Endsc101

Class Schedule
Date
Topic
Assignment
Memory and Interpretation in Oral History / Summaries

August 30
Writing rules; reading to understand, reading to respond; digital story; Peer mentor- class introductions
homework: Read Alessandro Portelli “What Makes Oral History Different”

September 2
Diagnostic; reading as a believer, reading as a doubter; composition short summary assignment; annotate Portelli
Homework: Read and summarize Fred Allison “Remembering a Vietnam War Firefight: Changing Perspectives Over Time”

September 6 - Labor day No class

September 9
Peer mentor – W Curve; Fact vs. opinion; paraphrasing accurately and ethically; Practice paraphrasing Allison; in-class interviewing – focal point
homework: composition short summary of Mark Roseman “Surviving Memory: Truth And Accuracy in Holocaust Testimony”

September 13
composition short summary of Mark Roseman “Surviving Memory: Truth And Accuracy in Holocaust Testimony” due rhetorical triangle and audience: ethos, pathos, logos; composition long summary assignment; titles, introductions, conclusions
Peer mentor – Clubs on campus
homework: Read Katherine Borland “ ‘That’s Not What I Said’: Interpretational Conflict in Oral Narrative Research”

September 16
Administer SISAQ
Example summary; identifying main and suporting ideas; paragraph organization and transitions; style
homework: Draft of long composition summary of Kathleen Blee “Evidence, Empathy, and Ethics: Lessons from Oral Histories of the Klan"; revise short summary

September 20
Peer review of composition long summary; revised short summary due; summarize in pairs; consent forms
Peer mentor – University resources
homework: long composition summary of Kathleen Blee “Evidence, Empathy, and Ethics: Lessons from Oral Histories of the Klan"; read Anna Green “The Exhibition that Speaks for Itself: Oral History and Museums”;consent form for interview

Septermber 23
long composition summary of Kathleen Blee “Evidence, Empathy, and Ethics: Lessons from Oral Histories of the Klan" due; Composition profile assignment; consent form; consent form 2; Seven Elements of Digital Storytelling
homework: Read selected profiles; Read Studs Terkel, with Tony Parker “Interviewing an Interviewer”

September 27
discover group museum project assignment; ; organization and controlling themes of personal essays – outlining course readings; showing not telling; class constructed grading criteria for composition profile; style - action verbs

September 30
prepare for midterm; History museums field trip
homework: Read Ruth Finnegan “Family Myths, Memories and Interviewing"

October 4
eportfolio; Composition midterm and grading
homework: Draft of composition profile (bring three copies); read Mark Klempner “Navigating Life Review Interviews with Survivors of Trauma”

October 7
LRC; peer review of composition profile; composition research project assignment; brainstorming research topics; sign-up for conferences; Discover Museum presentation - academic questions
Homework:Revised composition profile and list of possible composition research topics; interview transcription/summary due

October 11 - Fall Break

October 14 - No class -conferences on Composition profile assignmentand composition research project assignment; and discover digital story
Homework: Revise composition profile assignment; |library guided self tour; read Susan K. Burton” Issues in Cross Cultural Interviewing: Japanese Women in England”

October 18 - Library research day; Composition profile assignment due; reflection on personal narrative
Homework: Discover museum project; read Irina Sherbakova “The Gulag in Memory”

October 21 - Discover Museum Project; Museum and DC Presentation; narrowing/expanding topics through research; developing research questions before and during research; midterm evaluation
Homework: Research plan; Museum and DC Presentation

October 25 Library research day; museum project contribution; midterm course evaluation - class changes; research plan due]];Museum and DC Presentation due
Homework: Find and annotate two articles from proquest and two articles from academic search complete

October 28 - discuss themes and historical research of digital scripts; Working towards a theme; conference on individual strengths and weaknesses; distinguishing primary and secondary sources; thinking about our research findings
Homework: Find and annotate two articles from proquest and two articles from academic search complete

November 1- Condensing stories to no more than 300 words; Working towards a thesis; types of evidence; finding types of evidence in article; evaluating sources; assertions and evidence - the 80% rule
Homework: Discover script for peer review (three copies)

November 4: Discover script due for peer review (three copies); Discuss themes; peer review discover script; coordination and subordination; sentence combining
Homework:revise script

November 8 - script due; discover reflection on oral history assignment; review readings; Oral presentations; prepare for group conference
Homework: Prepare for group conference

November 11 - group conference; hooks for introductions
Homework: collect images for digital story; record voice track with revised script; prepare for Oral presentations;

November 15 - Digital storytelling in Lab 7; integrating quotations smoothly
Homework: answer questions for Discover reflection; collect all images

November 18- Digital storytelling in Lab 7; images due; Oral presentations; discussion of Discover reflection
Homework: Draft of Discover reflection; draft of research essay

November 22 - Draft of Discover reflection due (one copy); draft of research essay due (4 copies); Digital storytelling in Lab 7; MLA: writing our works cited page; Nancy Sommers; shitty first drafts
Homework: writing group letters for research essay

November 25 - Thanksgiving

November 29 - Discover reflection returned; writing group meeting; Digital storytelling in Lab 7
Homework: revise Discover reflection

December 2 - Discover reflection due and uploaded to taskstream
Homework: Revise Composition research essay

December 6 - Composition research essay due; screening of digital stories
Homework: finish Digital story; upload to site; draft comparative analysis essay for peer review

December 9 - Review for composition final; draft of comparative analysis essay due; peer review of composition comparative analysis; screening digital stories
Homework: Revise composition comparative analysis

December 11 Saturday 10:00-12:30 room tba; composition comparative analysis due

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License