Schedule

Week One: Jan 18 & Jan 20
Week Two: Jan 25 & Jan 27
Monday
Deliverables Blog Post: Professional Bio: submit the post URL to Canvas by 11:59, EST

Sign Teacher-Student Agreement form by 11:59, EST

Readings Caradonna, J. (2014). Introduction. Sustainability: a history (pp. 1-20).

Grabill, J. T. & W. & Simmons, M. (1998). Toward a critical rhetoric of risk communications. (pp.415-441).

Wednesday Topic: Sustainability & Risk Communication
Sessions LMC 3403. CS6, 9:30-10:45
LMC 3403.CS1, 12:30-1:45
Questions What is Sustainability? What is Risk Communication? Where do the discourses overlap? Do Grabill & Simmons have suggestions for how to communicate sustainability more effectively?
Week Three: Feb 1 & Feb 3
Monday
Deliverables Blog Post: Key Term Definition: submit the post URL to Canvas by 11:59
Readings Houser, H. (2016). Human/Planetary. (pp. 144-160).

Moller, M., et. al. (2019). Participation through place-based e-tools. (pp.245-

Wednesday Topic: Green IT & Big Data
Sessions LMC 3403. CS6, 9:30-10:45
LMC 3403.CS1, 12:30-1:45
Questions According to the authors we read this week, do e-based tools enable the sort of participatory communication that Grabill & Simmons outline, why or why not?
Week Four: Feb 8 & Feb 10
Monday
Deliverables Blog Post: Annotated Bibliography: submit the post URL to Canvas by 11:59
Readings Nixon, R. (2011). Scenes from the seabed. (pp. 264-280).

Newell P. (2021). Race and the politics of energy transitions. (pp.1-5).

Wednesday Topic: Enviromental Justice & Renewable Energy
Sessions LMC 3403. CS6, 9:30-10:45
LMC 3403.CS1, 12:30-1:45
Questions What is slow violence? Why/how are the effects of anthropocentric climate change unequally distributed? How can we redress (uneven) effects? What are the advantages to renewable energy? What are some drawbacks? How do we redress the drawbacks?
Week Five: Feb 15 & 17
Monday
Deliverables Blog Post: Essay Draft: submit the post URL to assigned Canvas Group by 11:59
Readings Coppola, N.W. (1997). Rhetorical analysis of stakeholders in environmental communication. (pp.9-24).
Wednesday Topic: Audience & Process
Sessions LMC 3403. CS6, 9:30-10:45
LMC 3403.CS1, 12:30-1:45
Workshop What are most effective techniques for peer review and incorporating feedback during revision?
Week Six: Feb 22 & Feb 24
Wednesday Topic: Audience & Process
Sessions LMC 3403. CS6, 9:30-10:45
LMC 3403.CS1, 12:30-1:45
Questions What features are key to a proposal? Who’s your audience & how does your audience determine choices you make in the proposal?
Week Seven: March 1 & March 3
Monday
Deliverables Blog Post: Proposal Abstract: submit the post URL to assigned Canvas Group by 11:59
Readings Hewitt, J. (Winter 2004). First impressions: writing a good abstract. (pp.2). Rice University 

How to Make a Gantt Chart in Excel

How to Make a Gantt Chart in Google Sheets

Wednesday Topic: Project Description & Guide to Academic Sources
Sessions LMC 3403. CS6, 9:30-10:45
LMC 3403.CS1, 12:30-1:45
Questions How to access and integrate academic source material? How to compost a Gantt chart? 
Week Eight: March 8 & March 10
Monday
Deliverables Draft: share the post URL to your assigned Canvas group by 11:59
Readings Read and respond to 2 Proposal Drafts
Wednesday Topic: Peer Review
Sessions No Class Sessions–meet with your peer response group
Questions Worksheet TBA 
Week Nine: March 15 & March 17
Week Ten: March 22 & March 24
Monday
Sessions LMC 3403. CS6, 9:30-10:45
LMC 3403.CS1, 12:30-1:45
Resources WordPress How-To (TBA), Omeka How-To (TBA), Weebly How-To (TBA)
Wednesday
Break from Instruction Day
Week Eleven: March 29 & March 31

Monday
Deliverables Blog Post: Podcast Script upload a .pdf to Canvas by 11:59, EST
Listen Amar, Robin. The City, Season One. USA Today. Sticher, 2018.

Mars, Roman. “National Sword.” 99% Invisible. Ep. 341, 2019.

Phlato, Ira. “Cold Climate Organisms Offer Clues to Crackless Concrete.” Science Friday. WNYZ. Soundcloud, 2020. 

Wednesday Topic:Podcast Analysis & Production
Sessions LMC 3403. CS6, 9:30-10:45
LMC 3403.CS1, 12:30-1:45
Questions What are your favorite podcasts? What genres do podcasts fall out into? What are key formal elements? What do audiences need to hear & understand your podcast?
Week Twelve: April 5 & April 7

Monday
Deliverables Progress Report 1 upload a .pdf to Canvas by 11:59, EST
Listen Sentell, E. (2016). Making memories: Writing and designing more memorable documents. (pp. 136-153).

Graphic Model 1: Sierra Club

Graphic Model 2: EPA Hazardous Waste

Graphic Model 3: JPL Solar Power Explorers

Wednesday Topic:Infographic Basics
Sessions LMC 3403. CS6, 9:30-10:45
LMC 3403.CS1, 12:30-1:45
Questions How/why are the samples successful (or not)? What design elements can you adopt from the models? What can graphics (2D visual design) do that written and oral rhetoric cannot?
Week Thirteen: April 12 & April 14

Monday
Deliverables Blog Post: Feature Story Drafts: upload a .pdf to Canvas by 11:59, EST
Listen Sample Story 1: “For the Birds”;

Sample Story 2: “Dangerous Hot Zones”; Sample Story 3: “On Thin Ice”;

Sample Story 4: “Road Map to Refuge”;

Sample Story 5: “Trashed Beaches”

Sample Story 6: “End of Human Civilization”

Wednesday Topic:Feature Story Elements
Sessions LMC 3403. CS6, 9:30-10:45
LMC 3403.CS1, 12:30-1:45
Questions In Class Discussion Questions: What rhetorical gestures are key to the Feature Story? How do your writing choices depend on your audience? What does a Feature Story do that other genres cannot? How do the Features fit into your larger project?
Week 15: April 26
Week 16: April 30