This schedule represents a provisional plan for all work throughout the
semester. We may revise it from time to time.
1.Tu, 1/18 Introductions and Course Overview
1.Th, 1/20 Blogging Overview
Setup: An Inventory of Effects
2.Tu, 1/25 MIM, pp. 1-89 *Inv*
2.Th, 1/27 Bloglines
3.Tu, 2/1 MIM, pp. 90-157
3.Th, 2/3 Images, Multimedia *Inv*
4.Tu, 2/8 Share projects
4.Th, 2/10 del.icio.us/wrt205
An Inventory of Effects Projects Due
5.Tu, 2/15 Linked, pp. 1-238 First read and overview
Setup: The Rhetoric of Data Visualization
5.Th, 2/17 Linked, pp. 1-40 (disc. lead ch. 1 (Derek) 2 (Sean)
and 3 (Matt W.))
6.Tu, 2/22 Linked, pp. 41-64 (disc. lead on ch. 4
(Kieran), 5 (Megan))
6.Th, 2/24 Linked, pp. 65-92 (disc. lead ch. 6 (Matt S.), 7 (Brad))
On data viz (supplement)
Preliminary plans due. Includes statement of group undertaking, consequences
for non-involvement and commitment to individual essays or one collaborative
7.Tu, 3/1 Linked, pp. 93-123 (disc. lead on ch. 8 (Jill), 9 (Jackie))
7.Th, 3/3 Linked, pp. 124-160 (disc. lead on ch. 10 (Lee), 11 (Haram))
8.Tu, 3/8 Conferences. Linked, pp. 161-198 (disc.
lead on ch. 12 (Adam), 13 (Tina) *Inv*
8.Th, 3/10 Conferences. Linked, pp. 199-238 (disc. lead
on ch. 14 (Jon), 15 (Samanthe))*Inv*
March 14-18 - Spring Break - No Classes
9.Tu, 3/22 Workshop
Due: First thoughts: a one-page reaction to the assignment and first efforts
to locate a workable research question for Unit Three.
9.Th, 3/24 Project presentations, Rhetoric
of Data Visualization Projects Due
10.Tu, 3/29 from The Tipping Point, Gladwell, c.
3, "The Stickiness Factor,"
pp. 89-132, (disc. lead David, Lindsay, Kendra)
10.Th, 3/31 SU Library Databases: Lexis Nexis and ProQuest
Developing research questions
11.Tu, 4/5 from The Social Life of Information (Brown and Duguid)
(disc. lead Brandon, Julie and Sara) (c. 7, "Reading
the Background," pp. 173-205)
11.Th, 4/7 On methods
Due: Formal proposal, including a preliminary listing of sources: a one-page
statement of your formal proposal, including your research question(s).
List all source materials you are considering working with.
12.Tu, 4/12 Reading TBD
12.Th, 4/14 Blogging Retrospect
Due: Annotated Bibliography due: a five-source annotated bibliography.
Annotations for each source should follow the
model for our summary entries of chapters from Barabasi. Think of
the annotation as an accounting of the ways in which you might use the
source or how it impacts your thinking about the project. Include a listing
of keywords or key concepts indexed by page or paragraph number for each
13.Tu, 4/19 Research development
Due: Draft of between 6-8 pages.
13.Th, 4/21 Research development
14.Tu, 4/26 Exchange drafts
Peer response. Bring draft to class.
14.Th, 4/28 TBD
15.Tu, 5/3 Last day of classes
15.Th, 5/5 Reach-Search Projects Due
*Inv* - Designates items
to be turned in with each project