wrt spring 2010 weekly schedule

About the Course Schedule

Assignments and readings are due on the day they are listed. For example, Wesch should be viewed by 2/1.

week 1

W 1/20: Brief Introductions; syllabus, YouTube videos, watch some student videos, intro to the Flip Video camera, hand out the Flips
assignment for 1/25

week 2

M 1/25: Wesch on YouTube; Creative Commons; wesch-creative-commons-discussion-questions.pdf
Hand out “The One” assignment
assignment for 1/27
W 1/27:  Kelly on Screen Literacy; discuss “the one” questions and assignment

week 3

M 2/1: Interviews due, work on “The One” videos
Creating an Effective Folder Structure for Movies
W 2/3: Work on “The One” videos, discuss Creative Commons Licenses
assignment for 2/8

week 4

M 2/8: discuss “The One” drafts, discuss Fair Use
assignment for 2/10
W 2/10: Class canceled due to another snow storm
RIP: A Remix

Hand out Memes and Remixes assignment

assignment for 2/15 and 2/17
F 2/12: “The One” assignment due on YouTube by 11:00pm

week 5

M 2/15: RIP: A Remix
Hand out Memes and Remixes assignment, Unit I
W 2/17: When the Levees Broke, Acts I and II, OHR, Intro and Chapter 2
Remix #1 rough drafts due

week 6

M 2/22: When the Levees Broke, Acts III and IV; OHR Chapters 3 and 4, wtlb-ohr-discussion-questions.pdf
Oral History Video Composition handed out
Remix #1 rough drafts due
assignment for 3/3
W 2/24: Class Canceled
F 2/26: Hitler Downfall Remix due on YouTube Channel by 11:00pm

week 7

M 3/1: Class Canceled
W 3/3: OHR Chapter 1, Studs Turkel Archive, Storycorps, and Oral History Video Archive; discuss wiki
Video Proposals due online
Hand out IRB portion of Oral History Assignment
assignment for 3/8, 3/10, 3/12

week 8

M 3/8: OHR Chapters 5, 6, and 8; discuss proposals; Sample Interviews
List of potential interview subjects due on wiki
Possible interview schedule due on wiki
W 3/10: OHR Chapters 9, 10, and 11; discussion-questions-3-10.pdf; Interviewing and listening; the oral history interview
F 3/12: IRB Proposal and Consent Form due by 11:00pm

Spring Break 3/15 – 3/19 — Have fun!

week 9

M 3/22: Discuss Hitler Downfall Remix drafts; Hand out Remix #2 Assignment
W 3/24: Discuss Remix #2 assignment; “Shining,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Brokeback to the Future,” “Mrs Doubtfire,” Communism,” “Ain’t We Got Fun?” (Brokeback Mountain Trailer)

assignment for 3/29
F 3/26: Hitler Downfall Remix due on YouTube Channel by 11:00pm

week 10 — Conduct Interviews

M 3/29: “Imagine This,” “100 Movies, 100 Quotes, 100 Numbers,” “The Golden Age of Video” by Ricardo Autobahn
discuss Ken Burns effect, example from WTLB, Ken Burns Discussing Ken Burns Effect; work on Remix #2
W 3/31: Work on Remix #2 assignment
Remix #2 1:00 – 3:00 minute rough draft due online by class-time

week 11 — Conduct Interviews

M 4/5: Work on Remix #2 Assignment; discuss remix drafts
Remix #2 1:00 – 3:00 minute rough draft due online by class-time
W 4/7: Work on Remix #2 Assignment
F 4/9:
Remix video #2 due on YouTube and essays emailed to BW by 11:00pm

week 12 — Conduct Interviews

M 4/12: Discuss oral history introductions: oral history intro samples: sample 1, sample 2, sample 3, sample 4; oral-history-intro-discussion-questions.pdf
assignment for 4/14
Remix video #2 due on YouTube and essays emailed to BW by 11:00pm
W 4/14: Discuss oral history introductions, part 2: sample 1, sample 2, sample 3, sample 4
First video due online (2 – 3 mins)

week 13 — Conference Week

M 4/19: Class canceled for Conferences
First video due online (2 – 3 mins) due on YouTube by 9:00am
T 4/20: Conferences
W 4/21: YouTube and the Rhetoric of Copyright Claim Disputes; Parody Fair Use
Music selections due
Primary Documents and screen shots due

week 14

M 4/26: peer response on oral history rough draft #2return; Discuss final video requirements
Second Video Draft due online (5 – 6 minutes)
W 4/28: return Flip video cameras; Reflecting on the semester, Department of Writing Arts 9 Core Values

week 15

M 5/3: Last Day of Class; course evals; wrap-up
F 5/7: Final oral history videos due on Oral History Video Archive; if your video isn’t going on YouTube turn in to Writing Arts office in Hawthorn Hall (closes 4:00pm) via Flip Video camera

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