ENGL 303 Approaches to English Studies Cyberculture
ENGL 303 Approaches to English Studies Cyberculture

ENGL 303 Approaches to English Studies Cyberculture

Welcome to English 303

English 303 is our course to introduce you to the English major at Texas A&M. In this section, we will be exploring what it means to major in English in the 21st century. This course’s theme is “Cyberculture,” which is the fancy term used in English scholarship to refer to the the new cultural practices of meaning and communication that are conditioned by the widespread adoption of computing by humanity. The course uses “cyberculture” to get you thinking about your major in two ways: on the one hand, we will acquaint ourselves with what we can do, professionally, with our English majors, after graduation; on the other, we will look at a variety of texts (from literature, philosophy, sociology, and beyond) that can help us think about what it means to “read” and “write” in the age of global-scale computing.

Learning Objectives

In this course, students can expect to:

  • Master the conventions of written and oral communication in English classes
  • Articulate why majoring in English in 2018 makes sense for their future plans
  • Differentiate between the various modes of enquiry practiced in an English department

Meeting Time / Location

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:10 to 12:25 in LAAH 301

Additional Meetings

There are three additional mandatory meetings on Tuesdays in January and February at 5:30 in Scoates 208. The meeting times are below:

  • 01/30 from 5:30 to 6:30 in SCTS 208
  • 02/13 from 5:30 to 6:30 in SCTS 208
  • 02/27 from 5:30 to 6:30 in SCTS 208

Attendance is mandatory for these meetings.

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