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Unit 1: Evidence

M Aug 22: Course intro

W Aug 24: Dissoi Logoi, Epoche, Exigence, Kairos

F Aug 26:     Cognitive Biases Reflection Assignment


M Aug 29: Logical Fallacies (YouTube tours)

W Aug. 31: Cargo Cult Science & Scientific Integrity

F Sept 2: Evidence &  Appeals


M Sept 5:   Class does not meet/Labor Day holiday

W Sept 7 : Research Terminology and Mapping

F Sept 9: Evidence Test (take home)

M Sept 12: The Scientific Evidence Cycle/ Topic Discussion Day           

W Sept 14 :Types of Sources: Peer-Reviewed, Think Tanks,


F: Sept 16: Types of Sources: Propaganda, PseudoScience, Fake News,                        Perception Management;  Evidence Test due in D2L 

M Sept 19: Kuhn Cycle Quiz / Assign   Annotated Bibliographies

W Sept 21:  Open Sourcing Workshop:  Google Research Shortcuts

F Sept. 23:   APA BASICS 


M Sept 26: Setting up Twitter research feeds in class; bring laptops.

W Sept 28: Research Roundtable

F Sept 30:   Open workshop (optional attendance) for bibliographies

M Oct 3: Annotated Bibliographies Due in D2L Dropbox

                Rhetorical Analysis: UN Charter on Human Rights

Unit 2: Classical Argument

M Oct 3: Intro to Classical Argument
W Oct 5:  
F Oct 7:   Fall Break

M Oct 10: Discussion of MLK's Birmingham jail letter                             

W Oct 12: Writing 
Intros & Background
F Oct 14: Writing Background/Narratio
M Oct 17: Writing the Rebuttal, Call to Action
W Oct 19: Writing the Call to Action
F Oct 21:  First Drafts / Peer Review

M Oct 24 : Copyright and Fair Use                        
Graphics Banks assignment discussion
W Oct 26: Twitter feeds, open sourcing, catch and releaseF Oct 28:


Public Advocacy Website

M.Oct.31: Copyright and Fair use

W. Nov. 2: Graphics Bank Assignment (complete in class)

F. Nov 4: Twitter feed session/ CUTOFF DATE FOR CLASSICAL ARGUMENT


M.Nov.7: FAQ Assignment

W.Nov.9: FAQ workshop/ FAQ due 

F.Nov.11: Conflict Resolution & Framing


M.Nov.14: “About Me” assignment

W.Nov.16: Introduction to Wix templates

F.Nov.18: Toolbars and Tabs/ Editing Text in Wix


M.Nov.21: Using Images and Galleries in Wix

W.Nov.23:  Thanksgiving break

F.Nov.25:    Thanksgiving break


M.Nov.28: Wix work session & trouble-shooting

W.Nov.30:  Wix workshop in class

F.Dec.2: Wix workshop in class


M.Dec.5: Web advocacy presentations in class

W.Dec.7:  Web advocacy presentations in class

F.Dec.9: Study Day 


M.Dec.12: Final Exam Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

                        Open workshop / help session

                        Website must be transferred on Wix by 5 pm.


Unit 5: Public Advocacy

Networking Event
Working in Cafe
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