Course Info

Digital Technology & Culture 101
Spring 2016, MWF, CUE 209




Instructor:                   David Squires
Office:                            Avery 321
Office Hours:               Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:00am – 1:00pm




DTC 101 offers an introduction to digital technology and culture that integrates literary studies, rhetoric and composition, art and design, business, and sociology to prepare students for the technical and cultural challenges of the 21st century. It provides students with the history and culture of digital technology, while also providing hands-on experience with digital tools. We will delve into questions about what makes something digital and how we conceptualize our lives beyond the digital.


Note: Save all the writing you do during the semester. You can clear your files in May. Until then, you never know what may prove to be useful. Periodically save different versions of your work so that you have a record of its process.




Course Learning Outcomes

At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Perform humanistic inquiry in combination with computational methods
  • Assess information and cite sources
  • Engage in collaborative and project-based learning
  • Practice creative design and analysis of digital media




Required Materials



  • Access to a computer and the internet
  • WordPress, Google, and Poetry Genius accounts
  • Writing instrument appropriate for in-class writing
  • Flash drive or backup storage for safekeeping digital work




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