Schedule

Week 1          

M 8-21
Course Introduction

W 8-23
Avery 105 (AML) Orientation—work on letters of introduction

F 8-25
Wolfgang Smith, “Science and Myth: The Hidden Connection”
Ursula K. Le Guin, Introduction to The Left Hand of Darkness

Section I: HISTORY

Week 2            

M 8-28
Roman Frigg and Stephan Hartmann, “Models in Science”
Jorge Luis Borges, “On Exactitude in Science”
Letters of Introduction due at start of class

W 8-30
Introduction to Library Research
MEET IN TERRELL 20

F 9-01
Popular Culture—Caveman (1981)

Week 3          

M 9-04
LABOR DAY- NO CLASS

W 9-06
Marlene Zuk, “Introduction” and “Cavemen in Condos”

F 9-08
Visit Charles R. Conner Museum

 Week 4           

M 9-11
They Had Feathers
Did Dinosaurs Have Lips
Your Puny Lipped Saber Tooth Kitty is SMASHED
and All Yesterdays

W 9-13
MEET IN TERRELL 20

F 9-15
Jurassic Park (1993)
Begin Essay 1           

Section II: SEX AND REPRODUCTION

Week 5            

M 9-18
Cordelia Fine, Testosterone Rex, “Part One: Past,”
Mallory Ortberg, “Erotica Written By An Alien Pretending Not To Be Horrified By The Human Body

W 9-20
Vincent Miller, The Man-Plant: Or, a Scheme for Increasing and Improving the British Breed

F 9-22
23 Weeks 6 Days [Signal Phrase workshop]

 Week 6         

M 9-25
Peer Review Essay 1

W 9-27
Writing Workshop
Octavia Butler, “Blood Child”

F 9-29
MEET IN TERRELL 20E
Essay 1 due at start of class

Week 7         

M 10-02
Guided Writing
MEET IN AVERY 105

Begin Essay 2

W 10-04
Visit Microfiche and Microfilm readers

F 10-06
Group Peer Review

Section III: TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE

Week 8            

M 10-9
Ray Bradbury, “Fee Fie Foe Fum” and “Besides the Gym and the Great Views, Don’t Forget to Mention the Garbage Disposal”

W 10-11
“The Story of Stuff”

F 10-13
Visit to Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Essay 2 due at start of class

Week 9:            

M 10-16
CONFERENCES

W 10-18
CONFERENCES

F 10-20
CONFERENCES

Week 10: Technology in Practice                       

M 10-23
Discussion

W 10-25
Library Research

F 10-27
Visit to MASC

 Week 11: Technological Materiality

M 10-30
Discussion

W 11-01
Patents and Standards
MEET IN TERRELL 105

F 11-03
MAML 105

Week 12:  Technology in Society

M 11-06
Guided Writing

W 11-08
MEET IN TERRELL 105

F 11-09
Veteran’s Day—NO CLASS

Week 13:            

M 11-13
MEET IN AVERY 105

W 11-15
Peer Review

F 11-17
NO CLASS

Week 14

THANKSGIVING BREAK

Week 15             

M 11-27
Panel Presentations

W 11-29
Panel Presentations

F 12-01
Panel Presentations

Week 16:

M 12-04
Peer Review

W 12-06
Workshops

F 12-08
Celebrate the End of the Semester
Final Paper Due

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