 712 may serve as a "creative" track for students interested in honing their digital storytelling and audio skills; while ENGL 693 and ENGL 739 may offer students a way in to cultural heritage management or nonprofit careers. Alternatively, students already focused on a particular course of study (e.g., journalism) may wish to learn how digital tools work in parallel fields (thus taking ENGL 631 to enhance their digital reporting skills while also taking ENGL 739 to learn how to edit Wikipedia).
Contact the English Department with questions at (603) 862-1313.