ENGLISH 403 - Topics in Language and Rhetorical Studies
Section: 001 Digital Rhetorics
Term: WN 2012
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Is texting a form of scholarly writing? In what ways does a Skype conversation differ from a telephone call? How might we think about hypertext, tweets, or YouTube videos from a rhetorical perspective?

This section of ENGLISH 403 will introduce you to emerging conversations and theories about digital rhetoric. During our time together, we will examine the affordances and cultural contexts of multimodal documents, across numerous genres. In doing so, we’ll both analyze and produce artifacts that variously employ alphabetic writing, graphic elements, still images, animation, video, and sound. As we consider what it means to be a techno-rhetorician, we’ll pay close attention to issues of access and accessibility — the affordances and limitations of new media, what it means to universally design, and how certain technologies might transform (or not) our understandings of “the” rhetorical tradition.

Course Requirements:

Course projects will involve composing across a variety of media and genres.

Intended Audience:

You do not need prior technological experience to take this class.

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ENGLISH 403 - Topics in Language and Rhetorical Studies
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001 (LEC)
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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