SWC 200 - New Media Writing
Section: 001 The Rhetoric of Blogging: Writing for an Invisible, Interactive Audience
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Sweetland Writing Center (SWC)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course will teach students how to create a blog on the topic of their choice. We’ll begin by talking about the history of weblogs and by looking at some of the vast number that exist. We will investigate how text and image work together to create different tones and rhetorical strategies, and we’ll talk about writing well for the online audience, including blogging ethics, using links effectively, how to write stylish content that achieves a specific purpose, and how to think about the community a blog can create and the attention it can receive. We will also consider the role of opinion in information-gathering, and think about how blogging as a whole helps and/or hinders contemporary communication. Students will update their blogs weekly and will be graded on their writing skills. You must be familiar with the web to take this class, but you don’t need any other specific technical expertise.

SWC 200 - New Media Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
44525
Open
3
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
P
44526
Open
8
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (SEM)
P
44527
Open
1
 
-
W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
44528
Open
2
 
-
W 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This class meets in 1062 Alice Lloyd Hall.
005 (SEM)
P
44529
Open
11
 
-
W 9:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (SEM)
P
44530
Closed
0
 
2
W 9:00AM - 11:00AM
008 (SEM)
P
44532
Open
13
 
-
F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
009 (SEM)
P
48175
Closed
0
 
1
F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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ISBN: 9780679439981
Mr. Wilson's cabinet of wonder, Author: Weschler, Lawrence., Publisher: Pantheon Books 1995
Required
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