WRITING 201 - Writing with Digital and Social Media Mini Course
Section: 002 The Rhetoric of Online Dating
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Class Misc Info:
Meets 01/03/18 - 02/20/18. (Drop/Add deadline=01/16/18.).
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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In 2015, 27% of 18- to 24-year olds reported using online dating, a threefold increase from just two years before. 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. Actual engagement in online dating will be completely optional, and no public posting of coursework will be 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:

Weekly written assignments, two formal reflections, and a final portfolio.

Intended Audience:

Open to all interested students.

Class Format:


WRITING 201 - Writing with Digital and Social Media Mini Course
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: This class meets 01/05 to 02/16.
004 (SEM)
F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: This class meets 03/09 to 04/13.
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