ENGL 343 Introduction to Genre Analysis, Course Schedule

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Tentative Course Schedule

 

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

 

Week 1

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
8/30 W Introduction to Genre Analysis

Unit 1: Genre Theory

 

Week 2

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
9/4 M Labor Day

 

9/6 W Understanding Rhetoric and

Rhetorical Analysis

Rhetoric

Jennifer Richards

 

Genre

by John Frow

Chapter 1

Reading Response

 

Proposal: Assignment 1-

Profile of a Social Movement

 

 Week 3

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
9/11 M Theoretical Concepts The Theory Toolbox

Jeffrey T Nealon and Susan Searls Giroux

Chapters 5 and 6

 

Genre

by John Frow

Chapters 2

 Reading Response
9/13 W Theoretical

Concepts

The Theory Toolbox

Jeffrey T Nealon and Susan Searls Giroux

Chapters 8 and 10

 

Genre

by John Frow

Chapters 3

Reading Response

 

 

Bibliography for Course Research Paper

Week 4

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
9/18 M Genre Theory The Theory Toolbox

Jeffrey T Nealon and Susan Searls Giroux

Chapter 11

 

Genre

by John Frow

Chapter 4

 Reading Response
9/20 W Genre Theory The Theory Toolbox

Jeffrey T Nealon and Susan Searls Giroux

Chapters 13

 

Genre

by John Frow

Chapter 5

Reading Response

Week 5

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
9/25 M Genre

by John Frow

Chapter 6

Reading Response
9/27 W Peer Review Workshop

 

Introduction to Unit 2 Unit 2

Advertisements,

Issue Advocacy,

and Promotional Discourse

Rough Draft- Assignment 1

Profile of a Social Movement

 

Week 6

Date Day Topic Reading Due Writing Due
10/2 M  Unit 2

Advertisements,

Issue Advocacy,

and Promotional Discourse

Ads, Fads, & Consumer Culture

By Arthur Asa Berger

(Excerpts will be provided)

Final Draft- Assignment 1

Profile of a Social Movement

10/4 W  Unit 2

Advertisements,

Issue Advocacy,

and Promotional Discourse

Persuasive Advertising: Evidenced Based Principles

By J. Scott Armstrong

(Excerpts will be provided)

Reading Response

Week 7

10/9 M Unit 3

News Articles,

Editorials, and Social Media

Constructing Crime: Perspectives on Making News and Social Problems

By Gary W. Potter and Victor E. Kappeler

(Excerpts will be provided)

 

A Church, a School: Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil Rights Editorials from the Atlanta Constitution

by Ralph McGill

Pages ix-54

 Reading Response

Bring example to discuss in class (news article or social media)

Proposal: Assignment 2

Profile of Chosen Genre

10/11 W Unit 3

News Articles,

Editorials, and Socia Media

Constructing Crime: Perspectives on Making News and Social Problems

(Excerpts will be provided)

 

A Church, a School: Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil Rights Editorials from the Atlanta Constitution

by Ralph McGill

Pages 55-92

Reading Response

 Week 8

10/16 M Unit 3

News Articles,

Editorials, and Social Media

Miley, CNN, and The Onion: When fake news becomes realer than real

By Dan Berkowitz and David Asa Schwartz

(Article Provided)

 Reading Response
10/18 W Unit 3

News Articles

Editorials

Spreadable Spectacle in Digital Culture: Civic Expression, Fake News, and the Role of Media Literacies in “Post-Fact” Society

By Paul Mihailidis and Samantha Viotty

(Article Provided)

Reading Response

 Week 9

10/23 M Peer Review Rough Draft Assignment 2

Profile of Chosen Genre

10/25 W Final Draft Assignment 2

Profile of Chosen Genre

 Week 10

10/30 M Unit 4

Narratives, Memoirs, and Folklore

The Meaning of Folklore

By Alan Dundes

(Excerpts Provided)

 Reading Response

 

Proposal: Assignment 3, Analysis of Rhetorical Artifact

11/1 W Unit 4

Narratives, Memoirs, and Folklore

The Meaning of Folklore

By Alan Dundes

(Excerpts Provided)

Reading Response

 Week 11

11/6 M Unit 4

Narratives, Memoirs, and Folklore

Stories of Change: Narrative and Social Movements

by Joseph E. Davis

Chapters 1 through 6

 Reading Response
11/8 W Unit 4

Narratives, Memoirs, and Folklore

Stories of Change: Narrative and Social Movements

by Joseph E. Davis

Chapters 7 through 10

Reading Response

 Week 12

11/13 M Unit 4

Narratives, Memoirs, and Folklore

Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, Fourth Edition

by Gloria Anzaldua

Chapters 1 through 5

Reading Response
11/15 W Unit 4

Narratives, Memoirs, and Folklore

Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, Fourth Edition

by Gloria Anzaldua

Chapters 6 through 7

Reading Response

Week 13

11/20 M Rough Draft Workshop  Rough Draft of Assignment 3, Analysis of Rhetorical artifact
11/22 W Introduction to Unit 5 Peer Reviewed Journal Articles,

Official Documents, and Authoritative Discourse

No Class. Reading Response Activity to be Completed Online.

Who’s Afraid of Peer Review

By John Bohannon

(Article Provided)

Final Draft of Assignment 3, Analysis of Rhetorical Artifact

Week 14

11/27 M Unit 5 Peer Reviewed Journal Articles,

Official Documents, and Authoritative Discourse

 

 

Genre of Power: Police Report Writers and Readers in the Justice System
by Leslie Seawright

 Reading Response

 

Proposal: Assignment 4, Full Course Research Paper

11/29 W Unit 5 Peer Reviewed Journal Articles,

Official Documents, and Authoritative Discourse

Genre of Power: Police Report Writers and Readers in the Justice System
by Leslie Seawright
Reading Response

 Week 15

12/4 M Unit 6

Music and Sound

Music and Social Movements

By William F Danaher

(Article Provided)

 Reading Response
12/6 W Unit 6 Music and Sound Into Sound … Once More with Feeling

By Michael Bull and Les Back

(Excerpt Provided)

Reading Response

 Week 16

12/11 M Course Wrap Up Rough Draft Work Shop  Rough Draft of Assignment 4, Full Course Research Paper

 

Final Draft  of Assignment 4, Full Course Research Paper, due December 15

 

 

 



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