Catalogue 2020 - 2021

ENGL 371 Narrative and Digital Media


3 cr.


Junior standing and "C-" or better in ENGL 133, or permission of English chair

Course Description

In this course students will study the intersection of narrative theory and digital media. The course begins with an introduction to core concepts in narratology – the study of how stories work. Students will explore the ways that these concepts allow us to understand how stories are told through old and new media, including video games and other materially interactive forms.

The course will also consider the ways that new media require revisions and additions to existing understandings of how narrative operates. Students will both study and produce online writing about video games and other new media forms.


This course satisfies one of the Writing Intensive Course requirements for Arts and Sciences students.