CMS 3710: Course Info.

Course Number and Title

  • CMS 3710 Writing for Digital Media
  • ENGL 3750 Digital and Multimedia Writing

Course Description

CMS 3710 is an advanced writing course that considers dispersed computer networks as new media forms. The course begins with a survey of the aesthetic, historical, and theoretical contexts that shape communication using digital media. It then offers hands-on experience in the design and development of electronic documents.

ENGL 3750 introduces students to basic design principles and tools for writing in digital media. In the course, students will consider how the Internet lets different kinds of communities create meeting spaces, and the role that digital writing plays in constructing those spaces.


ENGL 1102 (C)

Credit Hours

3 credit hours (3-0-3)

Course Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will

  1. be able to identify and describe the basic theoretical, historical, and aesthetic factors that shape effective expression through digital media; and
  2. demonstrate this knowledge through the creation of web-based media.

Program Learning Outcomes

The goals for CMS 3710 align with goals 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 of the CMS program outcomes.

Reading and Writing Proficiency

CMS 3710 is a specialized writing class designed for students preparing for careers as professional writers and communicators. Students with a shaky grasp of grammar, mechanics, or reading comprehension should plan to spend several hours each week working with tutors in the A&S Writers’ Studio and/or the Center for Student Success.

The Writers’ Studio is located in the A&S building, room 224. There you can talk with trained writing tutors about your writing projects. They are available to work with you at any stage of your paper, from generating ideas to organizing your paper to understanding how to format it correctly. The service is free; you may drop in and wait for a tutor or sign up for a regular appointment. But remember: you, not your tutor, are ultimately responsible for the quality and content of the papers you submit.