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Calendar

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Note: "Reading" is what we will be discussing in class. Have that reading done before class meets.
Week 1: Introduction

8/24-28

M: Introduction to the course; discussion of topic selection process

  • Homework: find three potential Capstone topics. Be prepared to present these to the class.

  • Reading: Syllabus and handbook 1-12 (Intro)

  • Reading: "The Cost Connundrum" and "Overkill"

  • Justice Assignment: Episode One and readings

W: Develop your research question.

  • Homework: Type your normative question* in Capstone format

  • Reading: Handbook 21-31 (Submission One) and 13-17 (Academic Honesty)

  • Note: begin your bibliographic research now

  • Justice Quiz

***Some news stories with potential topics***

NPR NEWS (Policy and Law section)

 

John Oliver!

Mandatory Sentencing

Sex Education

Tax Exemptions for Churches

Student Debt

 

Week 2: Sub One--Topic analysis and annotated bibliography

8/31-9/4

M: Meet in Library Room #115 for research methods session

W:

  • Update: I've adjusted our Justice episode schedule. Please note the new dates: Justice Quiz 1

Week 3

9/7-11

M: Labor Day Holiday--Class does not meet.

  • Justice Assignment: Episode 2 and readings

W:

  • Justice Quiz 2

 

Week 4: Sub two--structure and narrative

9/14-18

M:

W: 

  • Justice Quiz 3

 

Week 5

9/21-25

M: Sub one due

W: 

 

Week 6:

9/28-10/2

M: Discuss sub three.

W: Work on sub three worksheets in class.

  • Justice Quiz 5

  • Sign up for conferences

 

Week 7: Conferences

10/5-9

M: Sub three conferences. Meetings in my office. Bring worksheets.

  • Homework: take-home Justice Quiz 6

  • Justice Assignment: Episode 6 and readings

W: Sub three conferences. Meetings in my office.

 

 

Week 8:sub three--analysis of argumentation and ethical positions

10/12-16

M: Discuss critical analysis

  • Justice Assignment: Episode 6 and readings

W: Discuss ethical analysis

 

Week 9: sub four--interviews, immersive research, and civic engagement

10/19-23

M: Sub 3 Due

  • Justice Assignment: Episode 7 and readings

W:

  • Justice Quiz 7

 

Week 10: Sub five (first draft)--applying elements of creative story-telling

10/26-30

M:

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  • Justice Assignment: Episode 8 and readings

W:

 

Week 11: Sub five

11/2-6

M: Sub 4 Due

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W: Sign up for conferences

Justice Assignment: Episode 9 and readings

Justice Quiz 9 take-home and turn in at conference

 

Week 12: Conferences

11/9-13

M: Individual conferences. Meetings in my office.

  • Justice Assignment: Episode 10 and readings

W: Individual conferences. Meetings in my office.

  • Justice Quiz 10

 

Week 13: Uploading documents on Issuu

11/16-20

M:

W: Sub five first drafts due

Check out this logical fallacy Ref! An entertaining way to understand logical fallacies.

 

 

Week 14: Final editing workshops

11/23-27

M

W

 

Week 15: Sub five (Final draft)

11/30-12/4

M-W: We will continue to workshop our final drafts in class. Make sure you have access to your electronic documents.

 

Week 16: Final Submissions due Thursday, Dec 10

12/7-11: Final submissions are due in my office (Andre 302) no later than 1:30, Thursday; this is our final exam schedule for the course, but obviously we don't have a traditional final. You will submit two hard copies, either bound or held together with a document/file clip (the metal ones that kind of look like chip clips), and upload one copy to ISSUU.com. Make sure to share it with me.