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FALL 2007 - Syllabus

 

 

WEEK

                                        TO DO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week starting

        8/27

 

 

 

• Attend Orientation: Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007 – 5:30-7:20 PM – RS326 – Bring proof of prerequisite and photo ID.

 

• Do Baseline Essay in class

 

• Email me confirming receipt of my 8/31 email by Monday, 9/3,11:59 PM

 

• Explore our Blackboard site.

 

• Create a Homepage by Tuesday, 9/4 at 11:59 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week starting

         9/3

 

 

• Read: An American Childhood, p. 16

• Read: Soup, p. 86

• Read: Black Men and Public Space, p. 161

 

 • Post: Initial responses to all three essays by Wed., Sept. 5, 11:59 PM

 • Post: Replies to at least two classmates per essay by Mon., Sept.10, 11:59 PM

 

 

 

 

  Week starting

          9/10

 

• Submit to your group a draft of Essay 1 as an attachment by Wed., Sept. 12 at 11:59 PM

 

• Complete the Peer Review exercise by Sat., Sept. 15, 3:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Week starting

          9/17

 

• Submit Essay 1 by Mon., Sept. 17, at 11:59 PM

 

• Read introductory pages of Chapter 6

 

• Read: Working at McDonald’s, p. 330

• Read: Stop Driving with Your Feet, p. 340

• Read:Gehry’s Disney Concert Hall, p. 350

 

     • Post: Initial responses to your group members by Wed. Sept. 19, 11:59 PM

     • Post: Reply to each of your group members by Mon. Sept. 24, 11:59 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Week starting

          9/24

• Read: King Has Pageantry …, p. 358

• Read: Review of Lord of the Rings…, p. 365

• Read: Poltergeist: It Knows What Scares You… p. 380

• Read: Children Need to Play…Review, p. 372

 

     • Post: Initial responses to your group members by Wed. Sept. 26, 11:59 PM

     • Post: Replies to each of your group members by Mon. Oct. 1, 11:59 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Week starting

         10/1

 

 

 

 

• Submit Draft of Essay 2 as an attachment to your group by Wed., Oct. 3, 11:59 PM

 

• Complete the Peer Review exercise by Sat., Oct. 6, 3:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Week starting

         10/8

 

• Submit Essay 2 by Mon., Oct. 8, at 11:59 PM

 

• Read introductory pages of Chapter 7

 

• Read: Why We Crave Horror Movies, p. 404

• Read: Intolerance of Boyish Behavior, p. 413

• Read: Why the Reckless Survive, p. 422

 

     • Post: Initial responses to your group members by Wed., Oct. 10, 11:59 PM

     • Post: Reply to each of your group members by Mon., Oct.15, 11:59 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Week starting

         10/15

 

 

 

 

 

• Read: Hearing Colors, Tasting Shapes, p. 436

• Read: The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society, p. 453

• Read: The Rise of Reported Incidents of Workplace Sexual Harassment,

 p. 463

• Read: What Makes a Serial Killer? p. 470

 

     • Post: Initial response to your group members by Wed., Oct. 17, 11:59 PM

     • Post: Reply to each of your group members by Mon., Oct. 22, 11:59 PM

 

 

 

 

 

  Week starting

         10/22

 

 

 

• MIDTERM EXAM: On campus, Tues., Oct. 23,  5:30 – 7:30 PM in room RS326 – Bring your photo ID.

 

• Read introductory pages of Chapter 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Week starting

         10/29

 

 

• Review introductory pages of Chapter 8

 

• Read: Reforming Schools…, p. 496

• Read: The Parent Trap, p. 507

• Read: A New Deal for Teachers, p. 515

 

     • Post: Initial Response to your group members by Wed., Oct. 31, 11:59 PM

     • Post: Reply to each of your group members by Mon., Nov. 5, 11:59 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Week starting

          11/5

 

 

 

• Read: A Global Green Deal, p. 528

• Read: Dead-End Jobs: A Way Out, p. 535

• Read: More Testing, More Learning, p. 545

• Read: Wheelchair Hell, p. 553

 

     • Post: Initial Response to your group members by Wed., Nov. 7, 11:59 PM

     • Post: Reply to each of your group members by Mon., Nov. 12, 11:59 PM

 

 

 

 

 

   Week starting

          11/12

 

 

 

 

• Submit Draft of Essay 3 as an attachment to your group by Wed., Nov. 14, 11:59 PM

• Complete the Peer Review exercise by Sat., Nov. 17, 3:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Week starting

         11/19

 

• Submit Essay 3 by Mon., Nov. 19, at 11:59 PM

 

• Read introductory pages of Chapter 9

• Read: Sticks and Stones and Sports Team Names, p. 574

     • Post: Initial response to your group members by Wed., Nov. 21, 11:59 PM

     • Post: Reply to each of your group members by Mon., Nov. 26, 11:59 PM

 

• Be thinking of a controversial topic for Essay 4

 

• Library Orientation, Workshop B – Extra Credit Opportunity – by Fri., Nov. 23, 5:00 PM.  (Keep your proof of your attendance slip and give it to me the day of our Final Exam. Email me after you have done the orientation.)

 

By Sat. Nov. 24, 3:00 PM

    • Submit controversial topic idea for Essay 4

 

 

 

 

 

  

  Week starting

        11/26

 

 

   

 

By Wed., Nov. 28, 11:59 PM

    • Do Research Tools exercise

    • Submit MLA exercise

 

• Do Research for Essay 4 (note requirements for number and kinds of sources)

 

• Submit draft of Works Cited in exact MLA format by Sat., Dec. 1, 3:00 PM

 

 

 

 

   Week starting

         12/3

 

• Submit revision of Works Cited by Mon. Dec. 3, 11:59 PM

 

• Submit Draft of Essay 4 as an attachment to your group by Wed., Dec. 5, 11:59 PM

 

• Complete the Peer Review exercise by Sat., Dec. 8, 3:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Week starting

        12/10

 

• Submit Essay 4 by Mon., Dec.10 at 11:59 PM

 

• Review and add to Sticks and Stones discussion from before.

 

STUDY GROUPS FOR FINAL EXAM PREPARATION

• Read all six of the remaining essays in Chapter 9. Be prepared to comment on the writing strategies that each author uses and whether or not those strategies are effective. The final exam will focus on two of the six essays.

 

• FINAL EXAM: On campus, Fri., Dec. 14, 5:30 – 7:30 PM in room RS326 – Bring your photo ID.