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Course Schedule - Fall 2012

The following schedule offers a provisional plan for all work throughout the semester. We may revise it as needed. PDF readings are available for download at EMU Online (see Doc Sharing).

1.Week of September 3-9
We.5
Introductions
Researching the Public Experience as Wayfinding

2.Week of September 10-14
Mo.10
Explore: EMU Campus Maps
Campus Places
P1 Setup
We.12
Sibley, "Introduction to Geographies of Exclusion," PDF

3.Week of September 17-21
Mo.17
Methods: Noticing Campus Spaces
Due: Read C. 2-3 from Writing Analytically, PDF
We.19
In class: Scenic Claims

4.Week of September 24-28

Mo.24
DUE: 3 pp.+ draft
In class: Peer response
We.26
Setup P2
DUE: P1

5.Week of October 1-5
Mo.1
Conferences
We.3
Conferences

6.Week of October 8-12
Mo.8
Read: Anderson, "Down Germantown Ave," PDF
Explore: Google Street View
We.10
Turn-by-turn directions
Read: Paumgarten, "Getting There: The Science of Driving Directions"

7.Week of October 15-19
Mo.15
Sibley, "Introduction to Geographies of Exclusion," PDF
Summary and Paraphrase
We.17
Deep-Analyzing Routes
Listen: RadioLab, Lost & Found

8.Week of October 22-26
Mo.22
In-class: CLO Rewind, Drawing Linkages
DUE: Midterm Course Evaluation Due
We.24
DUE: 4 pp. draft
Peer response

9.Week of October 29-November 2
Mo.29
P2 Due
We.31
Berg, "Your Body Is a Wondermap"
P3 Setup

10.Week of November 5-9
Mo.5 Deep Mapping Personal Cartographies
Read: Least Heat-Moon, from PrairyErth, "Below the Turf" and "Until Black Hole XTK Yields Its Light," PDF
We.7 Writing in Layers
Annotating Mile Micro-processes (image, PicMonkey, Flickr, YouTube, text, SoundCloud)

11.Week of November 12-16
Mo.12 Dimensions of Place
Read: De Chant, "Income Inequality as Seen from Space"
Read: Shoebridge and Simmons, "Welcome to Pine Point"
We.14

Library Databases Workshop

12.Week of November 19-23
Mo.19 Food Deserts
Watch: Mari Gallagher on Food Deserts
Explore: USDA ERS Food Desert Locator
We.21
No classes

13.Week of November 26-30
Mo.26
CSW Preparations
We.28
Revision Workshop

14.Week of December 3-7
Mo.3
DUE: CSW Author Bio
Peer Response
DUE: 4 pp. draft
We.5
CSW Preparations
CSW Thursday, December 6, 4-5:30 p.m.

15.Week of December 10-14
Mo.10
Portfolio preparation
We.12
Course Evaluation
Portfolio preparation
DUE: P3

16.Week of December 17-19
Mo.17
DUE: Portfolio
Final Exam, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Derek N. Mueller, PhD
Associate Professor of Written Communication
Director of the First-year Writing Program
Department of English Language and Literature
Office: 613M Pray Harrold
Fall 2017 Office Hours: TR, 10:45-12:45
Phone: +1-734-985-0485
derek.mueller@emich.edu
http://derekmueller.net/rc/

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