Week 15 (November 28-December 2)

Continue Unit 4: Text as Built Environment

Due:

  1. Class prep, 20 points: Third draft of Built Environment Analysis due by 11:59 pm on November 28th

  1. Final draft of Built Environment Analysis due by 5:00 pm on December 9th

 

What are we doing in class?

*Peer Review/Workshop

Week 13 (November 14-18)

Continue Unit 4: Text as Built Environment

Due:

  1. Class prep, 20 points: 2d draft of Built Environment Analysis due by class time on November 16th

  1. Read 2.0: Chapter 3 (Multimodal Assignments, optional exercises for points)

  1. Read G2W Chapter 5: Research and Documentation

 

What are we doing in class?

*Workshop

*Titles

*Drafting

(Extra points suggestion: participate in the cluster online discussion forum, upload images and sounds, contribute to the glossary of terms, make a suggestion!)

Looking ahead:

  1. Third draft of Built Environment Analysis due by 11:59 pm on November 28th

Week 12 (November 7-11)

Begin Unit 4: Text as Built Environment

*****NO CLASS MEETING ON  NOVEMBER 8TH*****

Due:

  1. Class prep, 20 points: Submit first draft of Built Environment Analysis by 11:59 pm on November 7th

  1. Complete any outstanding work for Reading Annotations, Annotated Bibliography, and Built Environment Descriptions as soon as possible

  1. Read 2.0: Chapter 8 (Developing Paragraphs) (review), Chapter 10 (Reviewing and Revising) (review)

  1. Read G2W Chapter 8: Writing in Digital Spaces

 

What are we doing in class?

*Discussion of reading

*Workshop

*Body paragraphs

*Transitions

(Extra points suggestion: participate in the cluster online discussion forum, upload images and sounds, contribute to the glossary of terms, make a suggestion!)

Looking ahead:

Second draft of Built Environment Analysis due by November 16th

Week 11 (October 31-November 4)

Continue Unit 3: Politics and the Built Environment

Due:

  1. Class prep, 10 points each: Draft of BED3 by class time Tuesday (up to 25 points if it's used in workshop), create or find an internet meme that combines two or more modes to make a statement about an issue or topic that we've discussed in class this semester and post it to your blog using the category "class prep," the tag "meme," and any other categories or tags you think are relevant.

  1. Built Environment Description 3: Political due by 11:59 pm on November 1st

  1. Built environment readings for Unit 4: Text as Built Environment
  1. Miller, Carolyn, and Dawn Shepherd. “Blogging as Social Action: A Genre Analysis of the Weblog,” Into the Blogosphere: Rhetoric, Community, and Culture of Weblogs (2004).

  1. By the end of Week 12 these major projects should be complete: Reading Summaries, Annotated Bibliography, Built Environment Descriptions.

  1. Read 2.0 "Writing to Make Something Happen in the World"

  1. Read G2W Chapter 9: Civic Engagement and Community-Based Writing

What are we doing in class?

*Workshop

*Discuss readings

(Extra points suggestion: participate in the cluster online discussion forum, upload images and sounds, contribute to the glossary of terms, make a suggestion!)

Looking ahead:

Draft Built Environment Analysis due by class time on November 10th

Week 10 (October 24-28)

Continue Unit 3: Politics and the Built Environment

*****NO CLASS MEETING THURSDAY (OCT. 27), MEET FOR ATL WALKING TOUR INSTEAD*****

Due:

  1. Class prep, 20 points: Pick a political advertisement for a current candidate or referendum that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot (or choose another current advertisement that is clearly targeted to a particular adult demographic). Write up a short (two or three paragraphs) analysis of the different ways in which the ad has been designed to appeal to its target audience, either effectively or ineffectively.
  2. Annotated bibliography entries 7-10 (and complete revised annotated bibliographies) due by 11:59 pm on October 25th
  3. Read Built Environment Analysis project description
  4. Read G2W Chapter 4: Inventing Rhetorically
  5. Read 2.0: "Prewriting" and "Design for Print and Digital Writing"

 

What are we doing in class?

*Discussion of unit reading

*Generating ideas and outlining

(Extra points suggestion: participate in the cluster online discussion forum, upload images and sounds, contribute to the glossary of terms, make a suggestion!)

