Course Description for Introduction to Fandom Studies
Introduction to Fandom Studies
Description: This course introduces students to the rhetorical and writing practices of fandom and other participatory cultures. Students will use traditional formats (essays, response papers, proposals) and emergent writing formats (blogs, social media) to examine how this particular community of consumers and producers use, re-use, and distribute creative and critical works. The course's topic may vary by semester and can include examination of a general concept such as fandom and social media, a particular textual fandom such as Harry Potter or other popular texts, or another specified area determined by faculty expertise.
Repeatability: This course may be repeated for up to six credit hours.