ENGL 0312 Coursemap: Spring Semester, 2019.
Week 6: Feb. 25-Mar. 1, 2019
Finish Chaper 14 in Escholz and Rosa, carefully look over chapters 4 and 16.
Optional: Background resource for journal article 5: Teaching English in Wartime: A Brief Guide. (1942).
Index of Prohibited Words introduced.
Resource article (Tentative): "Germany to probe Nazi-era medical science," by Megan Gannon. Tentative: Respond--Should any further Nazi-era human brain tissue samples that are discovered and were taken from people who were murdered in the Holocaust be (1.) simply incinerated as medical waste as soon as they are discovered, or (2.) should they be permanently preserved as evidence and for future valuable scientific study, or (3.) should they be ceremonially buried in a cemetery with a proper funeral, as the last physical remains of these tragic victims? Why?
Draft of Summary due Wednesday/Thursday for review in class. Students who fail to bring draft of Summary will be asked to leave, and will be assigned a "zero" for all work for the day.
Week 7: Mar. 4-8, 2019
Read Chapter 5 in Escholz and Rosa.
Background resource: Nazi Surrender Document, May, 1945.
Discuss Quality Control in Writing: Resource from Pro Writing Aid: "What Editing Issues Fast Track Writing Submissions to the Reject Pile?" by Susan Maccarelli.
Respond to last week's audio, "VE Day Special."
Reading Project: Introduce weekly reading journals for rest of semester, on Hiroshima.
Tentative video: Trailer for The Man in the High Castle. (May require Facebook sign-on). ~2 min.
Tentative resource: Deported Parents Losing their Children. (10/9/2018).
MondayTuesday: Resource: More about Alcoholism. (Read Chapter 3). Tentative analysis question: What is the easiest way to self-diagnose alcoholism?
Optional Resource: Heavy drinking during adolescence. Tentative: Summarize
Optional Resource: A cure for alcoholism? (2018) Tentative: Summarize.
Video: The Effect of War on Children (1946. ~20 min.). Trigger warning: May be seriously upsetting to viewers. No subtitles.
Optional Resource (Poem): The American Child, by Paul Enge.
Tentative: Summarize "UTEP Study finds Links between Childhood Adversity, Burnout and Depression."
Week 8: Mar. 11-15, 2019
Read Chapter 6 in Escholz and Rosa.
Begin reading Hiroshima, by John Hershey.
Mon./Tues.: Take Midterm Exam, on BlackBoard. Instructions to be provided.
Wed., Mar. 13/Thurs., Mar. 14, Final draft of Summary due at beginning of class.
Video: Fascism in the USA? (From NY Times) (Oct. 15, 2018) ~5 min. Warning: May offend some viewers. Evidently no usable subtitles.
Thurs/Fri: How to argue: The ISARC format for argument (a guide).
Tentative resource for summary practice: Indifference to a Hellish World (2018). Outline main points for a summary.
Reader response: The dark side--how to attack a text or standpoint [Refutation}. Distribute handout: "The Dark Side."
Optional Resource for understanding refutation: Anticipating others' false beliefs ("Theory of Mind") and apes.
Tentative Resource: Read brief text selection from the story "Moon of Ice," by Brad Linaweaver (1982). [Trigger warning! Content is entirely fictional, and may be seriously offensive to some readers!] Compose a brief, five-sentence ISARC argument with your opinion on the following question: If history had gone differently, could such a world as described in this story have ever existed? Why or why not?
Week 9: Mar. 25-28, 2019
(Friday, Mar. 29, Cesar Chavez Day, no classes.)
Start reading Chapter 8 of Escholz and Rosa.
Photo: Sophie Scholl, executed at age 21 for leading student resistance to Hitler.
Optional Background resource: An Illustrated History of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Nuclear Bombings. [Trigger warning: Photographs may be highly disturbing to some viewers.]
Mon./Tues.: Comparison Essay introduced. Assignment officially issued. Discuss the two kinds of comparison. Final Draft due Thursday, April 11 or Friday, April 12, at beginning of class.
Resource for comparing people: Comparison (Synkrisis).
Tentative resource: Behavior in High School Predicts Income and Occupational Success Later in Life.
Tentative resource: College may have become more valuable.
Optional audio resource: "Hitler Lives." (~3 min. Warning: No subtitles available.)
Tentative resource: NY Times article on college and the need to get sufficient sleep (2018).
Tentative summary practice resource: Sleep Disturbances More Common for Immigrants than Non-immigrants. (2018).
Tentative summary practice resource: Don't try it even once: "Research Shows a Single Dose of Cocaine Irreversibly Alters Brain." (2018).
Tuesday/Wednesday/ Check of class notes. Review your notes on the two kinds of comparison, and Three Big Rules.
Friday, Mar. 29, Cesar Chavez Day, no classes.
Week 10: Apr. 1-5, 2019
Finish reading Chapter 8 in Escholz and Rosa; carefully look over Chapters 9 and 16.
Comparison Essay continued. Wed./Thu.: Notes due on research, on the two magazine issues.
Tentative resource if not seen already: Video selection from movie, The Day After (1983). (Trigger warning: Extreme cinematic violence. May be seriously upsetting to some viewers.)
Wed./Thurs..: Revising and proofreading (slide show). Generic rubric sheet distributed. Quality control expectations for Comparison Essay and other college assignment.