EngWr 300
Spring 2019

Course
Assignments

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Within the grid for the month's schedule you will find links to other pages with specific details for individual assignments. If you have questions about ANY assignment, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or ask for clarification in class.

Generally, assignments—readings, postings and essays—are due on the class date on which they are scheduled. But because ours is a web-assisted class, some assignment due dates do not correspond with class schedules. Read carefully and ask questions ahead of time; I expect you to assume responsibility for these assignments. 

Course
Texts

There two required texts for this course which you must purchase:

  • Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time. Vintage International, 1993.
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. Spiegel & Grau, 2015.

You are required to use MLA conventions in this course. Rather than have you buy a book, I expect you to become familiar with the Purdue OWL website.

 Writing
Assignments

 
 

January

  

Monday

Wednesday

21
  • Holiday—No Classes
23
  • Class Intro—summary
  • Canvas & reading responses
  • Sentence Patterns website
28
  • Read Said—"Knowing the Oriental"
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 1-29
30
  • Read De Verteuil—"The Scapegoat Archetype"
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 1-31
  • Said Response

 

February


 

 

 

Monday

Wednesday

4

  • Read Morrison—"Being or Becoming the Stranger"
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 2-5

6

  • Read Baldwin—"Notes of a Native Son"
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 2-7

11

  • Read Anderson—"White Rage"
  • Read Baldwin—"My Dungeon Shook"
  • Discuss Essay #1

13

  • Finish reading Baldwin's The Fire Next Time
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 2-14

18

  • Holiday—No Classes

20

Analysis

25

  • Making connections with Baldwin
  • Discuss thesis and focus

27

  • Draft workshop #1
  • Bring 2 clean copies of your draft to class
  • Post draft to Canvas

 

March

 

 

Lynching History

 

 

Growing up Black

Monday

Wednesday

4

  • MLA—page format & parenthetical references
  • Rubric

6

  • Essay #1 due today at beginning of class
  • Compound sentence quiz

11

  • Absent—no class

13

  • Read Caldwell & Wright
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 3-14

18

  • Read Baldwin—"On Being White"
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 3-19

20

  • Read Coates' book through p 71
  • Response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 3-21

25

  • Finish reading Coates' Between the World
  • Response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 3-26
  • Discuss Essay #2
  • Definitions

27

  • Discuss Essay #2
  • Context and focus
  • Thesis and map

 

April

 

African-American Odyssey

"Deconstructing White Privilege"

 

"How blacks and whites view the state of race in America"

 

"How Structural Racism Works"

 

"Institutional Racism & the Social Work Profession"

 

"The Making of an American Terrorist"

Southern Poverty Law Center

Monday

Wednesday

1

  • Making connections with Coates
  • Discuss transitioning, paraphrasing, and selective quoting

3

  • Draft workshop #2
  • Bring 2 clean copies of your draft to class
  • Post draft to Canvas
  • Incorporating quotes & paraphrases

8

  • Essay #2 due today at beginning of class
  • Complex sentence quiz

10

  • Read Kival &Hunigan
  • Response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 4-11

15

  • Spring Break—No Classes

17

  • Spring Break—No Classes

22

24

  • Discuss Essay #3
  • Sentence Issues deadline for points
29
  • Discuss Essay #3
  • Group discussion of research
 

 

May

 

Monday

Wednesday

 

1

6

  • Discuss Essay #3
  • Thesis & Map
  • Sentence pattern review

8

  • Draft workshop #3
  • Bring 2 clean copies of your draft to class
  • Post draft to Canvas
13
  • Portfolio workshop—bring copies of drafts or files to class with you
  • Workshop your portfolio letter of introduction with your peer group today
15
  • Course Portfolio due
  • Sentence pattern quiz

20

  • Finals—No Classes

22

  • Finals—No Classes

 
   
 

 

 

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