Looking ahead:

  1. Built Environment Description 3: Political due by 11:59 pm on November 1st, turn in a draft by class time on Tuesday next week for 10 class prep points and up to 25 extra points if it's used in class workshop

  1. Complete built environment readings for Unit 4: Text as Built Environment
  1. Miller, Carolyn, and Dawn Shepherd. “Blogging as Social Action: A Genre Analysis of the Weblog,” Into the Blogosphere: Rhetoric, Community, and Culture of Weblogs (2004).

  1. By Week 12 these major projects should be complete: Reading Annotations, Annotated Bibliography, Built Environment Descriptions. After Week 12, submissions related to these major projects will no longer be accepted.

Week 9 (October 17-21)

Begin Unit 3: Politics and the Built Environment

Due:

  1. Class prep, 20 points: Research what local and state elections will be on the ballot in your district on election day, write up a blog post about your findings
  2. Built Environment Readings for Unit 3: Political (read them all, annotate the one assigned to your group)
  1. Emma Green, “America’s Profound Gender Anxiety,” in The Atlantic, May 31, 2016 (Group 1)
  2. Inger Marie Lid, “Implementing universal design in a Norwegian context: Balancing core values and practical priorities,” in Disability Studies Quarterly 36.2 (Group 2)
  3. Robert J. Chaskin and Mark L. Joseph, “‘Positive’ Gentrification, Social Control and the ‘Right to the City’ in Mixed-Income Communities: Uses and Expectations of Space and Place,” in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 37.2 (Group 3)
  1. Reading Annotation 3 due by 11:59 pm on October 17th
  2. Read G2W Chapter 3: Persuading Rhetorically (complete quizzes for extra points)
  3. Read 2.0: "Constructing Arguments," "Evaluating Sources," and "Preparing for a Research Project"

 

What are we doing in class?

*Discuss readings

(Extra points suggestion: participate in the cluster online discussion forum, upload images and sounds, contribute to the glossary of terms, make a suggestion!)

Looking ahead:

  1. Annotated bibliography entries 7-10 (and complete revised annotated bibliographies) due by 11:59 pm on October 25th
  2. Begin built environment readings for Unit 4: Text as Built Environment
  1. Schryer, Catherine. “Records as Genre,” Written Communication 10 (1993): pp. 200-234. Print.
  2. Montgomery, Scott. “The Scientific Paper,” The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago P, 2003): pp. 78-98
  1. Carefully review Built Environment Analysis project description

Week 8 (October 10-14)

Continue Unit 2: Culture and the Built Environment

*****NO CLASS MEETING ON TUESDAY (OCT. 11), MEET FOR YOUR MID-TERM CONFERENCE***** 

*****MEET IN LIBRARY THURSDAY (OCT. 13)***** 

Due:

  1. Class prep, 10 points each: Explore the Gendered Advertising Remixer (right/Ctrl click to open in a new tab) and write up one or two paragraphs about what you learn or observe, by 11:59 pm Wednesday turn in a draft of BED2
  2. Built Environment Description 2: Cultural due by 11:59 pm on October 14th, earn up to 25 extra points for conference, revision, reflection
  3. Read 2.0 "Reflecting to Learn" (optional exercises for points)
  1. Sign-up for a mid-term conference: https://robinswharton.youcanbook.me/ 
  1. Select a site in your group's area to observe and begin Built Environment Description 3: Political

 

What are we doing in class?

*Mid-term conferences

*Library session on using archives in research

(Extra points suggestion: participate in the cluster online discussion forum, upload images and sounds, contribute to the glossary of terms, make a suggestion!)

Looking ahead:

  1. Reading Annotation 3 due by 11:59 pm on October 17th (read them all, annotate the one assigned to your group)

  1. Complete built environment readings for Unit 3
  1. Emma Green, “America’s Profound Gender Anxiety,” in The Atlantic, May 31, 2016 (Group 1)
  2. Inger Marie Lid, “Implementing universal design in a Norwegian context: Balancing core values and practical priorities,” in Disability Studies Quarterly 36.2 (Group 2)
  3. Robert J. Chaskin and Mark L. Joseph, “‘Positive’ Gentrification, Social Control and the ‘Right to the City’ in Mixed-Income Communities: Uses and Expectations of Space and Place,” in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 37.2 (Group 3)

Week 7 (October 3-7)

Continue Unit 2: Culture and the Built Environment

Due:

*****NO CLASS MEETING ON THURSDAY (OCT. 6), MEET FOR YOUR MID-TERM CONFERENCE*****

  1. Class prep, 10 points: Sign up for a mid-term conference by October 3d at 11:59 pm. Sign up calendar is here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4da4a92ba31-sign.

