ENGL 0312 Coursemap: Spring Semester, 2019.
Week 11: Apr. 8-12, 2019
Read Chapter 7 in Escholz and Rosa.
More tentative exercises: Identifying tone and genre in reading and writing. Resource:
Tentative Exercise: Advice from Palmetto Publishing Group--Instructions: Carefully read the whole web page, and then in four good sentences discuss your own personal reaction (freestyle response) to the second paragraph in the article, beginning: "Remember You Can—and Should—Come Back to It." *Is this advice in this paragraph correct for you right now as a college student, or not? Why or why not? *Do you usually do this, or not? If not, why not? Be very specific.
***Peer review of Comparison Essay Monday/Tuesday, April 8/9, in class. Bring essay draft! Students who fail to bring a draft that day will be asked to leave and will be counted absent for the day, and receive a "zero" for all the day's work.
Final Draft of Comparison Essay due Thursday/Friday, April 11/12, in class.
Optional resource: Deportees, by Woodie Guthrie (video, ~7 1/2 min). Lyrics. (If not already seen) ISARC personal response,
Thurs/Fri.: Argumentation Essay Assigned. Discuss. Essay due Wednesday, May 8/Thursday, May 9 at beginning of class.
In-class explanation: Situation, purpose and intended vs. actual audience (Understanding author’s purpose & tone).
Real-world resource for analysis of situation, purpose and intended audience: 2017 Hawaii Emergency Management Agency instructions in case of nuclear attack.
Optional Resource: "Atom Bomb and Conscription Still Issues to be Faced," by Dorothy Day.
Optional resource: Manila Massacre (Trigger warning: Contains scenes of graphic violence. May be seriously offensive to some readers.)
Week 12: April 15-18 (Friday, April 19, Study Day, No classes) and Week 13: April 22-26, 2019
Start reading Chapter 12 in Escholz and Rosa.
Discuss argumentation essay. Choose subject, thesis and antithesis.
Friday, April 19, Study Day. No classes.
Week 13 (no Journal due).
Optional resource: US Navy Certificate.
Optional Resource: Hiroshima Archive (article).
Optional resource: Catholic colloquium on nuclear disarmament.
Optional resource: Alamogordo.
Week 14: April 29-May 3, 2019
Week 15: May 6-9, 2019
--> Book Test on Hiroshima, available on BlackBoard on Monday. Password provided. All book tests due by Friday, May 3, at 5 pm.
Tentative: Sample Final Exams.
Peer Review of Argument paper draft Wednesday, May 1/Thursday, May 2. Students who fail to bring a draft will be asked to leave and will be counted absent for the day, and receive a "zero" for the day's work.
Tentative Resource: War and Propaganda, by Ron Forthofer. Respond: How does present day "propaganda" as described by Forthover affect you personally? Write in the first person, using "I, me, we and us."
Tentative movie video selection related to theme of course, from: Philadelphia Experiment II.
Optional Resource: Editorial Cartoon, by Toles (1987). Reproduced and posted for classroom use only. Text of cartoon.
Optional resource: Academic article (2016) "Many college students take remedial courses, but only some benefit, researchers find." Respond (freestyle): How have you, personally, benefited so far from taking this developmental course? Write response in first person, using "I," "me," and "my."
Students complete course evaluations online from My.UTEP.edu. Once you have logged in, click on the Classes tab on the left side. You will see the Course Evaluations module and your classes will be listed. Click on the course names or CRNs to complete the evaluation for each course.
Video "Don't be a Sucker." ~23 min.
PRINTOUTS OF ALL READING JOURNALS FOR THE NOVEL DUE at beginning of class Wednesday, May 1/Thursday, May 2. Journals close after that time.
Course Evaluations reminder.
Tentative: Video resource: Why we Fight (America in the War).
Review/practice for final exam.
Resource: Letter of Claudius
Turn in Argumentation Essay. Final Draft due by Wednesday, May 8/Thursday, May 9, at the beginning of class.
Tentative audio presentation: Norman Corwin audio for VJ day (~16 min). Warning: No subtitles. Trigger Warning: Contains some words and phrases that may now be considered offensive and/or racist.
Last day of classes Thursday, May 9, 2019. No classes Fri., May 10 ("Dead Day").