WRITING 201 - Writing with Digital and Social Media Mini Course
Section: 001 The Rhetoric of Blogging
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Class Misc Info:
Meets 09/05/17 - 10/20/17. (Drop/Add deadline=09/18/17.).
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Blogs are the perfect paradox of the information age: they’re easy to start, but if over 150 million exist, how do you attract readers and connect with them? This mini-course looks briefly at the background of blogging—history, technology, and economics—and the different roles that blogs play. Quickly we turn to examine the writing and rhetoric of personal and genre blogs. We’ll look at how writers frame their niches, appeal to audiences, construct personae, and use design and new media. With these elements in mind—and lots of writing prompts to get you typing—you’ll create your own blog, and maybe carve out a niche of your own.

Course Requirements:

Regular attendance, class participation, online discussion, participation in drafting and peer review, and some form of self-reflective writing.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates who want to learn to make multi-media more effective rhetorically. Minor in Digital Studies.

Class Format:

Pedagogical approaches will vary according to the instructor or topic, but may include laboratory sessions, multimedia presentations, electronic and in-class workshops and demonstrations, full-class and small-group discussions, and gallery presentations.

WRITING 201 - Writing with Digital and Social Media Mini Course
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: This class meets 09/08/17-10/20/17.
003 (SEM)
F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: This class meets 10/27/17-12/08/17.
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