WRITING 200 - Writing with Digital and Social Media
Winter 2021, Section 002 - The Rhetoric of Infographics
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
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Details

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:

Description

A well-designed infographic can capture a reader’s attention and effectively convey its message by conveying complex information using good design and rhetorical choices. As the popularity of infographics grows, so does the need to critically analyze how data is being visualized and what kinds of rhetorical strategies are being used. In this course, we will examine how a range of infographics tell visual stories from a rhetorical perspective. You will learn how to break down complex information, thoughtfully combine different modes (texts, numbers, images) with informational honesty, consider elements of good design and rhetorical persuasion, and use relevant technological tools. You will also have several opportunities to apply this knowledge to your own infographic compositions.

Course Requirements:

Attendance during regularly scheduled synchronous class meetings via Zoom.

Class Format:

This course will use Canvas to organize all relevant course materials. The required synchronous meetings with the instructor will be conducted through Zoom. We will work collaboratively in GDocs during Zoom breakout rooms-- the instructor will provide the link in Zoom and on Canvas.

There are no tests in this class. Assessment of analyses and infographics will be due on Canvas at specified times, and the instructor will provide feedback within a week's time.

Schedule

WRITING 200 - Writing with Digital and Social Media
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 Online
20569
Open
2
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note:

It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activites in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course.

002 (SEM)
 Online
23429
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note:

It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activites in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course.

003 (SEM)
 Online
29218
Open
1
 
-
TBA
Note:

It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activites in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course.

004 (SEM)
 Online
34200
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note:

It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activites in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course.

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