Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
Attached documents
Year 2023
Class code A6229
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 金3/Fri.3
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Classroom name 市外濠‐S603
Grade 2~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes) 制度ウェブサイトの3.科目別の注意事項(1)GIS主催科目の履修上の注意を参照すること。
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Category (commenced 2024 onwards)
Category (commenced 2020-2023) 200-level Intermediate Courses(中級)
Category (commenced 2016-2019) 200-level Intermediate Courses
Arts and Literature

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
Technological advances have pushed society toward an ever-more participatory global culture; we both consume and create vast quantities of the written word on our phones, laptops and tablets. These digital texts have expanded the definition of what we call writing and what we can do with it. This course will look more closely at how this kind of digital copy is produced and the way it impacts our daily life. Together, we will examine the planning, writing and publication stages of digital content creation, as well as the practical and ethical issues that are involved.

【到達目標 / Goal】
Frederich Nietzsche once said, “it is my ambition to say in 10 sentences what others say in a whole book,” and that is what we will aim to do: produce clear and concise written communication. As part of this process, we will:
•Examine how technology has profoundly altered traditional writing practices
•Learn how to deliver content to a brief, within set style guidelines
•Be engaged in the analysis and production of digital writing, both individually and as part of a team
•Consider the fundamentally new set of ethical issues the online world has created.

【この授業を履修することで学部等のディプロマポリシーに示されたどの能力を習得することができるか(該当授業科目と学位授与方針に明示された学習成果との関連) / Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?】
Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, and “DP 4”.

【授業で使用する言語 / Default language used in class】
英語 / English

【授業の進め方と方法 / Method(s)】 (学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )
Digital Writing and Publication has a focus on quality rather than quantity; in today’s digital world, information must be conveyed quickly and attractively. An assignment may be as short as 50 words, but students will learn how to make those 50 words count. Submission of assignments and feedback will be via the Learning Management System. We will look at practices that promote a collaborative approach toward a common goal via technology. Students will also learn industry-standard practices, such as writing to a specific style guide and for a specific audience.

【アクティブラーニング(グループディスカッション、ディベート等)の実施 / Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)】
あり / Yes

【フィールドワーク(学外での実習等)の実施 / Fieldwork in class】
なし / No

【授業計画 / Schedule】
授業形態 / methods of teaching:対面/face to face

回 / No. 各回の授業形態予定 / methods of teachingテーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 オンライン/onlineIntroduction Introduction
2 対面/face to facePrinciples of Good Writing The foundation of good copywriting practices
3 対面/face to faceIdentifying the Audience Before we write a single word, we need to answer three questions: who is our audience? What do they need? What is our purpose?
4 対面/face to faceChoosing a Voice and Writing to a Brief The importance of tone and examples of the kind of brief a writer may be given
5 対面/face to faceAP Style A close look at the importance of writing to a specific style, using the standard AP stylebook
6 対面/face to faceEditing A dive into the world of content editing
7 対面/face to faceReview and Midterm Exam Review and written examination of content thus far
8 対面/face to faceVisual Style and Publication An examination of the interplay between text, images, video and colour
9 対面/face to faceDigital Ethics I Current debates regarding ownership, copyright and fair use
10 対面/face to faceCollaborative Working Practices I Over the two sessions, students will work as a team to create original digital content
11 対面/face to faceDigital Ethics II Current debates regarding standards and ethical codes
12 対面/face to faceCollaborative Working Practices II Over the two sessions, students will work as a team to create original digital content
13 対面/face to faceAI and the Future of Writing Will the machines take over?
14 対面/face to faceFinal Presentations and Assessment Student presentations and take-home assessment

【授業時間外の学習(準備学習・復習・宿題等) / Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)】
Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】
No textbook will be required in class, materials will be supplied by the instructor.

【参考書 / References】
Alexander, J., & Rhodes, J. (2018). The Routledge handbook of digital writing and rhetoric. New York, US: Routledge.
Anderson, J. & Dean, D. (2014). Revision decisions: talking through sentences and beyond. Portland, US: Stenhouse Publishers.
Beach, R. (2014). Understanding and creating digital texts: an activity-based approach. Lanham, US: Rowman & Littlefield.
Carroll, B. (2017). Writing and editing for digital media (third edition). New York: Routledge.
DeVoss, D., Eidman-Aadahl, E. and Hicks, T. (2010). Because digital writing matters. San Francisco, US: Jossey-Bass.
Strunk, W & White, E. (1999). The elements of style (fourth edition). Boston, US: Allyn & Bacon.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Class participation 15%, assignments 15%, midterm exam 20%, collaborative project 25%, final exam 25%.

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】
The collaborative working sessions have been split to allow students more out-of-class working time on the project.

【学生が準備すべき機器他 / Equipment student needs to prepare】
Please bring a laptop computer to every class. If access to a laptop computer is difficult, please inform the instructor.