Schedule

Week 1

M 8-22
Course Introduction

W 8-24
AML Orientation—work on letters of introduction

F 8-26
Wolfgang Smith, “Science and Myth: The Hidden Connection” and Ursula K. Le Guin, Introduction to The Left Hand of Darkness

Section I: HISTORY

Week 2

M 8-29
Letters of Introduction due at start of class
MEET IN TERRELL: LIBRARY INSTRUCTION

W 8-31
Marlene Zuk, “Introduction” and “Cavemen in Condos”

F 9-02
Popular Culture—Caveman

Week 3       

M 9-05
LABOR DAY- NO CLASS

W 9-07
Margaret Morrison and Mary S. Morgan, “Models as Mediating Instruments”

F 9-09
NO CLASS

Week 4          

M 9-12
All Yesterdays
“They Had Feathers”
“Did Dinosaurs Have Lips,”
“Your Puny Lipped Saber Tooth Kitty is SMASHED” 

W 9-14
Jurassic Park

F 9-16
Visit Charles R. Conner Museum
Begin Essay 1

Section II: SEX AND REPRODUCTION

Week 5

M 9-19
Mallory Ortberg, “Erotica Written By An Alien Pretending Not To Be Horrified By The Human Body”
Myra Hird, “Making Sex, Making Sexual Difference”

W 9-21 Vincent Miller, The Man-Plant

F 9-23
Peer Review Essay 1

 Week 6    

M 9-26
Writing Workshop

W 9-28
Octavia Butler, Dawn, Section I: “Womb”           

F 9-30
Octavia Butler, Dawn, Section II: “Family”
Essay 1 due at start of class

Week 7

M 10-03
Octavia Butler, Dawn, Section III: “Nursery”
Guided Writing. Meet in  AML—AVERY 105
Begin Essay 2

W 10-05
Visit Microfiche and Microfilm

F 10-07
Peer Review

Section III: TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE

Week 8        

M 10-10
Sophia Vourvoulias, Ink

W 10-12
Sophia Vourvoulias, Ink

F 10-14
Visit to MASC
Essay 2 due at start of class
Weekend homework: Research Proposal

Week 9

M 10-17
CONFERENCES—AML AVERY 105

W 10-19
CONFERENCES

F 10-21
CONFERENCES

Week 10: Technology in Practice                       

M 10-24
Discussion

W 10-26
Library Research

F 10-28
Visit to MASC

Week 11: Technological Materiality

M 10-31
Discussion

W 11-02
Library Research

F 11-04
AML 105

Week 12: Technology in Society

M 11-07
Library Research

W 11-09
Library Research/ Guided Writing

F 11-11
Veteran’s Day—NO CLASS

Week 13        

M 11-14
Guided Writing

W 11-16
Peer Review

F 11-18
Revision Workshop: Writing to Speak

Week 14: Thanksgiving Break

M 11-21
NO CLASS

W 11-23
NO CLASS

F 11-25
NO CLASS

Week 15            

M 11-28
Presentations

W 11-30
Presentations

F 12-02
Presentations

Week 16

M 12-05
Revision Workshops

W 12-07
Course Evaluations

F 12-09
Celebrate the End of the Semester

Final Paper Due