End-of-Semester Syllabus Changes
As promised. Also reflected on the Syllabus page. Let me know if you have questions.
Weds 9 – Class Release Day – Watch “Hoop Dreams” on your own (available on Netflix Streaming or Hulu Plus, at the Fine Arts Library, or at I Love Video)
Fri 11 – Discussion: Sports and Mobility. Read (well, watch) “Hoop Dreams.” Read *Robin D.G. Kelley, Chapter 2, “Looking to Get Paid: How Some Black Youth Put Culture to Work,” from Yo’ Mama’s Disfunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America (1997). We’ll also talk on this day about requirements for paper proposals and final papers.
Mon 14 – Discussion: The Future. Read Anderson, Feed, pp 1-94; Nicholas Carr, The Atlantic, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”
Weds 16 – Discussion: The Future, Cont. Read Anderson, Feed, pp 95-207; Jim Jensen, Pew Research Center, The Better-Off Online. We’ll also sign up for paper conferences on this day.
Fri 18 – Discussion: The Future, The End. Read Anderson, Feed, pp 207-end.
Mon 21 – Paper Proposal Due by Email, 5 pm.
Peer Review – Bring Unit 3 Website Entry, Draft 1, to class.
Weds 23 – No Class – Thanksgiving
Fri 25 – No Class – Thanksgiving
Mon 28 – Unit 3 Website Entry Due (Draft 2), by Email, 5 pm. Conferences about final paper – class is cancelled, but conferences will be held during class time/office hours, so don’t plan to skip town
Weds 30 – Conferences about final paper (see above)
Fri 2 – Last Day of Classes – Some fun/educational activity TBA.
Weds 7 – Final Paper Due, by Email, 5 pm.