ENG 618: Public Digital Rhetorics

This course examines relationships between digital rhetorics, their professional and social applications, theoretical foundations, and their effects on our everyday lives. Our shift from print-based, textual media to electronic, verbal-visual hybrids signals changes underlying our culture and expansions of how we innovate and recreate that surpass mere technological advances. Composing and engaging with digital rhetorics are an increasing part of our public and private lives.

Public digital rhetorics reconceptualize notions of what constitutes authority and authorship and what defines audience/readership, contest public and private boundaries, and revise hierarchical, linear, monologic patterns of thinking. Composing, reading, and interacting with digital media (e.g., blogs, vlogs, social media) changes not only how we communicate and relate with people, but also how we think.

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

This is an online synchronous course that meets Monday evenings from 5-7:45 pm Central / 6-8:45 pm Eastern.

Term: This is a Full Semester course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course OR one course each in Winter/Spring I and Winter/Spring II.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree with 2.5 GPA; qualified to teach content area

University of Southern Indiana

Semester: Winter/Spring 2023 – Full Semester

Instructor: Dr. Kristin LaFollette

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 1/9/23 – 5/5/23
Course meets Monday evenings
5-7:45 Central / 6-8:45 pm Eastern

Format: Online Synchronous

Graduate Certificate Available: Yes

Master’s Completion Pathway: No


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