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Unformatted text preview: Syllabus WRIT 340 Full Semester Syllabus Writing for Social Sciences Majors Spring 2008 Dr. Kathi Inman Berens Paper Due Dates: Paper 1, Close Reading: Monday, Feb. 11 Paper 2, Annotated Bibliography: Friday, Feb. 29 Paper 3, Research Paper: Friday, Mar. 14 Paper 4, Creative Nonfiction or Blog: Monday, Nov. 12 Week One Monday, 14 January Introduction HW: Read Sontag’s “On Photography” Be prepared to write a brief in-class essay about the following prompt: What is the most important idea in Sontag’s essay and why ? Wednesday, 16 Jan. Write in-class essay about “On Photography” Analyze Sontag’s essay; why it’s a keynote of our class. Friday, 18 Jan. Discuss Sontag; examine some images HW: Read Susan Sontag’s “Looking at War.” Week Two Monday, 21 Jan. NO SCHOOL—MLK Day Wednesday, 23 Jan. Short reading quiz on Sontag Discuss Sontag Friday, 25 Jan. Discuss Sontag HW: Post a compelling photo to the appropriately marked forum in Blackboard/Discussion Board. I hope for a mix between commercial photography, fine art and photojournalism. Select a photo in which the meaning is not obvious; it ought to have a surface story and a deeper story. Explain the photo’s context. Write a brief comment explaining why you selected it. Week Three Monday, 28 Jan. Review photographs for discussion and analysis. Wednesday, 30 Jan. Review photographs for discussion an analysis. Friday, 1 Feb. Review photographs for discussion and analysis. HW: find a website and/or blog that help you to understand this photograph better. Week Four Monday, 4 Feb. Review prompts Websites and blogs that relate to our photographs HW: Write a 3-page draft of your essay. NOTE: drafts are a mandatory part of 340....
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