Good luck this fall everyone!
Whee! Syllabus/lesson plans attached. Unit plans can be found here:
I'd appreciate any comments you guys might have on these suckers! Dan, I'm looking forward to discussing these with you on Thursday. Fellow compshoppers, I've really enjoyed our class, and I think you're all going to be great comp teachers, so I'll certainly take your suggestions to heart. Hope everyone has a great summer, and best of luck next year!
All my stuff.
Here's my tentative syllabus (with a course calendar that I'll be elaborating into daily lesson plans over the next few days) and unit projects for next year. All the Unit Projects are borrowed (the first two from Blackboard, the last from Ricky); I picked Units with a Carolina focus (in the hopes of encouraging the students to explore campus and to play off their first-semester freshmen enthusiasm) and an emphasis on group work (hopefully this will help with peer review and holistic scoring, two elements of the class I really want to emphasize).
Assignment 1: Popular Culture
Feeder One: Criticker Feeder Assignment (2 Parts)
Unit 1: Popular Culture
Length: 500 words/Two pages, typed, double-spaced
A band is in dire need of a website make-over and have hired you as a youth consultant to help them update their image. They know that their website is an important part of constructing their identity as a band, appealing to a specific, target audience to increase music downloads, ticket sales and radio plays. Your first assignment is to analyze their website in a two page, double spaced essay.
• What can you discern about the band's target audience from the website?
I'm not sure if I'll end up actually using this project this semester, but I'd really appreciate and thoughts/suggestions on how to improve it; I'm especially interested in how to make it work in a holistic classroom.
Unit One: Reality TV Takeover