Duke Language, Arts & Media Program

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The Duke Language, Arts and Media Program (LAMP) is an undergraduate program focused on building strong, contemporary communication skills in our students. Practice in conventional scholarly writing is still essential, but today’s undergraduates must also develop skills in oral communication and be able to critically evaluate and compose in new media.  LAMP supports undergraduate courses, faculty workshops, and programming that advance three main learning objectives:

  • Research as critical evaluation across media. Includes teaching students to make informed decisions about different types of sources and the critical consumption of media, such as print, video, audio, images, and social media.
  • Composing across media. Includes teaching students how to create and communicate knowledge across media, including oral presentations, alphabetic text (written essay), audio (podcast), image (photo essay), and video (digital story). LAMP encourages students to learn how to communicate within multiple media forms in order to reflect our 21st century engagements.
  • Public Engagement. Includes helping students understand and gain practice in participatory citizenship through creating and sharing knowledge with publics beyond the classroom.

For more information, visit: http://sites.duke.edu/lampatduke/