Spring 2018 Schedule

(T) 1-9 Introduction to RCL II and classmates

Unit Five: “This I Believe” (TIB)

(R) 1-11 Discuss “This I Believe” project Read: TIB info on instructions and ‘About’ web link

https://thisibelieve.org/about/

Listen: To 2-3 TIB podcasts

(T) 1-16 Discuss TIB project and CI blog thread

TIB examples and discussion

Read: Civic Issues blog thread information:

http://sites.psu.edu/rcl2hamilton/civic-issues-blog/

Brainstorm ideas for TIB

 

(R) 1-18 Creating a ‘personal narrative’

Peer discussion of TIB ideas

Blogging Week 1

Read: Lamott, ‘Bird by Bird’

Bring: Draft of TIB ideas

Post: CI1 & PAS1

 

(T) 1-23 Unit Six: Deliberating

What is Deliberation?

Conversation and Discussion

 

Read: Gastil, ‘Conversation and Discussion’

 

(R) 1-25 Discuss deliberation requirements

Blogging Week 2

 

Post: CI2 & PAS2

 

(T) 1-30 Meet in W140 Pattee Library for tutorial on creating a podcast

 

Mediated Deliberation and Public Opinion

Groups discuss deliberation topic options

Read: Naming and Framing report

 

(R) 2-1 Toward a Deliberative Democracy

Groups present deliberation topics

Blogging Week 3

 

Due: TIB (script and podcast posted as a blog entry)

Read: London, ‘Thinking Together’ http://www.scottlondon.com/reports/dialogue.html

Post: CI3 & PAS3

(T) 2-6 Moderator training

Online incivility

Read: Moderator Packet

 

(R) 2-8

Research/framing of deliberation topics

Blogging, Week 4

 

Read: Study about Deliberation Dynamics

Post: RCL1

(T) 2-13 Facilitating a deliberation

Research/framing of deliberation topics

 

Read: ‘The Role of Facilitator’ document

 

 

(R) 2-15 Test run of deliberation format

Blogging, Week 5

 

Read: 2 articles on test run deliberation subject

Post: RCL2

(T) 2-20 Issues with running a deliberation

Group deliberation preparation

 

Deliberation Nation takes place

Mon. 2/19-Thur. 3/1

 

Work on group’s deliberation Issue Guide; submit in advance of your group’s deliberation
(R) 2-22 No class meeting – attend deliberations Prepare for your roles in your group’s deliberation

(No blogging this week)

(T) 2-27 No class meeting – attend deliberations

 

(R) 3-1 Discussion about deliberation experiences

Instructions for post-deliberation report

(No blogging this week)

 

3/5-3/9 NO CLASS—SPRING BREAK
(T) 3-13 Unit Seven: Persuasion and Advocacy

Differences between Deliberation and Persuasion

Read: The Essential Guide to Rhetoric, chapter 4

Due: Post-deliberation reports

(R) 3-15 Persuasion and Civic Life

Discuss Persuasive Essay Assignment

Blogging Week 6

 

Read: Persuasive Essay instructions

Post: CI4 & PAS4

 

(T) 3-20 Research Strategies

Review formatting for scholarly papers

 

Read: Chapter on Persuasion (pp. 134-148)

 

(R) 3-22 Discussion of topics/sources/evidence

Blogging Week 7

Post: RCL3

 

(T) 3-27 Considering audiences and modalities

Persuasive Fallacies

Discuss Advocacy Project

Read: Article about Persuasive Fallacies https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/fallacies/

 

(R) 3-29

Advocacy project discussion and examples

 

Blogging Week 8

Read: Advocacy Project instructions

 

Post: RCL4

(T) 4-3 More on Persuasion and Advocacy

Using graphics to persuade

 

Read: TIME photo essay/article about domestic violence

http://time.com/3525038/photographer-as-witness-a-portrait-of-domestic-violence/

 

(R) 4-5 Peer discussion of Advocacy Projects

Blogging Week 9

 

Due: Persuasive Essay

Post: RCL5

 

(T) 4-10 Unit Eight: Presenting Yourself

Introduce e-Portfolio Assignment

Review Sample e-Portfolios

 

Read: ePortfolio instructions

 

(R) 4-12 Presenting oneself online

Blogging Week 10

 

Read: The Essential Guide to Rhetoric, chapter 7

Post: CI5 and PAS5

 

(T) 4-17 More on Presentation of Self

Do/Don’ts of  e-Portfolios

Read: Section 4 about online portfolios: https://www.e-education.psu.edu/styleforstudents/book/export/html/1797

 

 

(R) 4-19 Work on Advocacy Projects/final e-Portfolios Work on Advocacy Project

 

(T) 4-24 Present Advocacy Projects (1)

 

 

Due: Advocacy Project

Due: Link to Final e-Portfolio (site is created and published, not completed)

(R) 4-26 Present Advocacy Projects (2)

 

Final e-Portfolio completed

by 10 am on Monday April 30