Wordle 101: English Department’s Newest Elective (April Fools)
By Gracie Meisner, Features Editor
Next semester, students can keep their eyes glued to their screens in the English Department’s newest elective, Wordle 101.
The newest addition to the Fall 2022 course catalog, Wordle 101 (ENG 113), will offer students the opportunity to not only to solve the daily Wordle in a collaborative, supportive, and inclusive environment, but to critically analyze selected words through a myriad of lenses, considering the racial, ethnic, gendered, socio-economic, religious and intersectional implications of letter selection and initial word patterns in this iconic game.
The English Department Chair Kathryn Rhett argues that, in today’s political climate, it is essential that Gettysburg students learn to unpack and grapple with the complex narratives hidden within the Wordle selection.
“Gettysburg is leading the way in helping its students see the real world implications of seemingly mindless games. We hope to continue to expand offerings of this kind with the creation of future advanced courses focusing on Lewdle and Heardle,” said Rhett.
Wordle 101 will fulfill multiple curriculum requirements, including Global Understanding, Informed Citizenship, and the Interdisciplinary requirement.