Course Schedule

First-Year/Sophomore 102, Spring 2017

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

In-class Activities

  • In-class discussions
  • Persuasive writing of articles
  • In-class writing and revision
  • Delivery and evaluation of presentations
  • Practicing the programming of presentations
  • Impromptu responses to evidence-based critiques

Module Four: The Practice, Detection, and Prevention of Plagiarism

Reading Assignments

  • Trip Gabriel, To Stop Cheats, Colleges Learn Their Trickery
  • Trip Gabriel, Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in the Digital Age
  • Susan D. Blum, Academic Integrity and Student Plagiarism: a Question of Education, Not Ethics
  • Ed Dante, The Shadow Scholar: The Man who Writes Your Students' Papers Tells His Story
  • Writing without Plagiarizing: Using and Citing Sources
  • ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism
  • Diana Hacker, A Writer's Reference, pages 357 - 365 (Section R3)
  • Diana Hacker, A Writer's Reference, Section C3 (Pages 20-31), Section C4, (Pages 32 - 45), Section C5 (Pages 45 - 62)
  • Diana Hacker, A Writer's Reference, Section W3 (Pages 156 - 158)
  • Diana Hacker, A Writer's Reference, Sections G2 and G3 (Pages 183-207)
  • Lyn Dupre, BUGS in Writing, Chapters 41, 51, 55, 60
  • Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, They Say, I Say, Chapter 6
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