A note on the CUNY Calendar: I do not practice the CUNY “Friday is a Monday schedule.” I have three other jobs and my own student duties, so I do not have the flexibility to just swap days. I assume that you also have responsibilities outside of my classroom and cannot just pretend that one day is *actually* another day. The calendar reflects this practice, but this may not be the same for other classes you take at CUNY.

Date In-Class Activities For Next Class

 

Week #1

January 29, 2019

 

Syllabus overview: introduce digital receipts, course site, everyone sign up for the Commons!

Introduce project #1: Lab Report

To read: Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing and Dr. Traci Gardner’s “When Your Grades Are Based on Labor” and “Labor Log”, then complete digital receipt #1 and post to “Digital Receipt #1” on our course site

To do: respond with your understanding of the authors’ main points and your response to those claims,~300 word comment on Week #1 Commons page

To do: Introductory Survey

EVERYTHING IS DUE THE MONDAY BEFORE OUR CLASS IS SCHEDULED BY 11:59pm

Week #2

February 5, 2019

Recap: course site tour

Introduce project #1: Lab/Technical Report

Digital receipt #2 DUE

Find an example of an online story about STEM that uses visual elements within the article. Using the graphic guide, analyze how the visual element relates to the text. Describe both the intent of the article and the role the visual element plays in conveying the primary message, ~300 word comment on Week #2 Commons page

EVERYTHING IS DUE THE MONDAY BEFORE OUR CLASS IS SCHEDULED BY 11:59pm

Week #3

February 12, 2019

NO CLASSES SCHEDULED

ONLINE WORK ONLY

Digital receipt #3 DUE

To watch: Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2, Episode 9: The Measure of a Man (Netflix)

To read: excerpts from SAFIYA NOBLE – Algorithms of Oppression

To do: Response to conversations about ethics and racism, A.I. and algorithmic ideologies, ~300 words, Commons page Week #3 response

To do: bring your selected topic for your technical/lab report to class on 2/19

EVERYTHING IS DUE THE MONDAY BEFORE OUR CLASS IS SCHEDULED BY 11:59pm

Week #4

February 19, 2019

Assign writing groups Digital receipt #4 DUE

To read: Bad Ideas about Writing, “BAD IDEAS ABOUT WRITING AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY,” pp. 301-329

EVERYTHING IS DUE THE MONDAY BEFORE OUR CLASS IS SCHEDULED BY 11:59pm

Week #5

February 26, 2019

Discussion: Bad Ideas…

Meet with writing groups for report review

Digital receipt #5 DUE

To watch: Ex Machina (2015) Netflix

To do:  ~300 words, Commons blog (tag #Week5)

LAB REPORT DUE BY 3/4 AT 11:59PM

 

Week #6

March 5, 2019

 

In-class reflection on Project #1: Lab Report

Discussion: Ex Machina

Introduce Project #2: Technical Description

Meet with writing groups for description review

Digital receipt #6 DUE

To watch: Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 Episode 16, “The Offspring” (Netflix)

To do:  ~300 word response on tech and ethics, implications for your field, Commons blog (tag #Week6)

To do: Submit your Project #1 Reflection (category Reflection #1)

To do: brainstorm an artifact to research and describe, bring notes for 3/12

Week #7

March 12, 2019

Meet with writing groups Digital receipt #7 DUE

To watch: Black Mirror Season 3 Episode 1: Nosedive (Netflix)

To do: ~300-word response on Commons blog: what was your experience watching this episode like? how did you connect your personal experience with social media and community both in-person and online? what are your emotional responses to the narrative in the episode? (tag #Week7)

MARCH 15: Priority deadline for FAFSA 2019-2020
Week #8

March 19, 2019

INTRODUCE Project #4: Portfolio Digital receipt #8 DUE

To watch: Black Mirror Season 3 Episode 6: San Junipero (Netflix) and Black Mirror Season 1 Episode 3: The Entire History of You (Netflix)

To do: ~300-word response on Commons blog: what was your experience watching these episode like? how did you connect your personal experience with relationships and technology social media and community both in-person and online? what are your emotional responses to the narrative in the episode? (tag #Week8)

Week #9

March 26, 2019

JRE AT CONFERENCE

ONLINE WORK ONLY

Digital receipt #9 DUE

To read: “Backpacks vs. Briefcases: Steps Towards Rhetorical Analysis” by Laura Bollin Carroll

To do: ~300-word response to “Backpacks,” including an example of how you have practiced rhetorical analysis in your own life, possibly without knowing it. Describe the situation and explain how you drew conclusions about it based on visual, textual, aural, sensory interpretation (tag #Week9)

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION DUE BY 4/1 AT 11:59PM

APRIL 1: Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of W; Last day to file for Pass/NC option | Course withdrawal period ends.  
Week #10

April 2, 2019

Reflection #2 prewrite

Finding sources using CCNY library databases

Project #3 Introduction

Digital receipt #10 DUE

To watch: Her (Netflix)

To do: provide some thoughts on your own relationship to technology: what media feels authentic to your experience? much popular media dealing with technology focuses on thriller or horror genres; what do you think is next for tech? multimedia response! – make a meme/GIF that speaks to your relationship to technology and write a short reflection to accompany your multimedia submission, (tag #Week10)

Week #11

April 9, 2019

Digital receipt #11 DUE

To do: make me a “non-traditional” resume: video, infographic, portfolio, etc. (some tips) and post to the Commons (tag #Week11)

Week #12

April 16, 2019

SIGN UP to meet with JRE one-on-one

In-class portfolio workshop w/ writing groups

Digital receipt #12 DUE

To watch: Blade Runner (1987)

To do: submit group response including your topic, roles/responsibilities, and a tentative workplan and *one group member* should post to the Commons, including everyone’s names (tag #Week12)

Week #13

April 23, 2019

SPRING BREAK

NO CLASSES SCHEDULED

Digital receipt #13 DUE
Week #14

April 30, 2019

Portfolio and re-mediated revision workshop w/ writing groups FINAL Digital receipt #14 DUE
Week #15

May 7, 2019

In-class reflection on Project #3 DRAFT; In-class portfolio workshop w/ writing groups
Week #16
May 14, 2019 NO OFFICIAL CLASS MEETING FINAL PORTFOLIO AND ALL FINAL REVISIONS DUE

FINAL PORTFOLIO AND REFLECTION ASSIGNMENT HERE

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