  1. Class prep, 10 points: Post a mid-term conference question to your blog by your conference time using the "sos" category and "mid-term" tag.

  1. Annotated bibliography entries 4-6 due by 11:59 pm on October 3d.

  1. Read 2.0: "Working With Others" and "Expectations for College Writing" (optional exercises for points)

What are we doing in class?

*Discussion of readings

*Arguments: multiple points of view

(Extra points suggestion: participate in the cluster online discussion forum, upload images and sounds, contribute to the glossary of terms, make a suggestion!)

Looking ahead:

  1. Built Environment Description 2: Cultural due by 11:59 pm on October 14th, turn in a draft early by class time on Tuesday for 10 class prep points
  2. Continue built environment readings for Unit 3 (read them all and annotate the one assigned to your group for Reading Annotation 3)
  1. Emma Green, “America’s Profound Gender Anxiety,” in The Atlantic, May 31, 2016 (Group 1)
  2. Inger Marie Lid, “Implementing universal design in a Norwegian context: Balancing core values and practical priorities,” in Disability Studies Quarterly 36.2 (Group 2)
  3. Robert J. Chaskin and Mark L. Joseph, “‘Positive’ Gentrification, Social Control and the ‘Right to the City’ in Mixed-Income Communities: Uses and Expectations of Space and Place,” in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 37.2 (Group 3)

Week 6 (September 26-30)

Begin Unit 2: Culture and the Built Environment

Due:

*****NO CLASS MEETING THURSDAY (SEPT. 29), MEET FOR ATL WALKING TOUR INSTEAD*****

  1. Class prep, 10 points each: By class time Tuesday, complete review and reorganization/optimization of your blog and write up a two or three paragraph discussion of what you did and why. By class time Thursday post at least one discussion question about Unit 2 readings to your blog. Remember, you need to submit links to everything via the form if you want to receive points.

  1. Reading Annotation 2 due September 30th at 11:59 pm (note new due date)

  1. Read built environment readings for Unit 2 (read them all, annotate the one assigned to your group):
  1. Sarah Schindler, “Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination And Segregation Through Physical Design Of The Built Environment,”  in Yale Law Journal 124.6 (Group 1, Parts I & II only)
  2. Kathleen G. Scholl and Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi, “Recognizing Campus Landscapes as Learning Spaces,” in Journal of Learning Spaces 4.1 (Group 2).
  3. Walter Benjamin, “Arcades, Magasins de Nouveautis, Sales Clerks,” in The Arcades Project. (Group 3, available on Google Drive)

  1. Select a location in your group's geographic area to observe and begin Built Environment Description 2: Cultural

  1. 2.0: "Reviewing and Revising" (optional exercises for points)

(Extra points suggestion: participate in the cluster online discussion forum, upload images and sounds, contribute to the glossary of terms, make a suggestion!)

 

What are we doing in class?

*Discussion of readings

*Research questions

*Genre and conventions

Looking ahead:

  1. Annotated bibliography entries 4-6 due by 11:59 pm on October 3d

  1. Begin built environment readings for Unit 3 (read them all and annotate the one assigned to your group for Reading Annotation 3)
  1. Emma Green, “America’s Profound Gender Anxiety,” in The Atlantic, May 31, 2016 (Group 1)
  2. Inger Marie Lid, “Implementing universal design in a Norwegian context: Balancing core values and practical priorities,” in Disability Studies Quarterly 36.2 (Group 2)
  3. Robert J. Chaskin and Mark L. Joseph, “‘Positive’ Gentrification, Social Control and the ‘Right to the City’ in Mixed-Income Communities: Uses and Expectations of Space and Place,” in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 37.2 (Group 3)

Week 5 (September 19-23)

Due:

  1. Class prep, 10 points each: Submit draft of BED1 by Tuesday class time (up to 25 points extra if it's used in workshop). By class time Thursday, review and optimize the organization/searchability of your blog, drawing on the guidelines presented during the library workshop.

