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Schedule of Classes


Revised Spring 2020 – Class Schedule

*F2F = face-to-face

Date Location Before Class In-Class
Monday,

Jan. 27

F2F ·       Course Introduction

·       Diagnostic Essay·        

Wednesday,

Jan. 29

F2F ·       Review course site and syllabus

·       Sign-up for CUNY Academic Commons

·       Complete Mindset Survey https://forms.gle/UgfeHJzEyYTT14Ld6

·  Syllabus Review

·  Overview of Writing for the Social Sciences

Monday,

Feb. 3

F2F ·       Read “The Role of the Behavioral Scientist in the Civil Rights Movement” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

·       Complete Writing Pre-Assessment Survey

·  Review Essay #1 Assignment

·  Peer Interviews

Wednesday,

Feb. 5

F2F ·       Read Fieldworking Ch. 1 pg. 1-18

·       ESSAY #1 INFORMANT DESCRIPTION DUE

·  Discuss reading

·  Defining Culture, Fieldwork, and Ethnography

Monday,

Feb. 10

F2F ·       Read “A Report from Occupied Territory” by James Baldwin

·       DISCUSSION POST #1 DUE

·  Discuss Baldwin

·  Engaging the Ethnographic Perspective

·  Interview Strategies & Techniques

Wednesday, Feb. 12

 College Closed

    

Monday,

Feb. 17

Wednesday,

Feb. 19

F2F ·       Read Fieldworking Ch. 5 pg. 219-238, Ch. 6 pg. 271-274

·       ESSAY #1 INTERVIEW QUESTIONS DUE

·  Discuss reading

·  Observing Body Language

·  Peer Review: Interview Questions·

Monday,

Feb. 24

F2F ·       Read Fieldworking Ch 2 pg. 55-65; Ch 5 pg 264-266

·       ESSAY #1 INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT DUE

·  Discuss reading

·  Using Character, Setting, and Theme to Create a Verbal Portrait

·  Field Writing, Point of View and Rhetoric

Wednesday,

Feb. 26

Online ·        Read “The Hustlers at Scores” by Jessica Pressler

·       DISCUSSION POST #2 DUE

Monday,

Mar. 2

F2F ·       Read Fieldworking Ch 8 pg 353-371

·       ESSAY #1 FIRST DRAFT DUE

·       Peer Review: Essay #1 First Draft·
Wednesday,

Mar. 4

Online ·       Re-read each group members draft and take notes on the writer’s main strengths and weaknesses.

·       Post peer review worksheets to Bb no later than Wednesday, March 4th at 11:59pm.

Monday,

Mar. 9

F2F ·       ESSAY #1 FINAL DRAFT + REFLECTION DUE ·  Review Essay #2 Assignment

·  Exploratory Writing

Wednesday,

Mar. 11

Online ·       Read Fieldworking, Ch. 3 pg. 140-157

·       DISCUSSION POST #3 DUE

Monday,

Mar. 16

F2F ·       Read Fieldworking, Ch 2 pg 66-71, pg. 80-84

·       ESSAY #2 SUBJECT DESCRIPTION DUE

·  Discuss reading

·  Notetaking Strategies

·  Double Entry Fieldnotes

·  Researching Online Communities·

Wednesday,

Mar. 18

Online ·       Read Fieldworking, Ch 3 pg 101-117

·       DISCUSSION POST #4 DUE     ·

Monday,

Mar. 23

F2F ·       Read Fieldworking, Ch. 2, pg. 86-99,  Ch. 6 pg. 276-282

·       ESSAY #2 OBSERVATION FIELD NOTES DUE

·  Discuss reading

·  Positioning Yourself

·   Questioning Your Field Notes

·  Using Insider Language in your Writing

Wednesday,

Mar. 25

F2F ·       ESSAY #2  FIRST DRAFT DUE ·       Peer Review: Essay #2 First Draft
Monday,

Mar. 30

Class Cancelled – Individual Conferences by appointment only

·       Re-read each group member’s draft and take notes on the writer’s main strengths and weaknesses.

·       Post peer review comments to Bb no later than Wednesday, April 1st at 11:59pm.

Wednesday,

Apr. 1

Class Cancelled – Individual Conferences by appointment only
Monday,

Apr. 6

F2F ·       Read Fieldworking, Ch 8 pg 379-382

·       ESSAY #2 FINAL DRAFT + REFLECTION DUE

·  Discuss reading

·  Review Essay #3 Assignment

·  Accessing CCNY Academic Databases

·  What makes a good research question?·

Tuesday, 

Apr. 7

Online Classes follow Wednesday schedule

·       Read “Coming up with a Research Question” by Kathryn Kinmond

·       ESSAY #3 RESEARCH TOPIC REFLECTION DUE

Wednesday,

Apr. 8 

Spring Recess

Monday, 

Apr. 13

Wednesday, Apr.15
Monday,

Apr. 20

F2F ·       Review Tips for Identifying Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals and Identifying And Reading Scholarly Works Handouts

·       REPORT ON RESEARCH IN PROGRESS DUE

·  Discuss reading

·  Peer Review: Research in Progress

·  Workshop: The Annotated Bibliography

Wednesday, Apr. 22 F2F ·       Read How to Write a Literature Review Paper? by Bert Van Wee & David Banister

·       ESSAY #3 ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY DUE

·       Discuss reading

·       Workshop: Writing a Literature Review

Monday,

Apr. 27

F2F ·       Read “Writers on Revising” by Joe Moxley

·       ESSAY #3 FIRST DRAFT DUE 

·  Discuss reading

·  Essay #3 Peer Review

·  Revision Workshop

Wednesday, Apr. 29 Online ·        Re-read each group member’s draft and take notes on the writer’s main strengths and weaknesses.

·       Post peer review worksheets to Bb no later than Wednesday, April 29th  at 11:59pm.

Monday,

May 4

F2F ·       Watch Kimberlé Crenshaw “The Urgency of Intersectionality”

·       ESSAY #3 FINAL DRAFT + REFLECTION DUE 

·  Public Speaking

·  Review Essay #4 Assignment

·  Workshop: Academic Commons

Wednesday,

May 6

Online ·       Read “Why I Write” by George Orwell

·       DISCUSSION POST #5 DUE

Monday,

May 11

F2F ·       Sign-up for Oral Report

·       ORAL REPORT REFLECTION DUE

·       Class Surveys

·       Oral Reports – Part I

Wednesday, May 13 F2F ·       Complete Writing Post-Assessment Survey· Last Day of Classes

·       Oral Reports Part II

·       Review Portfolio and Self-Assessment

Monday,

May 18

·       ESSAY #4 DUE
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