J 358N J 358N. Online Incivility. 3 Hours.
Explore online incivility - defined as nasty remarks intended to hurt that often contain profanity, capital letters to indicate yelling, and put-downs or name-calling - in news story comments and social media. Critically assess the impact of incivility on public discussions online and how that influences journalists and other media practitioners. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Communication 370 (Topic: Online Incvlty/Publ Debat) and Journalism 358N may not both be counted.