Aug 18, 2019  
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts 
    
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ENGH 346 - Blogs, Tweets, and Social Media: The Art of Digital Communication

4 credits
This course will explore the relationship between audience, purpose and text in a cross section of electronic formats, including tweets, blogs, Facebook posts, discussion groups, text messages, and various social media and curation sites. Students will develop criteria for evaluating each form of writing, find examples, assess what makes them effective (including questions of ethics and responsibility), consider the decoding skills they demand from readers, and practice the form ourselves. The course will also explore broader social, ethical, and philosophical issues raised by these media and consider the positive and negative aspects of various forms of online communication. Students are not expected to be familiar with all forms of social media before entering the course, although some of the class writing will be in these formats, and students will be asked to develop a coherent online presence (or brand). Equivalent: ENGL 241   CLA-Breadth/Interdisciplinary, CLA-Writing Intensive



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