WRITING 201 - Writing with Digital and Social Media Mini Course
Fall 2022, Section 003 - The Rhetoric of Online Dating
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
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Details

Credits:
1
Other:
Minicourse
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Partial Term 10/21/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Description

According to a 2020 Pew Research Center report, 30% of U.S. adults report having used online dating sites or apps, up from just 11% in 2013. And the rates are even higher (almost 50%) for the 18- to 29-year-old demographic. As the popularity of online dating grows, so does the variety of sites and apps offering a rhetorically complicated landscape for seeking romance online. In this course we will examine the strategies used by online daters to position themselves within the romantic marketplace – including profile text, images, match questions, and messages. And we will consider how different dating sites and apps shape would-be daters’ priorities and choices in the matchmaking experience. No actual engagement in online dating will be expected or required, so this course is suitable both for students looking to improve their active profiles and for those curious to study the phenomenon from the sidelines.

Course Requirements:

Your final project: a portfolio of polished online dating materials including profile, images, and messages, with supporting statement that describes how the choices made in those materials are constructed rhetorically.
Weekly written assignments to analyze and/or deploy the rhetorical principles we’re studying. Each weekly prompt has its own criteria; some will be critical responses to online profiles while others will be your own drafts of materials building toward your portfolio.
Two formal reflections on your aspirations, achievements, and discoveries in crafting your own online dating persona in this course.
Class participation, which includes attendance, punctuality, preparation, attentiveness and respect for all members of the class, interaction with classmates through large and small group discussions, peer review, and frequent in-class writing.

Intended Audience:

Open to anyone interested

Class Format:

In person

Schedule

WRITING 201 - Writing with Digital and Social Media Mini Course
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
21982
Open
4
 
-
F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Partial Term 8/29/22 - 10/14/22
Note: This class meets 8/29/2022-10/14/2022. As per Sweetland policy, students cannot add a mini course after the second class meeting It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activities in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course.
002 (SEM)
 In Person
33361
Open
4
 
-
F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Partial Term 8/29/22 - 10/14/22
Note: This class meets 8/29/2022-10/14/2022. As per Sweetland policy, students cannot add a mini course after the second class meeting It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activities in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course.
003 (SEM)
 In Person
23301
Open
9
 
-
F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Partial Term 10/21/22 - 12/9/22
Note: This class meets 10/19/2022-12/9/2022. As per Sweetland policy, students cannot add a mini course after the second class meeting It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activities in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course.
004 (SEM)
 In Person
34341
Open
1
 
-
F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Partial Term 10/21/22 - 12/9/22
Note: This class meets 10/19/2022-12/9/2022. As per Sweetland policy, students cannot add a mini course after the second class meeting It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activities in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course.

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