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Weekly Schedule
Consult this calendar for daily assignments and expectations, keeping in mind that what
you see here is not set in stone. In other words, this course calendar deserves the
freedom to go where it needs to go. You should expect adjustments and amendments to
what followsand you can even suggest changes! Keep these requirements in mind:

Blog post deadlines: post your assigned blog work at 8am on the morning of
each due date listed below

Comments on classmates blog posts: for each blog post assignment, choose at
least two of your classmates blogs (in your section or the other FYS section for
this course) and comment with at least three sentences that evaluate, respond to,
or otherwise engage each blog entrys viewpoint/content. Your comments on the
blogs will count as part of your participation grade for the course

Posting reflections of your ongoing reading of a professional blog: Every Friday,


we will spend a few minutes sharing our reflections on the professional blogs we
have chosen to follow this term. Make sure to post a one-paragraph reflection
from your reading of your chosen blog by 8am every Friday (see the list and
assignment sheet for details)
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Key

TSIS----------They Say, I Say


AWR-------------A Writers Resource
TSCY--------------The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Week 7
F 2/20

Due:
In Class:
Homework:

New

Week 8
M 2/23

Due:

All peer reviews for Essay #2 Drafts (5pm in Google Drive


folders)
Make-up peer review sessions (come with
Read and annotate Ponting The Rise of Mass
Consumption and The Unequal World from A
Green History of the World 326-341
SWA #7 (Part 1 due on 2/23 and Part 2 due on
Wednesday, 2/25)
Post a five-point revision plan for Essay #2 on your blog

SWA #7 (Part 1)

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In Class:

Discuss reading (quiz)


Updates on revisions for Essay #2
Homework:
Read and annotate Orr A World that Takes Its
Environment Seriously from Earth in Mind 154-170
SWA #7 (Part 2)
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W 2/25

Due:
In Class:
Homework:

SWA #7 (Part 2)
Discuss reading and SWA #7 (Part 2)
Read Avoiding Plagiarism (handout)
Read Harvard Guide to Using Sources
http://tinyurl.com/mdvedaf
Post response to reading on blog
Prepare for the plagiarism quiz (SWA #8)
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F 2/27
In Class:
Plagiarism workshop and quiz (SWA #8)
Homework:
SWA #9 Presentation on Complementary and Alternative
Healing
Read and annotate Van der Ryn Notes on the History of
Easing
Thyself
Read and annotate Essay #3 Argument Essay Assignment
Sheet
Read handout on kinds of arguments/beginning an
argument
Review Booths Claims and Evidence and Joness
Finding
the Right Argument
Post to your blog 3-5 questions you would like to explore in
Essay #3
Week 9
M 3/2
Due:
Final draft of Essay #2: Argument Response/Critique
Essay
In Class:
Discuss reading and Essay #3 assignment sheet/beginning
an
argument
Homework:
Finish preparing SWA #9 presentations
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W 3/4

(handout)

Due:
In Class:
Homework:

SWA #9
SWA #9 presentations
Read and annotate Schwartz Elegy for an Optimist

Read and annotate Ritter and Hoffman Multicultural Health


(pp.
104-132)
SWA #10 (Part 1)Two-page narrative that describes and
interprets one of -your experiences as a
patient in a hospital or at
home (with a serious illness)
or your experience with someone
close to you in a
hospital or at home (with a serious illness).
How does a
sense of home play a role in healing? Visit
SWA #10 (Part 2) Previewing The Spirit Catches You and
You
Fall Down (TSCY)
**Visit Morlan Gallery for Dwellings: Contemplating Home, House, and Neighborhood
(12-5pm) as part of your SWA assignment and incorporate what you learn there into your
narrative
**Special Event Christina Snyder presents Native American Students at Transylvania
University, Wednesday, March 4, at 4:30 pm in Cowgill 102
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F 3/6
Due:
SWA #10 (Parts 1 and 2)
In Class:
Reflect on presentations
Discuss reading and SWA #10
Updates on progress with Essay #3/Brainstorming activity
Homework:
SWA #11 Outlining Your Argument
Read and annotate TSCY 3-77
Week 10
3/9-3/13 No Class Spring Break!!!
Week 11
M 3/16

Due:
In Class:
Homework:

SWA #11
Discuss reading and peer review SWA #11
Q & A on Essay Assignment #3
Read and annotate TSCY (pp. 78-118) and outline revision

handout
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W 3/18
In Class:
Discuss reading (possible quiz)

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Homework:

Read TSIS 119-159


Q & A on Essay #3
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F 3/20
In Class:
Discuss reading and presentation assignment for Essay #3
Homework:
Read and annotate Howell Mediator Between Men and
the
Gods: Shamanism and Health (pp. 281-305) and
TSCY (pp.
119-153)
Post a response to the reading on your blog
Week 12
** Special Event On March 22 (2pm) or 26 (7:30pm), see Dying City in the Caudill Little
Theatre
M 3/23

In Class:
Homework:

Discuss readings (possible quiz)


Read and annotate Ritter and Hoffman Multicultural Health
(pp.
134-157) and TSCY (pp. 154-170)
SWA #12 Shamans, Meting Pots, and Injustices
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W 3/25
Due:
SWA #12
In Class:
Discuss readings and peer review SWA #12
Homework:
Read and annotate TSCY (pp. 171-224)
Post a response to the reading on your blog
Complete full draft of Essay #3
**Special Event Brandy Shillace presents Naissance Macabre: Birth, Death, and
Female Anatomy, 4:30 pm, location TBA
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F 3/27
In Class:
Discuss reading (possible quiz)
Round-table/speed discussion of Essay #3 drafts
Homework:
Complete full draft of Essay #3
Week 13
M 3/30
Tu 3/31

Small Writing Group Sessions


Small Writing Group Sessions
Homework:
Handout on revision (posted on blog)
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W 4/1
In Class:
Revision and presentation assignment discussion

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Homework:

SWA #13 Preparing Your Presentation


Read and annotate TSCY (pp. 225-278)
Post a response to the reading on you blog
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F 4/3
Due:
SWA #13
In Class:
Discuss reading and peer review SWA #13
Homework:
Prepare presentation
Read and annotate TSCY (pp. 279-303)
SWA #14 Letter to Fadiman/the Lees/Lia
Week 14
M 4/6

Due:
In Class:

SWA #14
Discuss reading and your letter
Begin presentations
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W 4/8
In Class:
Presentations
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In Class:
Presentations
Evaluations
Essay #3 Due by April 13 at 8am

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