WRITING 201 - Writing with Digital and Social Media Mini Course
Winter 2022, Section 002 - The Rhetoric of Infographics
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
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Details

Credits:
1
Other:
Minicourse
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
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:

Regular attendance, class participation, weekly writing assignments, infographic compositions, reflective writing, and active participation in drafting and peer review.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates who want to learn how to be more critical readers of the emerging genre of infographics, as well as become creators of effective infographics themselves.

Class Format:

In-person: Classes will include discussion of readings, critical engagement with infographic models, occasional mini-lectures, full-class and small-group discussion, laboratory sessions, and in-class workshops and demonstrations.

Schedule

WRITING 201 - Writing with Digital and Social Media Mini Course
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
24432
Open
5
 
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F 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: This class meets 01/07 to 02/18. As per Sweetland policy, students cannot add a mini course after the second class meeting (01/14).
002 (SEM)
 In Person
27791
Open
4
 
-
F 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: This class meets 03/11 to 04/15. As per Sweetland policy, students cannot add a mini course after the second class meeting (03/18).
003 (SEM)
 In Person
27792
Open
4
 
-
F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: This class meets 03/11 to 04/15. As per Sweetland policy, students cannot add a mini course after the second class meeting (03/18).
004 (SEM)
 In Person
37099
Closed
0
 
-
F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: This class meets 01/07 to 02/18. As per Sweetland policy, students cannot add a mini course after the second class meeting (01/14).

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