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Kathy E Gill
COM 546
Seattle Campus

Narratives and Networks in Digital Media

Students create their own channel and network engagement strategy; understand key communication and social changes facilitated by digital media through networks; practice creating powerful narrative through storytelling as a primary method of influence and persuasion; and describe and assess characteristics of networks and their role in sustaining engagement. Offered: A.

Class description

This course is an entry point into the Department of Communication's Master of Communication in Digital Media program, for those who want to specialize and do research in this growing field. The course focuses on the past, present, and future of digital media, in contrast to traditional media outlets studied in most communication programs. However, we will examine the connections between new technology, traditional media content, economics, social and individual influences, and communications theory. In short, we will explore what may be truly new and revolutionary about digital media, and what may be a continuation of traditional technology, content, and audience uses.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture, guest speakers, small group reports/discussion

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Reading and journaling; small group presentations/discussion leaders; three scholarly papers

Three papers; participation


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kathy E Gill
Date: 09/20/2005