Multimodal Composition (Eng 239)

Multimodal Composition is an upper-division writing elective for all majors at Illinois State University. From 2007 through 2012, I taught this course six times. Started as English 289.33: Multimedia Writing Workshop, where the topic was an open-assignment video course where students progressed from smaller exercises to 5-minute multimodal videos in various genres. For subsequent classes, the course focused on having students compose digital media scholarship for a peer-reviewed publication in English Studies. The publication venue changed for different semesters, as students responded to real calls for papers in the field of digital writing studies.

semesters & syllabi

  • Fall 2007 (as English 289.22: Multimedia Writing Workshop): 18 students
  • Fall 2008 (hereafter as English 239: Multimodal Composition): 12 students
  • Spring 2009: 9 students (7 undergraduates & 2 graduate students, as independent studies)
  • Fall 2009: 14 students (11 undergraduates & 3 graduate students, as independent studies)
  • Fall 2010: 15 students
  • Fall 2011: 15 students

publications from or based on this class

student publications