WRITING 200 - Writing with Digital and Social Media
Winter 2022, Section 004 - New Media for Non-Profits
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This service-learning course offers students the opportunity to see digital media through the eyes of people who work for non-profits and other philanthropic/social justice organizations, which may use digital media to promote their mission, to attract volunteers, and/or to raise money. In this course, you’ll work with a local non-profit organization to gain hands-on experience with digital and social media as it relates to the organization’s goals. In addition, you will practice thinking strategically about 21st-century communications and get some practice in various digital media forms, including blogs, web pages, podcasts, videos and social media platforms. Though digital media communications are constantly changing, this course will provide you with new ways of thinking about writing and a variety of tools and resources you can take with you into your future digital media writing projects and/or your work with nonprofit organizations.

Course Requirements:

Students will be required to work 30 hours with their partner non-profit organization.

Intended Audience:

Students interested in the world of nonprofits or in purposeful digital media application (social justice, fighting the good fight, etc). This course is geared towards upper-level students.

Class Format:

Seminar/Laboratory/Workshop/Fieldwork — experiment and discussion-based class; individual work with nonprofit organization out in the field. Small group activities in class with weekly informal reflective writing and media assignments and two major assignments to practice and assess learning.


WRITING 200 - Writing with Digital and Social Media
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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