Course Type:UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
In this writing course, students dissect artifacts to analyze the benefits and disadvantages of online media. In authoring a close reading and an academic research essay, analyzing the language of social media, and dissecting video commentaries vernacular, students answer questions like: Why do platforms enflame racial bias and spread misinformation? What do they gain curating recommendations inciting anger? Can laws increase the accountability of platforms spreading hate?