This schedule represents a provisional plan for all work throughout the
semester. We may revise it as needed.
Week of Aug. 27-31
Tu.28 Beginnings & Introduction (IP) | Syllabus
and Course Overview
Project I Setup
Th.30 Tracing terms: university, community, expert
In-class notes grid on search
and association (IP). (Screencast)
A list of “little gems” from Mountains
is, comments, claims, insights, arguments, pithy remarks that
Farmer and/or Kidder make (min. 5 items in list) (IP)
Week of Sept. 3-7
Tu.4 Read Nancy Cantor’s "Multiculturalism,
Universalism, and the 21st Century Academy" in Critical
Encounters with Texts.
Due: Two-paragraph summary of Cantor article.
Th.6 Due: Visit the library
website devoted to Mountains Beyond Mountains. Take notes
on specific materials you find that were evocative or interesting. (IP) Added:
In-class: Synthesizing quotations. In-class: 250-word synthesis of quotations.
Week of Sept. 10-14
Tu.11 Due: Bring a two-page draft of your essay.
150-word promotional blurb
Beyond Mountains. (IP)
Due: MLA style (c. 13 in The brief Thomson
Handbook, pp. 181-241).
Due: Read Writing Analytically, c. 8 "Introductions and Conclusions,"
Th.13 Project I Due
In class: Reflective cover letter (IP).
Introduce Project 2.
Monday, September 17, Drop deadline
Week of Sept. 17-21
Tu.18 Read: David Sibley, "Introduction," Geographies
of Exclusion, CEWT,
Visit Strange Maps weblog.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
In class: Maps of imagination and memory (IP); Glance
Harmon's You Are Here
Th.20 Read: WA, Chapter 1, "Seeing Better: The Analytical Habit of Mind,"
Due: Sibley's sites and claims (IP)
Commit to location. In class: 10 on 1, WA, p. 38. (IP)
Week of Sept. 24-28
Read: Sara Ahmed, "Recognising Strangers," CEWT, pp. 19-34
Due: Paraphrase x3 (IP)
Read: "No Photography Allowed" (PDF)
Due: Note each instance of citation in the essay. PDF: Reader
report from class.
Th.27 WA, Chapter 2, "What Is Analysis and How Does It Work? ,"
Spatial analysis lists: materials,
activities, moods (IP)
Week of Oct. 1-5
Tu.2 Spatial analysis lists (cont.): materials, activities,
Spatial constraints on the expected and unexpected. (IP+)
Read: Steven Flusty, "Thrashing Downtown: Play as Resistance to the
Spatial and Representational Regulation of Los Angeles," CEWT,
In class: What will your sources say?
Week of Oct. 8-12
Tu.9 Ground-truthing: online representations of spaces.
Read: Nick Paumgarten, "Getting
There: The Science of Driving Directions"
Zillow, Outside.In, Google
Maps Street View
Due: Notes on Ground-truthing (two sets of directions) (IP)
Th.11 Due: Bring a three-page draft of your essay. (IP)
In class: Peer response workshop.
Week of Oct. 15-19
Tu.16 Read: WA, Chapter 3, Extended examples
1 and 2, pp. 77-93
In-class: Claim-making workshop
Th.18 Project II Due
Due: Invention Portfolio
cover letter (IP)
[Meet in HBC 227 for the remainder of the semester]
Week of Oct. 22-26
Tu.23 Introduce Project 3
What is argumentation? Five
stases. In-class: Analysis into Argument.
In-class: Tucker, "Thug Culture is a Cancer Destroying Black America"
Read: CEWT, Harkin and Sosnoski, "Arguing Is a Cultural Practice,"
In-class: Collecting fragments: possible arguments (IP)
WikiRage | Debatepedia |
A&L Daily | Technorati |
Google Blog Search | Google
Week of Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Tu.30 Read: WA, Chapter 4, "Reading: How to Do It and What to
Do with It," 109-136
Selecting passages (Paraphrase x3, p. 117) (IP).
Th.1 Read: CEWT, bell hooks, "Straightening
Our Hair ," 285-292
Clinic; Implied and explicit (stated) arguments.
Week of Nov. 5-9
Tu.6 Read: CEWT, Addonizio, "What Do Women Want?," 15-16
CEWT, Guerrero, "Priorities," 227
CEWT, Hughes, "I, Too, Sing America," 293-294
In-class: Argument Remakes and Image-work (IP)
Photos and Resources
Th.8 Read: WA, Chapter 5, "Linking Evidence and Claims:
10 on 1 versus 1 on 10," 137-162
Due: Project III Planning Statement (i.e., proposal, with project checklist,
1 p.) (IP)
10 on 1 (in class)
Week of Nov. 12-16
Tu.13 Read: CEWT, Wypijewski, "A Boy's
Life: For Matthew Shepard's Killers, What Does It Take to Pass as a Man?," 581-604
Due: 10 on 1 (IP)
Th.15 Argument Remake Workshop, Remaking with Audio
Listen: From "This
I Believe" | By
Listen: From "This American Life"
Due: Bring materials.
Friday, November 16, Withdrawal Deadline
Week of Nov. 19-23
Tu.20 Due: Bring a three-page draft of your essay. (IP)
In class: Peer response workshop. (IP)
Th.22 Fall Break - No Classes
Week of Nov. 26-30
Week of Dec. 3-7
Tu.27 Argument Remake Workshop, iMovie
Th.29 Argument Remake Workshop, TBD
Tu.4 Argument Remake Workshop, TBD
Th.6 Project III Due
Due: Invention Portfolio
cover letter (IP)