This class questions the idea that as writing technologies change, so too must our writing pedagogies. As a way of exploring this notion, we will look specifically at the multimodal turn in composition and literacy studies, a turn largely brought forth by increased access to digital tools. By exploring the theoretical foundations of multimodal approaches, we will question how and why (and sometimes why not) to integrate multimodality into writing-intensive classrooms and examine to what degree a multimodal pedagogy is consonant with a digital pedagogy.

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