LIN 270 Social Media Discourse, ILC Option Course Description

LIN 270 Social Media Discourse, Jennifer Ewald, TR 2:00-3:15 

The focus of this course is on understanding and investigating linguistic aspects of electronic social media such as email, texting, Twitter, Facebook, etc. This course has two goals: (1) to analyze everyday social media discourse from a linguistic perspective and (2) to learn how to conduct linguistic research in the context of a student-designed investigation on some type of social media discourse. To that end, we will examine previous research in related areas and students will conduct an original research project based on a selected context of social media discourse. This course satisfies an ILC for COM majors.