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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Social Science
Precluded Course: MAIS 620 (CMNS 419 may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained in MAIS 620)
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
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CMNS 419 has a challenge for credit option.
Communication Studies 419: Digital Storytelling explores a variety of storytelling frameworks. Stories—and the ability to tell them—are assuming a new primacy in contemporary culture. As the data glut of the World Wide Web threatens to drown out personal stories, social media is responding by providing a powerful forum for digital storytelling. Blogs, YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia, Pinterest, Facebook, and Ancestry.com are symptomatic of the popularization of personal narratives in digital media. Even as the nature of contemporary stories morph in their articulation into new forms as diverse as computer games, narrative medicine, and organizational storytelling, they remain as essential as breathing.
Students will learn the practice and theory of digital media production, including working with images, audio, and video. This course will include
This course has 10 units:
To receive credit for this course, students must participate in the online activities, successfully complete the assignments, and achieve a final mark of at least 50 percent.
The following table summarizes the evaluation activities and the credit weights associated with them.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Madden, M. (2005). 99 ways to tell a story. New York: Penguin.
All other course materials are available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university-level course.
Full information about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Opened in Revision 1, December 7, 2018.
Updated October 24, 2019 by Student & Academic Services