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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

Week 8
M 2/23

Due:
In Class:
Homework:

Peer reviews 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 New
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

Due:
In Class:

SWA #7 (Part 1)
Discuss reading (quiz)
Updates on revisions for Essay #2

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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:
SWA #7 (Part 2)
In Class:
Discuss reading and SWA #7 (Part 2)
Homework:
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 Alternative Healing
Read and annotate Van der Ryn History of Easing Thyself
Read and annotate Essay #3 Argument Essay Assignment
Read handout on kinds of arguments/starting off
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/argument
Homework:
Finish preparing SWA #9 presentations
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W 3/4
Due:
SWA #9
In Class:
SWA #9 presentations
Homework:
Read and annotate Schwartz Elegy for an Optimist (handout)
Read and annotate 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?
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

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**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)
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)
Read and annotate TSCY (pp.119-153)
Post a response to the reading on your blog
Week 12
** Special Event March 22 (2pm) or 26 (7:30pm), see Dying City in 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

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In Class:
Homework:

Discuss readings and peer review SWA #12


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
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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F 4/10
In Class:
Presentations
Evaluations
Essay #3 Due by April 13 at 8am

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