SWC 200 - New Media Writing
Section: 002 Viral Video Rhetoric: Propaganda and Persuasion in a Digital Democracy
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Sweetland Writing Center (SWC)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Course Note:
In this course students learn how to integrate new technologies into their writing. Depending on the specific topic, it incorporates a variety of media, including Power Point, websites, electronic portfolios, visual texts, blogs, podcasts, audio, and video. The emphasis of SWC 200, however, is not on the technologies themselves. Rather the course focuses on how writers can use rhetorical strategies to write effectively with new media.
Credits:
1
Other:
Minicourse
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Class Misc Info:
Meets 9/7/2010 – 10/26/2010. Drop/Add Deadline 09-20-10.
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Did everyone including your mother send you the link to Susan Boyle singing "I Dreamed a Dream"? Did you post the "Yes We Can" video to your Facebook page? Were you tempted to make your own version of Beyoncé's "Single Ladies"? Millions of people have seen these videos, passed them along, and even created their own versions of them. But why? What does it mean when a video goes “viral” and how does it happen? Digital video and web sites like YouTube have democratized video distribution and production, allowing ordinary people to reach audiences formerly available only to networks and film studios. In Viral Video Rhetoric, we will consider how creators of successful online videos use rhetorical strategies to craft persuasive and effective messages that compel viewers to disseminate them. After studying different viral video techniques — parody, mash-up, visual argumentation — students will produce their own videos to launch online while analyzing their rhetorical choices and strategies at every step.

SWC 200 - New Media Writing
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