Rhetoric and New Media


Students will look at a number of different media forms, including hypertext, digital art, digital literature, and study the rhetorical properties of each to understand how language is used to convey information and meaning. Secondary course material will provide an historical overview of the transition from oral to print to digital cultures. Students will choose their own digital artifact to analyze for its rhetorical properties and ideological implications. Through class exercises, students will also create their own digital examples using basic web design tools to illustrate rhetorical principles.