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General Education Courses
Upper Division Courses
Principles and practices of technical editing are the focus of this course.Students will explore the roles of technical editors in manuscript preparation of both hard copy and digital texts. Students will also learn strategies fordifferent levels of copyediting, including comprehensive copyediting and line editing, using both practice documents and texts for a client.Students from related disciplines welcome.
Offered in class and online for Spring 2018
- Survey the paradigms of mass culture and cultural theory
- Decode the visual, semiotic, and cinematographic elements that convey meaning
- Read Black Mirror from different theoretical perspectives
Develop meaningful claims and support those claims with authoritative research, logical reasoning, and thoughtful analysis
- Engage the series critically and creatively, encouraging students to become more active critics and contributors to pop culture discourse
And what can zombies, cannibals, cyborgs and androids tell us about ourselves?
Principles and practices of technical editing are the focus of this course. Students
will explore the roles of technical editors in manuscript preparation of both hard
copy and digital texts. Students will also learn strategies for different levels of
copyediting, including comprehensive copyediting and line editing, using both practice
documents and texts for a client.
Students from related disciplines welcome.
Components: Independent Study
Topics vary according to scholarly interests.
We will use theory, novels, movies, music videos, and other cultural artifacts to explore and analyze the performances of gender in humans and humanoid robots.
And we are going to have a blast as we watch and discuss movies such as Her and Ex Machina and read novels such as Frankenstein and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.