Digital Language Arts Option

Students in the Digital Language Arts option develop high-level critical and creative thinking skills by planning and constructing innovative, entrepreneurial digital-age projects. By conceptualizing, theorizing, and authoring cutting-edge ideas for both art and business, you'll learn to excel in every type of literacy necessary for success in the digital marketplace. This includes, in addition to conventional print literacy, literacies in visual, audiovisual, digital, transmedia, performative, augmented reality, augmented virtuality, and virtual reality environments.

CORE

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

ENGL 419/429

Introduction to Literary Analysis [Writing Intensive]

4

ENGL 502

Professional & Technical Writing

4

ENGL 595

Digital Creative Writing

4

DEVELOPMENT/ EXTENSION

Choose 3

ENGL 694*

Experimental Narratives

4

ENGL 694*

Introduction to Visual Narrative

4

LAS 5/6xxs/ENGL 5/6xxs/693s/694s

Courses in literature, literary theory, creative writing

 

SPECIALIZATION/

PRACTICE

Choose 2, plus:

  • Capstone
  • Senior Colloquium

ENGL 791

English Grammar

4

LAS 5/6/7xxs/ENGL 5/6/7xxs/797s

Courses in creative writing, creative nonfiction, poetics; appropriate courses in Communication Arts and allied Programs

4

ENGL 787

Capstone Course [fall semester]

4

ENGL 797

Variable Topic Senior Colloquium [spring semester]

4

1 literary theory/poetics course required

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

40

* ENGL 694 is a course designation for Special Topics in Creative Writing (subjects vary). Such courses can be duplicated for credit provided the topics are different.

To get your B.A. in Literary Arts & Studies: Digital Language Arts, you’ll complete 128 credits between courses for the UNH Discovery Program and your major. Below is an example of what your four-year course sequence in the Digital Language Arts option might look like. Courses are subject to change.

  
FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGL 419/429 - Introduction to Literary Analysis (INQ) ENGL 502 - Professional & Technical Writing
ENGL 595 - Digital Creative Writing Discovery Quantitative Reasoning Course
ENGL 401 – First Year Writing Discovery Course (with lab)
Discovery Course Discovery Course

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
LAS 6xx/ENGL 693/694 CHOOSE: Introduction to Visual Narrative; Experimental Narratives; other Creative Writing Course LAS 6xx/ENGL 693/694 CHOOSE: Introduction to Visual Narrative; Experimental Narratives; other Creative Writing Course
LAS 5/6xx/ ENGL 5xx/693/694 Course in Literature, Literary Theory, Creative Writing Discovery Course
Discovery Course Discovery Course
Foreign Language I Foreign Language II

THIRD YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
LAS/ENGL 5/6/7xx Genre Fiction Workshop; Metamodern Literary Art; Experimental Poetry Workshop; Literary Fiction Workshop; Virtual Reality Writing LAS/ENGL 5/6/7xx Literary Theory/Poetics Course
Discovery Course Elective Course*
Discovery Course Elective Course*
Elective Course* Elective Course

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGL 787 - Capstone Course ENGL 797 - Senior Colloquium
Elective Course* Elective Course
Elective Course Elective Course
Elective Course Elective Course

*We recommend using five electives toward a minor to supplement your degree and broaden your marketability.

Best American Experimental Writing

Each year, two LAS students will have the opportunity to work as editorial assistants for Best American Experimental Writing (BAX), an annual anthology of experimental poetry and prose published by Wesleyan University Press. As one of only twelve "Best American" anthologies in the United States—and the only one explicitly devoted to avant-garde writing—BAX has a very high profile nationally.

In this role, students will broaden their communicative skill-sets and organizational experience by participating in all stages of production. Students will coordinate with authors, copyedit proofs, manage the anthology's social media presence, contribute to sales and submission initiatives, and more.

The Manchester Independent Newspaper

The Manchester Independent is a student-run, university-affiliated, citywide newspaper that covers the news in the greater Manchester area. Students will be able to contribute to the online/print hybrid publication as editors, reporters, or columnists as part of internship and capstone experiences.

Students will build interviewing and reporting skills, learn to work collaboratively, and get a critical behind-the-scenes view of the opportunities and obstacles involved in urban media coverage.