schedule


Week 1

W9/7
in class: introductions
homework: Assignment 1-1
F9/9
due: Assignment 1-1
homework: Read DK Handbook, pages 2 – 11, pages 82 – 93, pages 184 – 189, and pages 260 – 263

Week 2

M9/12
due: complete the assigned reading. also, get caught up and complete Assignment 1-1 if you have not already done so.
homework: Assignment 1-2 (Read excerpt from Practices of Looking: an Introduction to Visual Culture and respond to the assignment prompt)
W9/14
due: Assignment 1-2. Also, today bring an advertisement to class if you can find one. Otherwise, I have some you can use. … and bring your laptop if you own one!
homework: Assignment 1-3 (Short analysis of an ad)
F9/16
due: Assignment 1-3 (post assignment on the correct forum on the Ning and bring a hard copy to class)
homework: Assignment 2-1 (Read DK Handbook pages 18-19 and read “Back to the Land” by Maira Kalman in the Course Reader. Then, respond to the assignment posted on the blog)
Note: Sept. 19 is the last day to add or change classes

Week 3

M9/19
due: Assignment 2-1
homework: Assignment 2-2 (re-read “Back to the Land” critically by looking for a pitch, a complaint, and a moment. then respond to the assignment prompt.)
W9/21
due: Assignment 2-2
homework: Assignment 2-3 (Begin forming interpretation of “Back to the Land” by posting and responding to interpretive questions)
F9/23
due: Assignment 2-3
homework: Assignment 2-4 (Read handout on thesis statements and read DK Handbook pages 200 – 203 on statements of purpose. Write a thesis statement and a statement of purpose.)

Week 4

M9/26
due: Assignment 2-4
homework: Assignment 2-5 (Read DK Handbook pages 292 – 311. Complete the pan-track-zoom exercise.)
W9/28
due: Assignment 2-5
homework: Assignment 2-6 (essay draft)
F9/30
due: Assignment 2-6 (essay draft)
in class: Assignment 2-7 (peer review)
homework: Assignment 2-8 (reflective assignment)
Note: Oct. 3 is the last day to drop or withdraw from classes without a W on your transcript

Week 5

M10/3 – F10/7
Conference week – no class meetings. Look for the sign up sheet to be passed around in week 4. Conferences are required in place of class this week.
due in conference: Assignment 2-8 (reflective assignment)
homework: Assignment 2-9 (revise your essay)

Optional museum trip scheduled for October 6. See your RA, Sean, for more info. This could be a make-up trip if you cannot attend the class trip on Oct. 25.

Week 6

M10/10
due: Assignment 2-9 (essay revision)
homework: Assignment 3-1 (Read handout on comics and create a Bitstrip comic that narrates an event/experience that was dramatic, difficult, disappointing, or negative for you in some way.)
W10/12
due: Assignment 3-1
homework: Assignment 3-2 (Read “A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge” by Josh Neufeld. Complete the writing assignment.)
F10/14
due: Assignment 3-2
homework: Assignment 3-3 (re-read “A.D.” critically by looking for a pitch, a complaint, and a moment. then respond to the assignment prompt.)

Week 7

M10/17
due: Assignment 3-3
homework: Assignment 3-4 (Begin forming interpretation of “A.D.” by posting and responding to interpretive questions)
W10/19
due: Assignment 3-4
homework: Assignment 3-5 (Write a thesis statement and a statement of purpose for your essay about “A.D.”):
F10/21
due: Assignment 3-5
in class: work on thesis statements and statements of purpose. discuss essay assignment and ask questions.
homework: Assignment 3-6 (essay draft) 

Week 8

M10/24
due: Assignment 3-6 (essay draft)
in class: Assignment 3-7 (Reflection)
homework (due Friday): Assignment 3-8 (peer review essay)
Tuesday 10/25
museum trip – leaving from Riverview at 12:15 for gallery talk at 1:30.
W10/26
No class meeting today. I will hold optional one-on-one conferences in my office or online.
out-of-class assignment: Go to the Ning web site and post a response to an artwork you saw during the trip.
homework: Assignment 3-8 and post something to the Ning forum
F10/28
No class meeting today. No later than today, email peer review essays (Assignment 3-8) to group member(s) and copy me on the email.
homework: Assignment 4-1 (Read “The Falling Man” by Tom Junod and complete the writing assignment)
Note: Oct. 28 is the last day to drop or withdraw from classes.

Week 9

M10/31

(Ning forum ongoing)

due: Assignment 4-1
homework: Assignment 4-2 (re-read “The Falling Man” critically by looking for a pitch, a complaint, and a moment. then respond to the assignment prompt.)
W11/2
due: Assignment 4-2
homework: Assignment 4-3 (Begin forming interpretation of “The Falling Man” by posting and responding to interpretive questions)
F11/4
due: Assignment 4-3
homework: Assignment 4-4 (essay draft)

Week 10

M11/7
due: Assignment 4-4 (essay draft)
in class: Assignment 4-5 (reflection)
homework: Assignment 4-6 (peer review essay)
T11/8 – F11/11
Conferences the rest of this week – no regular class meetings
due: Assignment 4-6 during your conference

Week 11

M11/14
Conferences continue into Monday. No class meeting.
due: Assignment 4-6 during your conference
W11/16
In class: Discuss course goals and revision strategies
homework: Work on revising portfolio essays
F11/18
In class: Revision activities
Homework: Assignment 5-1 (Reflective Essay draft)

Week 12

M11/21
Due: Assignment 5-1 (Reflective Essay draft)
in class: Workshop reflective essay drafts
homework: Work on revising portfolio essays

thanksgiving break the rest of this week

Week 13

M11/28
In class: Revision activities
homework: Work on revising portfolio essays
W11/30
In class: Revision activities
homework: Assignment 5-2 (one interpretive essay revision)
F12/2
Due: Assignment 5-2 (one interpretive essay revision)
In class: Revision activities
homework: Working portfolio

Week 14

M12/5
DUE: portfolio of assignments (also called the “working portfolio”)
In class: Revision activities
homework: Work on revising portfolio essays
W12/7
In class: Revision activities
homework: Work on revising portfolio essays
F12/9
In class: MLA format workshop and preparing to submit the final portfolio
homework: final portfolio

Week 15

Monday 12/12

final portfolios due

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