Examines the profound impact of digital media on contemporary culture and discourse. Students will explore recent currents in rhetoric and digital media. Students will investigate the rhetorical operation of digital media in domains ranging from academia to politics to popular culture. The class will analyze the role of rhetorical principles, such as persuasion and identification, in a diverse array of online discourse such as discussion forums, social media, and the blogosphere.
Completion of 4.0 full-course equivalents.