Course Schedule

Software Everywhere

Module One: Whoa, Web Writing

Reading Assignments

  • Web site of Una Kravets
  • GitHub documentation
  • Slack documentation

Discussion and Review Slides

In-class Activities

  • In-class discussions
  • Small group critique of web writing
  • Descriptive writing of short articles
  • In-class writing and revision
  • Learning to use Git and GitHub

Module Two: Google, Google, Google

Reading Assignments

  • Reply All Podcast, Episode #78: Very Quickly to the Drill
  • David Segal, Fake Online Locksmiths May be Out to Pick Your Pocket, Too
  • John Markoff, Google Cars Drive Themselves
  • Thomas Claburn, Google Autonomous Cars Get Green Light In California

Discussion and Review Slides

In-class Activities

  • In-class discussions
  • Small group critique of web writing
  • Descriptive writing of short articles
  • In-class writing and revision
  • Learning to program presentations
  • Delivery and evaluation of presentations

Module Three: Software, Music, and Movie Piracy

Reading Assignments

  • Andrew Ross Sorkin, Software Bullet is Sought to Kill Music Piracy
  • Malin and Fowers, Adolescent Self-Control and Music and Movie Piracy
  • Altschuller and Benbunan-Fich, Is Music Downloading the New Prohibition? What Students Reveal through an Ethical Dilemma
  • Derek Webb, Giving it Away: How Free Music Makes More Than Sense
  • Information is Beautiful, How Much do Music Artists Earn Online?
  • Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, They Say, I Say, Prefaces, Introduction, Chapter 1
  • Lyn Dupre, Bugs in Writing, Chapters 1, 23, 49, 77

Discussion and Review Slides