core2s14 course schedule

About the Schedule

All readings are to be completed before class. The schedule is subject to change; please make sure you are checking it regularly. Some assignments are due between class meetings to allow time for students to read drafts and to facilitate assessment.


Week 1: 1/21
Assignment for the first meeting
Introductions, syllabus, on creative research, set up research blogs
Hand out Research Blog and Twitter Live-Tweeting and #c2mondays assignments
Assignment for 1/28

Week 2: 1/28
Junod; Nutt; Ross; Siebert; and Wallace, “Shipping Out”; Nelson (emailed)
On Twitter: Atwood, Johnson, and Silver. Added: Learning Record links


Week 3: 2/4
pages (updated 1/29) 2 – 33, 40 -56, 62 – 76, 107 – 114, 121 – 188 from 2014 Writer’s Market and Writer’s Market in your project area, full Query Letter book; Ann Patchett excerpt from her new book, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Hand out Semester-long Research Project and Research Proposal Assignments
Friday 2/7: Research Proposals or Query Letters due on research blog by 11:00pm

Friday 2/7: Order free business cards no later than this day so they can arrive in time for field research.

Week 4: 2/11
More on Twitter; Readings on Qualitative Research and Research Ethics: Creswell, Christians; IRB and CITI Certification discussionIRB Sample (.pdf)
Learning Record Parts A1 and A2, 4 Observations due

Week 5: 2/18
Gubrium, PostModern Interviewing: Intro, Chapters 2, 4, and 7; article on internet research: “Ethical decision-making and Internet research 2.0: Recommendations from the AOIR ethics working committee” (.pdf); Discuss Research Topics
Hand out Leveraging Twitter for Research
CITI Ethics course completed by class time

Week 6: 2/25 — Meet in James Hall 2110
Gubrium, PostModern Interviewing: Chapters 9, 10, 12, 13
Library databases and Zotero
Hand out Drilling Down Through the Sources assignment
CITI Ethics course completed by class time


Week 7: 3/4
Meet Rowan Boulevard Barnes & Noble for fieldnotes practice
Emerson, Fretz, and Shaw, Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes: Chapters 1 and 2; Horowitz pages 1 – 138 (it’s a quick read)
Hand Out Midterm Learning Record assignment

Week 8: 3/11
Emerson, Fretz, and Shaw, Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes: Chapters 3, 4, and 5; Pink, “Photography in Ethnographic Research”; Horowitz, pages 185 – 210, 241 – 265
Debrief fieldnotes experience; discuss source types
Bring student center fieldnotes to class
Hand out Fieldnotes, Interviews, Lookings, and Reflections assignment
Interview Areas, Interviewees, and Interview Schedule due on Research Blog

Friday, 3/14 Sunday, 3/16: Midterm Learning Record Due

Week 9: Spring Break March 17 – 21

Week 10: 3/25
Discuss project status as a group
Interview Areas, Interviewees, and Interview Schedule due on Research Blog


Week 11: 4/1 — Class Canceled for Research Conferences

Week 12: 4/8 Class Canceled for Research Conferences

Week 13: 4/15
Discuss project status; revisit initial feature readings

Monday, 4 /21: Rough Drafts of final project and query letter due via Dropbox by 3:00pm

Week 14: 4/22 — Class meets in the classroom
Workshop drafts in class
Hand out Final Learning Record guidelines
Research analysis and final submission guidelines

Week 15: 4/29
Last day of class; class party; evaluations
Reflecting on creative research and composing
Final Project Due

Week 16: Tuesday, 5/6
Final Learning Record
due via Dropbox by 11:00pm
Evidence of project submission to publication due

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