FGSS 1113

FGSS 1113

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Online communication is becoming increasingly part of our daily interactions. This course examines the ways that feminism is talked about in the age of social media.  How do different online communities discuss feminist issues? What presuppositions are present in those discussions and who is the audience? Who decides what counts as feminism? Whose voices are being listened to (and why)? How does the internet medium affect the discourse?  This course will draw on the academic literature of both feminist/ gender studies and linguistics as well as nonacademic sources from current media to examine these questions. While we study the structure of online arguments, we will identify argumentation strategies that can be used to communicate more effectively in both academic writing and broader contexts.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18016FGSS 1113  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.