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Spring 2018

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Visual Rhetorics And Multimodal Writing


Visual Rhetorics and Multimodal Writing is a course in rhetoric (the art of persuasion) that focuses on arguments made via digital media. In this course students read, watch, listen and respond to maps, video essays, podcasts, newspaper and magazine articles. They also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience producing their own persuasive pieces, by creating maps, gathering video interviews, collaborating to produce video essays, learning basic animation skills, and producing podcasts.

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Swarthmore College Provost Office

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Professor Alba Newmann Holmes was awarded a Digital Humanities Curricular Grant from the Provost's Office for use in her spring 2018 course, Visual Rhetorics And Multimodal Writing (ENGL 2V). The course syllabus and assignment instructions for project one, project two, and project three are made freely available here courtesy of the author.