50:209:110 Truth and Lies in the Digital World (Fall 2022)

This course addresses the problems of misinformation, propaganda, and verifying truth in digital environments. It introduces students to the use of rhetorical analysis to approach these ethical problems, examines the unique challenges introduced by digital environments, and uses both creative and critical approaches for understanding this set of problems. The course addresses the ethical obligations of those who create and distribute information as well as the obligations of those consuming and sharing information. The course addresses these questions and problems through the examination of literary texts, scholarly research, and online spaces.

Students of this class also enroll in a learning community that is linked to the English course "Young Adult Literature. The learning community will include combined meetings of both courses and other off campus events.

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