ENGL 320 Sonic Studies Course Schedule

ENGL 320 Tentative Course Schedule

The following schedule includes readings and assignments. To access a summary of course policy, follow this link. To view the assignments, follow this link. 

 

Note: Syllabus is subject to change; however, I will always alert you to any changes.

 

 Week 1

Date Day Topic
Reading Due Writing Due
January 29

 

M Course

Introduction: What is Sonic Studies

 

January 31

 

W What is Sonic Studies? The Auditory Culture Reader: Intro, Into Sound… Once More with Feeling  

 

Week 2

Date Day Topic
Reading Due Writing Due
February 5

 

M  

The Politics of Listening

The Sonic Color Line: Introduction

The Auditory Culture Reader: Chapter 1, Hearing Loss

Group 1 presenting

Sound Memoir

Check Point 1

Project Proposal

 

February 7

 

W The Politics of Listening

The Sonic Color Line: Chapter 1

The Auditory Culture Reader: Chapter 7 Making Sense of Race

Group 2 presenting

 Week 3

Date Day Topic
Reading Due Writing Due
February 12

 

M The Politics of Listening

The Sonic Color Line: Chapter 2

Group 3 presenting

February 14

 

W The Politics of Listening

The Sonic Color Line: Chapter 3

The Auditory Culture Reader: Chapter 3, Toward a Taxonomy of Sounds

Group 1 presenting

Sound Memoir

Check Point 2

Gather Sources and Complete Research

 Week 4

Date Day Topic
Reading Due Writing Due
February 19

 

M The Politics of Listening

The Sonic Color Line: Chapter 4

The Auditory Culture Reader: Chapter 25, Between the Blues and the Blues Dance

Group 2 presenting

Summary and Synthesis Report #1
February 21

 

W The Politics of Listening

The Sonic Color Line: Chapter 5

Group 3 presenting

Sound Memoir

Check Point 3

Complete Script

 

 Week 5

Date Day Topic
Reading Due Writing Due
February 26

 

M In-class Workshop

Individual Project

 

 

Exploring Sound and Space

Check Point 1

Group Project Proposal

 

Sound Memoir

Check Point 4

Complete Recording

February 28

 

W Conferences Individual Project

Week 6

Date Day Topic
Reading Due Writing Due
March 5

 

M Conferences Individual Project
March 7

 

W

In-Class Workshop

Group Project

Meet in the Library: Room 259

Exploring Sound and Space

Check Point 2

Gather Sources and Complete Research

Week 7

Date Day Topic
Reading Due Writing Due
March 12

 

M No Class
March 14

 

W No Class

Sound Memoir

Check Point 5

Complete Editing

Week 8

Date Day Topic
Reading Due Writing Due
March 19

 

M Spring Break
March 21

 

W

Week 9

Date Day Topic
Reading Due Writing Due
March 26

 

M  Sound and Space

The Auditory Culture Reader: Chapter 11, 12

Group 1 presenting

Sound Memoir

Individual Project Due

March 28

 

W  Sound and Disability

The Auditory Culture Reader: Chapter 13, 18

Group 2 presenting

Week 10

Date Day Topic
Reading Due Writing Due
April 2

 

M Sound and Conflict

The Auditory Culture Reader: Chapter 20, 23

Group 3 presenting

Exploring Sound and Space

Check Point 2

Gather Sources and Complete Research

April 4

 

W Sound technologies

The Auditory Culture Reader: Chapter 29, 31

Group 1 presenting

Week 11

Date Day Topic
Reading Due Writing Due
April 9

 

M Sound and the Radio

Sound in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Chapter 2, 7

Group 2 presenting

Exploring Sound and Space

Check Point 3

Complete Script

April 11

 

W  Radio and Gender

Radio and the Gendered Soundscape: Introduction

Group 3 presenting

 Week 12

Date Day Topic
Reading Due Writing Due
April 16

 

M  Radio and Gender

Radio and the Gendered Soundscape:

Chapter 1

Group 1 presenting

Exploring Sound and Space

Check Point 4

Complete Story Board

April 18

 

W Radio and Gender

Radio and the Gendered Soundscape:

Chapter 2

Group 2 presenting

Summary and Synthesis Report #2

Week 13

Date Day Topic
Reading Due Writing Due
April 23

 

M  Radio and Gender

Radio and the Gendered Soundscape:

Chapter 3

Group 3 presenting

Exploring Sound and Space

Check Point 5

Complete Filming and/or Image Selection

April 25

 

W  Radio and Gender

Radio and the Gendered Soundscape:

Chapter 4

Group 1 presenting

Week 14

Date Day Topic
Reading Due Writing Due
April 30

 

M Radio and Gender Radio and the Gendered Soundscape:

Chapter 5

 

Group 2 presenting

May 2

 

W Sound and Gaming Sound Play: Introduction

 

Group 3 presenting

 Week 15

Date Day Topic
Reading Due Writing Due
May 7

 

M Sound and Gaming Sound Play: Chapter 1

 

 

May 9

 

W In-class Workshop

Group Project

Exploring Sound and Space

Check Point 6

Complete Editing

Week 16

Date Day Topic
Reading Due Writing Due
May 14

 

M Group Presentations Summary and Synthesis Report #3

 



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