Introduction to Digital Rhetoric

R210 — Spring 2019

Scot Barnett
Days and Times
9:30a - 10:45a TR
Course Description

This course explores communication practices in the digital age. Specifically, this semester's focus will be on the uses of images and video as writing tools. How do images and videos construct meaning? How does one use video rhetorically, that is, to persuade others toward certain beliefs or actions? In this workshop-oriented course, we will examine how YouTube and other web-based image and video platforms have influenced the style and distribution of media and where digital media rhetorics might be going from here. Over the course of the semester, we will discuss a range of theories and case studies in digital communication, including how issues of identity, power, and activism are extended and complicated through digital media. Additional requirements include two essays, two digital media projects, and class participation.