  1. Built Environment Description 1: Exterior due by 11:59 pm on September 23d

  1. Read (and complete optional exercises for points): 2.0 "Planning and Drafting"

(Extra points suggestions: participate in the cluster online discussion forum, complete a Lynda.com tutorial surrounding a relevant technology, organize a peer review or discussion group)

What are we doing in class:

  1. *Discussion of readings
  2. *Content and Style (Rhetoric)
  3. *Expository writing (Historical BE Description)
  4. *Analyzing sources

Looking ahead:

  1. Reading Annotation 2 due September 26th at 11:59 pm (read them all, annotate the one assigned to your group):
  1. Sarah Schindler, “Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination And Segregation Through Physical Design Of The Built Environment,”  in Yale Law Journal 124.6 (Group 1, Parts I & II only)
  2. Kathleen G. Scholl and Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi, “Recognizing Campus Landscapes as Learning Spaces,” in Journal of Learning Spaces 4.1 (Group 2).
  3. Walter Benjamin, “Arcades, Magasins de Nouveautis, Sales Clerks,” in The Arcades Project. (Group 3, available on Google Drive)

Link to supplemental reading suggestions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PmcKcA1Q3gyKXsgYezgbV3ykER7vUJ3NSoDeofLafpo/edit?usp=sharing.

Week 4 (September 12-16)

Due:

*****MEET IN LIBRARY SEPTEMBER 15*****

  1. Class prep, 10 points each: Submit link to one bibliography annotation by class time on Tuesday (up to 10 points of extra credit if it's used in class workshop), post one question about the Built Environment Description project to your blog using the "sos" category by Thursday
  2. Annotated bibliography entries 1-3 due by 11:59 pm on September 16
  3. Read 2.0: Analyzing Arguments, Developing Paragraphs (exercises in the book for points)
  4. Read G2W Chapter 8: Writing in Digital Spaces (complete the quiz for extra points: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSes-IFtP-dH6gZpTyh6S1rRJakV7NGhyaWyqLBAIjfjpnMPfw/viewform)
  5. Read full project description for Built Environment Description, and Annotated Bibliography (the suggested resources in the AB instructions are especially important and useful)

(Extra points suggestion: organize a group discussion of the readings for Unit Two, visit an instructor’s office hours with specific questions for discussion, contribute images/sounds/artifacts/signage to the built environment of Atlanta archive)

What are we doing in class:

  1. *Discussion of readings
  2. *Content and Style (Rhetoric)
  3. *Expository writing (Historical BE Description)
  4. *Analyzing sources

Looking ahead:

  1. Turn in an early draft of Historical Built Environment Description HBED by Tuesday of next week, extra 10-25 points if it's used for class workshop (final draft of HBED is due September 23 at 11:59 pm)

  1. Begin interior built environment readings for Unit 2 (read them all, annotate the one assigned to your group for Reading Annotation 2):
  1. Sarah Schindler, “Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination And Segregation Through Physical Design Of The Built Environment,”  in Yale Law Journal 124.6 (Group 1, Parts I & II only)
  2. Kathleen G. Scholl and Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi, “Recognizing Campus Landscapes as Learning Spaces,” in Journal of Learning Spaces 4.1 (Group 2).
  3. Walter Benjamin, “Arcades, Magasins de Nouveautis, Sales Clerks,” in The Arcades Project. (Group 3, available on Protected Course Readings page under "Texts and Resources" on our site)

  1. Submit an early draft of Reading Annotation 2 and earn 20-50 points for conference, revision, and reflection before submitting final draft (Reading Annotation 2 due September 26 at 11:59 pm)

Week 3 (September 5-9)

***MEET IN LIBRARY ON THURSDAY (5/8). DON'T FORGET YOUR GSU ID.***

Due:

