Unit 1: First Quilt Section

Unit 1 will introduce students to most of the course concepts and practices this semester. These will include:

  • Composing multimodally in digital spaces
  • Summarizing and paraphrasing
  • Quoting and citation
  • Managing assets and attributing authorship to sources
  • Composing metadata (titles, categories, tags, etc.) rhetorically
  • Conducting primary source research via thick description
  • Distinguishing between objective and subjective language moves
  • Using terms and readings to understand other readings (application)
  • Analyzing, evaluating, and using secondary sources
  • Finding secondary and primary sources via metadata
  • Engaging in multiple stages of composing processes with awareness and intention
  • Participating in the composing processes of fellow writers
Readings

Unit 1 Readings

Primary reading: Kenneth Haltman, “Introduction” to _American Artifacts_, paying careful attention to his description and discussion of Prown’s object analysis assignment.  Supplemental reading: (choose one)

Consider doing more reading responses for participation points!

Due Dates for Unit 1
Reading Response: Due 26 January, Friday, midnight Primary Source Description: Due 16 February, midnight Five Annotated Bibliographies: Due 16 February, midnight
Events

Visit to the NAMES project:

Tuesday, 23 January. 2:30 – 3:45

Meet at the NAMES project headquarters:

Address117 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Unit 2: Second Quilt Section

Unit 2 offers opportunity to practice and revise skills and concepts introduced in unit 1.

 

Due Dates for Unit 2

Reading Response: Due 2 March, Friday, midnight

Primary Source Description: Due 9 March, midnight

Five Annotated Bibliographies: Due 23 March, midnight

Events

Visit to the GSU library archives: TBA

 

Unit 3: Final Analysis Essay

Unit 3 offers students an opportunity to synthesize what they’ve learned and practice during units 1 & 2 to produce a deeply-considered, cogent, well-developed and organized essay communicating something specific about the AIDS epidemic as it relates to or stems from the material culture of the AIDS quilt.

Readings

Unit 3 Readings (optional)

Primary Reading:  Howard Rheingold, _Net Smart_, Ch. 1  Secondary Readings:

Consider doing more reading responses for participation points!

Due Dates for Unit
Complete draft of the essay (worth the most points!): Due 6 April, Friday, midnight Poster presentation: Due 12 April, Friday, midnight Final draft of the essay: Due 20 April, Friday, midnight
Events
Poster presentation at the NAMES project gallery: TBA  
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