core2 spring 2010 weekly schedule

About the Schedule

All readings are to be completed before class. Responses are due by the Sunday evening following class discussion.


Week 1: 1/20
Introductions, syllabus, set up research blogs and Twitter accounts

Week 2: 1/27 — Discussion Leaders: Aileen and Mary
Feature stories: Jones, Junod, Lipsky, Nutt, Ross, Siebert, and two by Wallace. On Blogging: Rettberg; On Twitter: Johnson and Silver. Links and downloads on the Readings page.
Hand out Semester-long Research Project


Week 3: 2/3— Discussion Leaders: Krystle
Readings on qualitative research: Denzin & Lincoln, Fine et al., Christians, Foley & Valenzuela. Links and downloads on the Readings page.
Discuss Research Proposal. Intro to Twitter and the Twitter assignment
assignment for 2/10

Week 4: 2/10 — Discussion Leaders: none
Library Databases; Zotero; Diigo (?)
Research Proposal Due on Research Blog by Classtime

Week 5: 2/17 — Discussion Leaders: Angela and Sam
More of Twitter, Tweep Search; Zotero; Gubrium, PostModern Interviewing: Intro, Chapters 2, 4, 5, 7, and 13

Week 6: 2/24 — Research Week; Class Canceled
Annotated Bibliography due by email and within Zotero


Week 7: 3/3 — Discussion Leaders: Rebecca and Mike
Datson, Things That Talk: Intro, Chapters 4, 5, 7, and 8; Harper’s Annotations
Hand out Document Analysis assignment (.pdf)

Week 8: 3/10 — Discussion Leader: Chris and Sharada
Fleck, Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact: all but Biographical Sketch
Interview Areas, Interviewees, and Interview Schedule due on Research Blog

Spring Break March 15 – 19

Week 9: 3/24 — Discussion Leaders: Diane and V
Syverson, The Wealth of Reality: An Ecology of Composition: chapters 1, 2, 4, and 5

Week 10: 3/31 — Discussion Leaders: Josh
Readings from Denzin


Week 11: 4/7 — Discussion Leaders: If Needed
Feature Story Readings, revisited
Document Analysis Due

Week 12: 4/14 — Writing Week; Class Canceled

Week 13: 4/21
Workshop drafts
Article 5 – 7 page Rough Draft Due

Week 14: 4/28
Last day of class, evaluations, TBD

Week 15: 5/8 (Staurday)
Final Article Due by 11:00pm by email

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