  1. Class prep, 10 points each: submit a link to your draft Reading Annotation by class time Tuesday, sign up for a Zotero account and submit a link to your user profile before class time Thursday
  2. Review the Zotero library guide: http://research.library.gsu.edu/zotero. Optional for 30 points, install Firefox+Zotero plugin and create two entries in your Zotero library before the first class meeting.
  3. Reading Annotation 1 due September 6th at 11:59 pm (extra 10 points if we workshop your working draft in class Tuesday)
  1. Read all three, annotate the one assigned to your group:
  2. Thomas Carter and Elizabeth Collins Cromley, “Introduction,” from Invitation to Vernacular Architecture. (Group 1, available on Google Drive)
  3. James Deetz, “Parting Ways,” (right/Ctrl click to open in a new tab) from In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life. (Group 2)
  4. Stephanie Fitzgerald, “The Cultural Work of a Mohegan Painted Basket,” from Early Native Literacies in New England: A Documentary and Critical Anthology. (Group 3, available on Google Drive)
  1. Read G2W Chapter 2: Responding Rhetorically (complete the quiz (https://goo.gl/forms/pVvMyvm0hroSZvdn1) for extra points)
  2. Read 2.0:
  1. Academic Work in Any Discipline
  2. Writing for the Humanities
  3. Conducting Field Research
  4. exercises are optional and can be completed for points
  1. One submission to Atlanta image, sound or artifact library (you don't have to do this by class time, though you're welcome to give it a try; we will talk about how to do this in class so that you can post something before Week 4's class meeting)
  2. One annotated bibliographic entry (you don't have to do this by class time, though you're welcome to give it a try; we will talk about how to do this in class so that you can post something before Week 4's class meeting)
  3. Read built environment project description. Choose a site within your group's area to study for Built Environment Description 1

What are we doing in class?

*Discussion of readings

*from annotations to ABs

*Introduction to Zotero

*Types of research methods

*Observation and Note taking

*Plagiarism

Looking ahead:

  1. Annotated bibliography entries 1-3 (AB1) due by 11:59 pm September 16

(Extra points suggestion: compose a blog post reflecting on your experience so far with Atlanta built environments, 10-50 points; turn in an early draft of AB1 for 20-50 points if you conference, revise, and reflect before the final draft is due)

Week 2 (August 29-September 2)

Due:

  1. Class prep, 10 points each: Post a question about the Reading Annotations on your blog using category "sos," post your class notes to your blog using category "class notes"
  2. Unit I Reading:
  1. Thomas Carter and Elizabeth Collins Cromley, “Introduction,” from Invitation to Vernacular Architecture. (group 1)
  2. James Deetz, “Parting Ways,” from In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life. (group 2)
  3. Stephanie Fitzgerald, “The Cultural Work of a Mohegan Painted Basket,” from Early Native Literacies in New England: A Documentary and Critical Anthology. (group 3)
  4. Choose one supplemental reading to bring into conversation with your assigned text for the Reading Annotation. Here's a list of suggestions, or you can choose on your own in consultation with me.
  1. Guide to First-year Writing (G2W) Chapter 1: Defining Rhetoric (complete the quiz for extra points, remember to submit the quiz link on the form so that I know you've completed it)
  2. Writer's Help 2.0 (2.0) Reading
  1. Rhetorical Situations (exercises for points, up to 10 points per exercise)
  2. Communicating in Other Media (exercises for points, up to 10 points per exercise)
  3. Research (exercises for points, up to 10 points per exercise)
  4. Diagnostics (complete them for points, 10-50 points per diagnostic)

What are we doing in class?

*What is a “built environment”?

*Analyzing architecture as rhetoric

*Primary and Secondary Research

        *Annotations

        *Digital Literacy

        *Working collaboratively (peer review)

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Use the submission form to turn-in an early draft of your Reading Annotation before class R (10 points if it's used for workshop, 20-50 points if you conference, revise, and reflect before final draft is due)
  2. Upload a sound, image, sign, or artifact from an Atlanta location to your sites@gsu and embed it in a blog post that describes what it is and where it's from
  3. Comment on some of your colleagues’ blogs
  4. Visit your instructor during office hours
  5. Organize/Participate in a group conference or online study group and write up a reflection (20-50 points)

Looking ahead:

  1. Complete Reading Annotation 1 (Due September 6th)
  2. Sign up for a Zotero account and submit a link to your user profile before first class meeting next week for extra points (+10)
  3. Review and submit a question about project descriptions for Annotated Bibliography and Built Environment Descriptions

Week 1 (August 22-26)

Due:

  1. Class prep, 10 points each: Purchase books, sign up for Hypothes.is and install browser plugin, configure personal sites.gsu.edu
  2. Read course syllabus
  3. Writer's Help 2.0: Reading Critically

Extra points suggestions:

  1. Syllabus quiz and review of web resources
  2. Upload a sound, image, sign, or artifact from an Atlanta location to your sites@gsu and embed it in a blog post that describes what it is and where it's from
  3. Complete an “About Me” page on your website

 

What are we doing in class?

*First day of class

*Introduction/logistics

*Getting Started With sites.gsu.edu

*Setup of website

Looking ahead:

Read for Unit One