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All courses on this list are open to Alumni. Community members are eligible to take the courses listed below that are offered on the campus nearest to them. For information about eligibility, please visit our Community Audit page.

The following is a guide to Tufts University Summer Session undergraduate and graduate course numbers:

  • 0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
  • 0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
  • 0200 & Up: strictly graduate


  • Some course descriptions contain Tufts University information pertaining to fall and spring offerings of the same course. Where possible, summer specific information has been provided.
  • Pre-requisite and prior study/learning recommendations are indicated in course descriptions. Students who do not attend Tufts in the fall or spring terms should pay attention to these indications when making course selections. If you have questions, contact the instructor or sponsoring department.

This schedule is subject to change.

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Title:   Digital Rhetoric      

Course Number:      ENG 0092BA
Campus: Medford/Somer.   
Room: Bromfield-Pearson 005

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: Second session
Class Dates: Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 to Friday, Aug 11, 2017
Day(s): TTh           Times: 6:00-9:30 PM                     
Status: Open


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