Course Calendar

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Date Content DUE for the day—so read BEFORE class!
M 1/7 Introduction to RCL II and classmates

Unit Five: “This I Believe”

W 1/9 Discuss “This I Believe” Project

 

Read: NPR Prompt (https://thisibelieve.org/about/);

“This I Believe” Assignment Guidelines

Listen: at least 3 “This I Believe” podcasts

Draft: Podcast topic ideas

F 1/11 Introduction to RCL II Blogging

 

The Art of Plowing – In-class brainstorming, writing, use of prompts

Read: Civic Issues blog thread information:

http://sites.psu.edu/bedellrcl2/rcl-ii-blogging/

 

Read: James Baldwin, “Notes of a Native Son”

 

 

M 1/14  

Creating a “Personal Narrative”

Narrative Paradigm – Walter Fisher

 

Read: Lamott, Bird by Bird & Shitty First Drafts (Canvas)

Read: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/the-power-and-perils-of-speaking-your-truth/549968/?utm_source=atlfb

W 1/16 Voice, Style, Conflict

 

Bring draft of TIB to class.

Read: Joan Didion, “On Self-Respect”: https://www.vogue.com/article/joan-didion-self-respect-essay-1961

F 1/18 Lab Session: Garage Band Tutorial

CI Blog Group Formation

Meet in 140W Pattee
M 1/21 NO CLASS

MLK DAY

Post blog urls to google docs:

Civic Issue: This page is defunct. Please email your url to Lori.

Passion and RCL: This page is defunct. Please email your url to Lori.

W 1/23 “This I Believe” Workshop Draft 2: “This I Believe” script; in-class readings, critiques

  • By 5pm Wednesday: Red Bloggers post their first Civic Issues blog by Wednesday at 5pm
F 1/25 Blogging, Session 2
  • Prepare first Passion Blog entry; post by 8am.
  • Post responses to group’s Civic Issue post by 8am.
  • Introduction of Deliberation Nation! Picking teams!

 

M 1/28 Unit Six: Deliberating

What is Deliberation?

Conversation and Discussion

DUE: “This I Believe” Podcast

Read: Gastil, “Conversation and Discussion”; Deliberation Assignment Guidelines

In-Class Topic Brainstorming

W 1/30 Topic Selection and Framing

Values, Types of Problems

Read: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/03/how-to-win-the-culture-war-sell-a-better-version-of-economic-fairness/274409/?single_page=true

 

By 5pm: Blue Bloggers post their first Civic Issues blog.

F 2/1 Blogging, Week 3

Continued topic selection and framing work.

No Formal Class – Teams work on topic selection; teams should have topic decisions for Monday’s class.

M 2/4 Researching and Framing Deliberation Topics

Establishing Three Approaches

Discuss Personal Stakes and Deliberation

Read: “Framing for Deliberation” PDF; Stasis PDF;

“Naming and Framing Difficult Issues” PDF; “Traits of Successful Framing”

W 2/6 In-class workshop; research, writing, honing language Read: “Framing for Deliberation” PDF; Stasis PDF;

“Naming and Framing Difficult Issues” PDF; “Traits of Successful Framing”

  • By 5pm:  Green Bloggers post first Civic Issues blog.
F 2/8 Moderating

Blogging, Week 4

  • Prepare Passion Blog post #2; post by 8am.
  • Post responses to group’s Civic Issue post by 8am.
M 2/11 Facilitating a Deliberation; Personal Stakes, facilitation questions

Team Presentations

Read: “The Role of the Facilitator” PDF
W 2/13 Mock Deliberations Draft: Group’s Deliberation Issue Guide—submit in advance of your group’s deliberation

By 5pm:  Purple Bloggers post first Civic Issues blog.

F 2/15 Mock Deliberations

Blogging, Week 5

  • Post responses to group’s Civic Issue post by 8am.

 

M 2/18 Introduction to Unit 7

Post Deliberation Report Discussion

Discuss differences between deliberation, persuasion and advocacy. Look at examples and consider Rhetorical Situation, and role of Kairos and Stasis in messages and messaging.

FINAL Deliberation Guide DUE by class–bring hard copy to class and upload to Canvas.

Review: Kairos, Stasis in green text.

W 2/20 Discuss Issue Brief Characteristics – claims, evidence, feasibility; motivational sequence strategy Read: Persuasion Chapter in green text

By 5pm: Red Bloggers post second Civic Issues blog

F 2/22 No Formal Class
  • Post responses to group’s Civic Issue post by 8am.
  • Prepare Passion Blog post #3; post by 8am.
M 2/25 Discuss Readings Read: assigned Issue Brief examples

Read: Dow “Politicizing Voice”; Alcoff “The Problem of Speaking for Others”;

Read: Obama/Race post on home page

W 2/27 View/discuss advocacy example elements/ effectiveness; identify and discuss kairos/stasis  

  • By 5pm: Blue Bloggers post second Civic Issue blog.
F 3/1 No Formal Class
  • Post responses to group’s Civic Issue post by 8am.

 

M 3/4-3/8 NO CLASS—SPRING BREAK
M 3/11 Research strategies

Review formatting for issue briefs

W 3/13 Topic Sculpting;

ELM

  • Read: Assigned issue brief – Two student examples
  • By 5pm: Green Bloggers post second Civic Issues blog.
F 3/15 Blogging, Week 7
  • Post responses to group’s Civic Issue post by 8am.
  • Prepare Passion Blog post #4.

DUE: Post-Deliberation Report

M 3/18 Issue Brief Workshop Draft: Issue Brief; In-class peer reviewing

Read: Persuasive Fallacies article (https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/fallacies/)

W 3/20 Modal choices; Art and Advocacy
  • By 5pm: Purple Bloggers post second Civic Issues blog.

 

F 3/22 Blogging, Week 8
  • Post responses to group’s Civic Issue post by 8am.
  • Outside location????
M 3/25 Advocacy Project Workshop Audible: Advocacy Project Ideas

 

W 3/27 Advocacy, persuasion, ethics
  • By 5pm: Red Bloggers post third Civic Issues blog

 

F 3/29 More on Ethics
  • Post responses to group’s Civic Issue post by 8am.
  • Prepare Passion Blog post #5; post by 8am.
M 4/1 Advocacy submission and presentation information;

Unit 8 Discussion

 DUE: Issue Brief Final Draft – In class and on Canvas
W 4/3 Unit Eight: Presenting Yourself

Online Presence – Personality presentation for audiences

  • Bring laptops!
  • Read: e-Portfolio Guidelines
  • By 5pm: Blue Bloggers post third Civic Issues blog

 

F 4/5 Blogging, Week 10
  • Post responses to group’s Civic Issue post by 8am.
M 4/8 Personal Bios/Statements; Narratives; Categories and Image Curation
W 4/10 In-class website building
  • work on websites
  • By 5pm: Green Bloggers post third Civic Issues blog
F 4/12 In-class blogging and e-Portfolio or Advocacy work
  • Post responses to group’s Civic Issue post by 8am.
  • Prepare Passion Blog post #6; post by 8am.
M 4/15 In-class website building
  • Bring laptops for website work
W 4/17 In-class website building
  • Bring laptops
  • By 5pm: Purple Bloggers post third Civic Issues blog
F 4/19 Advocacy Presentations
  • Post responses to group’s Civic Issue post by 8am.
  •  All Advocacy Project Materials Due on Canvas (including photos of events).
M 4/22  

Advocacy Presentations

W 4/24 Advocacy Presentations  
F 4/26 ePortfolio Peer Review Workshop Draft: ePortfolio Draft
M 4/29 DUE by noon: ePortfolio Letter & Link