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Doing Digital: Critical Skills, Literacies, and Methods

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This class is an introduction for students who want to build basic digital proficiencies and a stronger technical foundation while also remaining attentive to broader social, ethical, and political issues. Students can expect to learn how to use and analyze a variety of digital tools, programs, and platforms, including but not limited to: HTML and website customizing, interactive storytelling, visualizing research objectives, Photoshop, GIF creation and analysis, and basic programming. This class is required for the Digital Humanities and New Media Specialization in English at UMass. It is designed for students with a humanities background, and students from the other Five Colleges are encouraged to enroll.

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