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:  Discussion of MLK's Birmingham jail letter                 Writing Intros & Background
F Oct 7:   Fall Break

M Oct 10: Writing Background/Narratio
W Oct 12: Writing the Rebuttal, Call to Action
F Oct 14: Open workshop class, attendance optional

M Oct 17: 
W Oct 19: 
F Oct 21:  

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


Unit 4:
Conflict Resolution
and Arbitration

M :  Graphics Banks due/ conflict                            resolution prep

W: Conflict resolution intro

F :  Conference Day

M: Conflict Resolution Terminology 

W : Mini-essay in-class writing

F : open workshop?


Unit 3: Framing & Warrants

: Intro to Framing

: Framing with syllogisms

: Syllowidget PPT lab

: FAQs assignment

: Present logical fallacies Youtubes

: holiday/class does not meet


Unit 5: Public Advocacy

Networking Event

: Intro to public advocacy & Wix website assignment

: Wix workshop: FAQs due

:  Wix workshop: general

: website workshop  

: website workshop

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