DEAN’S BOOK SCHEDULE – THURSDAY CLASS

291G14 – DEAN’S BOOK COURSE – THURSDAY SCHEDULE
PROF. CONNIE GRIFFIN – <cgriffin@comcol.umass.edu>
CLASS: Bartlett 301
Office Hours: MTWTH 1:30-2:20 GOODELL 408

SEPT 11 – THURS
[WEEK 2 OF THE SEMESTER IS WEEK 1 OF DEAN’S BOOK] Introduction of the course, course policies, practices, and pedagogical approach.

SEPT 18 – THURS
BOOK 1 SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY TODAY’S CLASS
DUE: THREE EVOCATIVE PASSAGES
CLOSE READING DISCUSSION

SEPT 25 – THURS
DUE: CLOSE READING ESSAY

OCT 2 – THURS
DUE: CLOSE READING ESSAY REVISION
DUE: RESEARCH TOPIC PROPOSAL with three focusing questions
DISCUSSION: HONORS-LEVEL SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH

OCT 9 – THURS
DUE: RESEARCH LOG/ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY– ORGANIZE PANELS of overlapping topics

OCT 16 – THURS
PRESENTATIONS
DUE: LITERATURE REVIEW (ORAL SHARING AND WRITTEN ESSAY) & POSTER PRESENTATION OR PPT

OCT 23 – THURS
BOOK 2 SHOULD BE READ BY TODAY’S CLASS
DUE: THREE EVOCATIVE PASSAGES of approximately 3 pages:
SUMMARIZE THESE PASSAGES AND DISCUSS THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE BOOK’S LARGER THEMES

OCT 30 – THURS
BOOK DISCUSSION

NOV 6 – THURS
BRAINSTORMING FOR COLLABORATIVE TOPICS FOR Short Essay (less formal voice – 3 pages) and Presentations. PRESENTATIONS: about 8 minutes each with PPt bullets and visuals. Put your name in the title of the PPT.

NOV 13 – THURS
GROUP WORK ON PRESENTATIONS

NOV 20 – THURS
GROUP WORK ON PRESENTATIONS

DUE: RESEARCH TOPIC OR THESIS STATEMENT FOR FINAL RESEARCH ESSAY

NOV 27 – THURS [THANKSGIVING DAY OBSERVED]

DEC 4 – THURS
DUE: GROUP PRESENTATIONS

DEC 11 – THURS
DUE: GROUP PRESENTATIONS

DUE: RESEARCH ESSAY (on either book; five sources minimum, about five pages), MLA Style with in-text citations and Works Cited).
DUE : REFLECTIVE ESSAY ON COURSE PROCESS, CONTENT, AND MODALITIES FOR MUTUAL MENTORSHIP AND ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT.