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Summer 2018

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Title:   Digital Rhetoric      

Course Number:      ENG 0092A
Campus: Medford/Somer.   
Room: TBA

Course Description:

This course will explore the ways in which media technologies shape our experience of the world, our communications with others, and our sense of who we are. We will apply concepts and tools ofrhetorical analysis and cultural criticism to a broad array of digital texts, images, practices, and ideological motifs.  In short, we will ask: How are digital platforms and infrastructures-from word processors and SMS to Google and Facebook-transfonning not only the way we read and write but so too the way we think, socialize, and engage with our everyday environments? What effects do digital and networked mediations have on the efficacy and meaning of verbal and visual communication? Over the course of the term, we will explore the rhetorical, ethical, political, and aesthetic dimensions of new media culture through rigorous interrogation of a variety of digital texts and artifacts. We will examine critical perspectives on identity construction in online spaces, as we apply the tools of rhetorical analysis to digital representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality.
This course fulfills the post-1860 requirement for Tufts University English majors.

Instructor: Ricky Crano           Instructor Website

Offered in: First session
Class Dates: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to Friday, Jun 29, 2018
Day(s): TTh           Times: 1:00-4:30 PM
Credit Value: 3          Call Number:      50246

Audit Enroll Option: No                     
Status: Open


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