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    University of Maryland: Terp Young Scholars | College of Journalism

    University of Maryland: Terp Young Scholars | College of Journalism


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Journalism, Communications, Writing
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    The University of Maryland’s College of Journalism is committed to promoting a strong and independent free press. Through Terp Young Scholars, students engage in learning about the future of news and media.

    2024 course offerings:

    ENGL294: Persuasion and Cleverness in Social Media (online)

    This course explores the rhetorical strategies employed by social media creators and the varied impacts of social media. Through rhetorical and cultural analysis, the course will look at how individuals and influencers craft identities in online spaces, how online communities form around in-group inclusion and out-group exclusion, and how social media might be wielded as both a tool of social change and reactionary backlash. The course will mix analytic and reflective writing with hands-on social media creation, allowing students to apply what they have learned through analysis to making their own media. No prior multimedia experience is expected.