CRTW 201H (TR)

Fall 2017

Dr. Fike

 

Tardiness and attendance: If you come in late (after the door is closed), you will have already been marked absent. Although your professor will do his best to mark you present, he will not stop class in order to do so. Therefore, your absence mark may count as a FULL absence unless you say the following to the professor after class: “Please change my absence mark to a tardy mark.” You can be counted present if you were not more than 10 minutes late. Remember that 3 tardies equal 1 absence and that you have only 4 "free" absences this semester. There are no excused absences. Do not give your professor medical documentation (or documentation of any other sort) unless you missed class on a due date. Assignments can be made up if you have a legitimate on-paper excuse, but absences will not be excused unless the Disabilities Office grants you official accommodations that stipulate "reasonable flexibility with attendance."

 

Policy on bringing materials to class: If you do not bring the assigned materials (see boldfaced italics below), you will be required to go get them (or a copy at the library: the books are on reserve; the other readings are linked to the calendar) and will receive an absence if you are not back in the first ten minutes of class. Your professor will check to make sure that you have your materials on each of those days.

Turnitin.com information: apiturnitin.com, course I.D., 15702885; password, "winthrop."

 

Day

Date

Reading Assignments

Work Due

T

8/22

1) First day slide show; Dr. Bird's Critical Reading Handout; memorandum of understanding.

 

R 8/24 2) Paper One assignment. Review of MLA format. Bring to class: Paper One assignment sheet.

T

8/29

3) Nosich, ch. 1 + watch the videos before class: video 1, http://www.wimp.com/filterbubbles/; video 2, leopard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvwHHMEDdT0; Tart's list; handout. Bring Nosich, ch. 1 to class.

 

R

8/31

4) Tompkins, “‘Indians’: Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History”: bring this essay to class; Tompkins Handout.

Note: Tompkins's text is linked to this block of the calendar.

 

T

9/5

5) Tompkins, continued: bring the essay to class; day five [four] handout.

 

R

9/7

6) Nosich, ch. 2: bring N2 to class for elements day; you must come today with a pretty good idea of where your paper is headed; day six [five] handout. We will watch this video in class:

http://www.wimp.com/6-photographers-shoot-the-same-man/?utm_source=facebook.com/

Optional: Submit a focused topic

T

9/12

7) Concepts exercise: bring a hard copy of the exercise.

Watch this video before class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jPNll1Ccn0&index=4&list=WL

 

R 9/14 8) Western Creed Exercise  http://www.westerncreed.com/Tart_ITP.html. Do not watch the video before coming to class. Bring a blue or black ballpoint pen, a blue book, and a copy of the exercise. Comments on Paper One. Blue book 1

T

9/19

9) Western Creed Discussion. Discussion of Paper Two and group presentation + tell me your major and minor. Bring to class: Paper Two assignment sheet and Group Presentation Assignment.

Paper One due

R

9/21

10) Bordo, “Beauty (Re)discovers the Male Body”: bring Bordo’s chapter to class; Bordo handout.

 

T

9/26

11) Bordo, continued: bring Bordo’s chapter to class.

 

R 9/28 12) Nosich, ch. 4: bring N4 to class + Handout; B&B ad.  

T

10/3

13) Watch this video on the "scout mindset" before class:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4RLfVxTGH4&list=WL&index=7.

Alternative energy activity. Bring Nosich’s book and your laptop, tablet, or smart phone today; bring a blue book; bring ear buds if you think that you might want to listen to something. (Re. Nosich: You will need chapters that include pages 19, 24, and 114-15 if you are using photocopies.)

 Blue book 2

R

10/5 14) Alternative Energy Discussion; disc. of Paper Three +
Wilson front matter and back matter. B
ring to class Wilson and the Paper Three assignment sheet. We will project the Annotated Bibliography assignment sheet.

 

T

10/10

15) Read Wilson's Prologue and Nosich, ch. 3. Wilson Prologue Handout; Nosich chapter 3 handout. Bring to class: Thoreau handout. Pronunciation of Thoreau's name.
YOU MUST BRING WILSON TO CLASS EVERY DAY FOR THE NEXT MONTH. IF YOU USE PHOTOCOPIES, I WILL CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT CHAPTER.

Paper Two 

R 10/12 16) Report on homework: T-chart re. Thoreau handout. Wilson, ch. 1; bring to class: Wilson chapter 1 worksheet.
We will watch this video in class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeXdv-uPaw.
 
T 10/17 FALL BREAK--NO CLASS  

R

10/19

17) Wilson, ch. 2; bring to class: Wilson chapter 2 handout.

Focused topic for research paper

T

10/24

18) Wilson, ch. 3

Group 1

R

10/26

19) Wilson, ch. 4

Group 2

T

10/31

20) Wilson, ch. 5

Group 3

R 11/2 21) Wilson, ch. 6

Group 4; annotated bibliography for research paper is due

T

11/7

22) Wilson, ch. 7

Group 5

R

11/9

23) In-class paper assignment on your discipline. Bring any books and notes you want to use. You will write your essay in a blue book (you are responsible for bringing it to class). See Major Paper.

Blue book 3

T 11/14

24) Discussion of paper 4 + Fallacy exercise:

Read and bring copies of the Paper Four assignment sheet,  Fallacy Handout, and The mad, mad world of liberal logic.

Paper Three

(Research Paper) due in 9:30 section

R 11/16 25) Anzaldúa, “Entering into the Serpent” and “How to Tame a Wild Tongue”: bring both to class;  Anzaldúa handout; slide show on Anzaldúa (please do NOT watch it before class).  
T 11/21

26) Anzaldúa, continued: bring both texts to class.

Paper Three due in 2:00 section

R 11/23 THANKSGIVING BREAK--NO CLASS
T 11/28 27) Nosich, ch. 5 + toolbox activity for review: bring Nosich’s book (or copies of all chapters); also bring your gizmo (laptops especially).
Article related to the traits.
R 11/30 28) Last day of class: Last day of class: course evaluation; discussion of the final examination; bring your gizmo (laptops especially). Strong Sense Critical Thinking Exercise.  

M

12/4

Last day of the semester: By 5:00 p.m. slide your final paper through the mail slot in your professor's office door, BANC 258. Do not pin it to the office door. Be sure to staple your paper and underline your thesis. Do not forget to send it to turnitin.com.

Paper Four

 

12/11

Bring your “toolbox” and any additional books and notes that you want to use. Also bring a blue book. Final Examination. You are responsible for bringing a copy of the final exam if you want to have it in front of you.

 

9:30 section: Friday, December 8th, 11:30.

2:00 section: Wednesday, December 6th, 11:30.

http://www.winthrop.edu/uploadedFiles/acadschedule/Exams-Fall.pdf

Exam:

Blue book 4