Thinking and Writing Through New Media

Here is the syllabus for a new course I will be teaching at the NYU Gallatin school this Fall. The course is a first year writing seminar I designed called “Thinking and Writing Through New Media.” The goal is for students to critically examine the past, present, and future of writing technologies as a lens to understanding their own writing process and the impact of new media on the way we think. The three major writing projects were inspired by Sondra Perl’s “Digital Literacy Narratives,” Miriam Posner’s “Device Narratives,” and Kari Kraus’s “Design Fiction.” I will post these assignment sheets throughout the semester, but will explain the concepts to anyone who is interested now. Your feedback is most welcome.

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Sample Teaching Materials

This post contains sample teaching materials to demonstrate courses I have taught in the past at a variety of institutions. This material is available to use under my CC license (described in the footer of this site), with attribution. Feedback and questions are welcome in the comments.

Early American I & II: Canon Wars

Here you will find my syllabi, final assignment, and rationale for an two course series taught at Marywood University on Early American Literature.


Composition: Riots and Revolutions

Here is a sample syllabus from a first-year writing course that teaches academic research and writing skills through the lens of modern, international riots and revolutions. Social media, digital archives, and other online resources are used to develop digital literacy skills.