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English 303 Fall 2015

Schedule

Week 1
TR Sept 3 Introductions and course discussion, writing
Week 2
T Sept 8 Read: Sunstein and Chiseri-Strater, Stepping In and Stepping Out: Understanding
Cultures(readings on website) Discuss: Reading and Beginnings
R Sept 10 Monday Schedule of Classes. Class will not meet.
Week 3
T Sept 15 Due: Beginning Prompt #1 started on Tuesday Read: Sunstein and Chiseri-Strater,
Researching Archives: Locating Culture (reading emailed) and Rule and Wheeler Writing
about Places (147-50) Discuss: Readings
TR Sept 17 Read: Rule and Wheeler, Writing about People (141-6), and Kramer and Call,
Interviewing (30-34) Discuss: Readings
Week 4
T Sept 22 Due: Beginnings Prompt #2 Read: Read Rule and Wheeler, Ethics and the Writing
Life (211-242)) Discuss: Reading, Readers Notes
TR Sept 24 Due: Readers Notes Read: Scott Russell Sanders, Under the Influence (reading
emailed) and Joanne Beard, Fourth State of Matter (readings on website) and Kramer and
Call, Personal Essay and First Person Character (78-81) Discuss: Reading
Week 5
T Sept 29 Essay 1 Writing Day. Class will not meet.
TR Oct 1 Due: Readers Notes Read: Yvette Johnson excerpt (in readings on website)
Discuss: reading and watch film on Yvette Johnsons work

Week 6
T Oct 6 Due: Essay #1 for Workshop Read: Kramer and Call, To Begin the Beginning (100103) and Endings (116-125)
TR Oct 8 Writing Group Conference Day. Essay #1 Due

Week 7
T Oct 13 Writing Group Conferences. Essay #1 due.
TR Oct 15 Due: Readers Notes Read: Macdonald, chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-198) and Rule and
Wheeler, Finding an Angle into Your Subject (74-7) Discuss: Reading, Booker Wright
Week 8
T Oct 20 Due: Beginnings Prompt #3 and Readers Notes Read: Kramer and Call Character
(126-128) and Macdonald, chapters 9-11 (pp. 199-264)

TR Oct 22 Due: Readers Notes for McBride Read: Mcbride chapters 1-6 and Kramer and
Call, Writing About History (86-88) Discuss: Reading

Week 9
T Oct 27 Due: Beginning Prompt #4 and Readers Notes Read: McBride chapters 7-12
Discuss: Reading
TR Oct 29 Due: Readers Notes Read: McBride chapters 13-18 and Kramer and Call,
Hearing a Subjects Voice: Quotes and Dialogue (104-107) Discuss: Reading
Week 10
T Nov 3 Due: Essay #2 for workshop and Readers Notes Read: McBride chapters 19-25
Discuss: Reading
TR Nov 5 Writing Group Conference Day. Essay #2 Due. 2:00 and 2:40
Week 11
T Nov 10 Due: Readers Notes Read: Raquel Almazan essay (emailed)
Attend Special Event from Raquel Almazan about heritage. RCC 208 2-3:30
TR Nov 12 Due: Writing Group Conference Day. Essay #2 Due. 2:00 and 2:40

Week 12
T Nov 17 Due: Beginnings Prompt #5 and Readers Notes Read: Malala, Part One: Before the
Taliban and Kramer Handling Time (139-140) Discuss: Reading and Raquel Almazan Event
TR Nov 19 Due: Readers Notes Read: Malala Part Two: The Valley of Death and Malala Part
Three: Three Girls, Three Bullets Discuss: Reading
Week 13
T Nov 24 Due: Beginning Prompt #6 and Readers Notes Read: Malala Part Four: Between
Life and Death and Part Five: A Second Life Discuss: Reading
TR Nov 26 No class, Thanksgiving

Week 14
T Dec 1 Due: Essay #3 for Workshop. Discuss: Final Portfolios.
TR Dec 3 Writing Group Conference Day. Essay #3 Due.
Week 15
T Dec 8 Writing Group Conference Day. Essay #3 Due.
TR Dec 10 Final Portfolio Workshop and in class conferences. Bring all writings and laptop to
class.
Final Exam: Tuesday, December, 15 2:00-4:00. Final Portfolios and Final
Reading Due

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