English 101-37656 Syllabus (Fall '97)

Day/Date Assignments Due Readings Due In Class
Wednesday,  
August 27
    Introduction to Course 
In-class essay 1
Friday,  
August 29
    Persuasive Format 
In-class exercise 1
Monday, 
September 1
Martin Luther King Day Martin Luther King Day Martin Luther King Day
Wednesday,  
September 3
  Signs of Life: 
"Larger Than Life" (391-401)
Format samples 
Discussion of readings
Friday, 
September 5
  Signs of Life: 
"The Thematic Paradigm" (278-86) 
"The Return of Doris Day" (287-94)
Discussion of readings
Monday, 
September 8
  Signs of Life: 
"Madonna: Plantation Mistress or Soul Sister" (223-30) 
Handout: 
"Madonna I: Animality and Artifice"
In-class exercise 2 
Discussion of readings
Wednesday, 
September 10
  Signs of Life: 
"Mountains of Contradictions" (240-55)
Discussion of readings
Friday, 
September 12
    In-class essay 2
Monday, 
September 15
Last day journal 1 Harbrace: pages 62-66 
Signs of Life: 
"Put on a Happy Face" (295-304)
Discussion of readings
Wednesday, 
September 17
  Signs of Life: 
"Signs of Intelligent Life on TV (200-4) 
Handout: 
"Delusions of Grandeur"
Discussion of readings
Friday, 
September 19
Paper 1 draft   Peer response 1
Monday,  
September 22
Paper 1 final draft   Golden rule quiz 1
Wednesday, 
September 24
  Signs of Life: 
"Our Barbies, Ourselves" (375-77) 
"Hard Bodies" (66-71)
Discussion of readings
Friday, 
September 26
  Signs of Life: 
"The Beauty Myth" (428-37) 
"There Is No Unmarked Woman" (452-57)
Discussion of readings
Monday, 
September 29
Paper 1 corrections Signs of Life: 
"The Centerfold Syndrome" (438-46)
Discussion of readings
Wednesday, 
October 1
  Signs of Life: 
"The Semiotics of Home Decor" (72-82) 
"Freedom from Choice" (519-22)
Nugget quiz 1 
Discussion of readings
Friday, 
October 3
  Signs of Life: 
"Generation X-Force" (134-36) 
"Twentysomethings" (214-16) 
"Street Style" (56-65)
Discussion of readings
Monday, 
October 6
Last day journal 2 Handout: Quotes and documentation 
Handout: To be announced
Discussion of readings
Wednesday, 
October 8
Paper 2 draft   Peer response 2 
Conference sign-up
Friday, 
October 10
  Harbrace: 36-42 In-class exercise 3
Monday, 
October 13
    In-class essay 3
Wednesday, 
October 15
Paper 2 final draft    
Friday, 
October 17
    Discussion 
Monday, 
October 20
  Handout: 
"Work"  
"Work, Labor, and Play"
Discussion of readings
Wednesday, 
October 22
    Nugget quiz 2
Friday, 
October 24
Fall Break Fall Break Fall Break
Monday, 
October 27
  Handout: 
"The Importance of Work" 
"Roberta Victor"
Discussion of readings
Wednesday, 
October 29
  Handout: 
"The Company Man" 
"The End of Play" 
"War Games"
Golden rule quiz 2 
Discussion of readings
Friday, 
October 31
  Handout: 
"Fan" 
"Obsessed with Sport"
Discussion of readings
Monday, 
November 3
Paper 2 corrections 
Last day journal 3
Handout: 
"Winning Isn't Everything"
Golden rule quiz 3 
Discussion of readings
Wednesday, 
November 5
Paper 3 draft    Peer response 3 
Conference sign-up 
 
Friday, 
November 7
  Signs of Life: 
"A Gentleman and a Consumer" (144-54) 
Handout:  
"The Men We Carry in Our Minds"
Discussion of readings
Monday, 
November 10
Paper 3 final draft Signs of Life: 
"Gender Role Behaviors and Attitudes" (415-20) 
Handout: 
"The Male Myth"
Discussion of readings
Wednesday, 
November 12
  Signs of Life: 
"Power at Play" (458-70)" 
Bad Sistas" (231-39)
In-class essay 4 
Discussion of readings
Friday, 
November 14
  Signs of Life: 
"The Fraternal Bond" (471-78) 
Handout: 
"Why Are Gay Men So Feared"
Nugget quiz 3 
Discussion of readings
Monday, 
November 17
  Signs of Life: 
"In Living Color" (491-503) 
Harbrace: 120-23
Golden rule quiz 4 
Discussion of readings
Wednesday, 
November 19
Last day journal 4 Signs of Life: 
"The Rage of the Black Middle Class" (510-18)
Discussion of readings
Friday, 
November 21
Paper 4 draft   Peer response 4 
Conference sign-up
Monday, 
November 24
Paper 3 corrections Signs of Life: 
"The Long Arm of What You Watch" (322-24) 
Handout: 
Duke Commencement
Discussion of readings
Wednesday, 
November 26
Paper 4 final draft Signs of Life: 
"TV's Anti-Families" (205-13) 
"Hating What Sucks" (217-22)
Discussion of readings
Friday, 
November 28
Thanksgiving holiday Thanksgiving holiday Thanksgiving holiday
Monday, 
December 1
  Signs of Life: 
"Lights, Camera . . . Death" (688-97)
Discussion of reading
Wednesday, 
December 3
  Signs of Life: 
"Faro" (572-76)
Nugget quiz 4 
Discussion of readings
Friday, 
December 5
Paper 4 corrections Signs of Life: 
"Signs of the Street" (597-606)
Discussion of readings
Monday, 
December 8
Last day journal 5 Handout: 
To be announced
In-class exercise 4 
Discussion of readings
Wednesday, 
December 10
Paper 5 draft   Peer response 5 
Conference sign-up
Friday, 
December 12
Paper 5 final draft    
Wednesday, 
December 17, 
8:00 a.m.
Last day journal 6   In-class essay 5