The schedule is subject to change given how the semester progresses. Please check regularly. You are responsible for staying on top of due dates.

WEEK 1 In-Class Due for classtime
8/27 Introduction to course
  • Be there.
WEEK 2 In-Class Due
9/3 setting the landscape
  • Chapters 1-5. Reed, T.V. Digitized Lives: Culture, Power, and Social Change in the Internet Era. Routledge, 2014.
  • Book Summary #1 Due as blog #1. (email me your blog address)
WEEK 3 In-Class Due
9/10 setting the landscape
  • Chapters 6-10. Reed, T.V. Digitized Lives: Culture, Power, and Social Change in the Internet Era. Routledge, 2014.
  • Book Summary #2 Due.
WEEK 4 In-Class Due
9/17 Race in Cyberspace
  • Nakamura, Lisa. Cypertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet. Routledge, 2002.
  • Book Summary #3 Due.
WEEK 5 In-Class Due
9/24 Race, Identity, and "Other" Online Epistemologies
WEEK 6 In-Class Due
10/1 Democracy, Media, and Globalization
WEEK 7 In-Class Due
10/8 Globalization, Democracy, and Media
WEEK 8 In-Class Due
10/15 project proposals
  • Come to class with your final project idea. Be prepared to explain this idea to your peers and ask of them any questions you have.
  • USE classtime to share your idea and receive feedback from your peers. You can use up to 12 minutes per person.
  • AFTER class (preferably before 10/21) write a blog post that describes what you intend to do for your final project and to what degree the peer feedback helped you revise, finesse, shape, reconsider, your idea. If you have any questions for me, go ahead and post those as well.
WEEK 9 In-Class Due
10/22 Bodies, Online Spaces
  • Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Became Posthuman. Chicago UPress, 1999.
  • GROUP [Miriam & Lauren] CHOICE (1 article or text that you want to place in conversation with Castells)
  • Book Summary #5
WEEK 10 In-Class Due
10/29 Gender and Sexuality
  • Haraway, Donna. "A Cyborg Manifesto" An incredibly influential article on the gender implications of the human-computer interface. (if this .pdf is of annoying quality, just google it. this piece can be found all over the web)
  • Alexander, Jonathan and Jacqueline Rhodes. "Queer Rhetoric and the Pleasure of the Archive." http://enculturation.net/queer-rhetoric-and-the-pleasures-of-the-archive Enculturation, 2012. (click on the image/title, the red movieseats, to access)
  • GROUP [Cat & Zarah] McKee, Heidi. "“Always a shadow of hope”: Heteronormative binaries in an online discussion of sexuality and sexual orientation." Computers & Composition. 21 (2004): 315-340.
  • Article Conversation #3 (Hayles is the book you'll be putting one of these pieces in conversation with)
WEEK 11 In-Class Due
11/5 Dis(ability)
WEEK 12 In-Class Due
11/12 Education and the Digital Divide
  • Banks, Adam J. Race. Rhetoric and Technology: Searching for Higher Ground. NCTE-Routledge, 2005.
  • GROUP [Lucy & Pierre] CHOICE (1 article or text that you want to place in conversation with this week's readings)
WEEK 13 In-Class Due
11/19 Pedagogy and Cultural Criticism
  • Literature Review.
THANKSGIVING BREAK
WEEK 14 In-Class Due
12/3 Final Project Presentations
  • Final Project Presentations
WEEK 15 In-Class Due
12/10 Final Project Presentations
  • Final Project presentations