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English 102
Spring 2012
Prof. Jack Tabor

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Week 1
(1) Monday, January 23
      In Class: Introductions and writing diagnostic distributed.
(2) Wednesday, January 25
      In Class: ENG102 writing diagnostic - discussion and exam.

Week 2
(3) Monday, January 30.
      Reading due: Bates, "America the Beautiful" (OL); "Yankee Doodle" (LO); "The Battle Cry of Freedom" and "Home, Sweet Home" (LO); Composing and Revising (H: C1 - C3) and "Writing about texts" (H: A1-A3).

(4) Wednesday, February 1.
      Reading due: Jefferson, "A Declaration By the Representatives of the United States of America" (OL); "Writing Paragraphs" (H: C4).
      Writing due: Research Log 1

Week 3
(5) Monday, February 6.
      Reading due: Edwards, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" (OL)
      Film Viewing Due: Jesus Camp (2-hr reserve at MCCC Library or view on-line at Amazon.com Instant Video for $2.99).

(6) Wednesday, February 8.
      Reading due: "Conducting research" (H: R1) and "Evaluating sources" (H: R2); and "MLA In-text Citations" and Works Cited (H: MLA-1 - MLA-5); and "Managing Information [and] Avoiding Plagiarism" (H: R3).
      In class: Information literacy workshop.

Week 4
(7) Monday, February 13.
      Reading due: Thoreau, selections from Walden (OL).
      Writing due: Paper 1

(8) Wednesday, February 15.
      Reading due: Antin, "The Promised Land" (OL); and Bourdain, selections from Kitchen Confidential (OL)
      Film Viewing Due: American Beauty (1999) (2-hr reserve at MCCC Library or view on-line at Amazon.com Instant Video for $2.99)

Week 5
(9) Monday, February 20.
      Reading due: Ehrenreich, "Serving in Florida" (OL).
      Writing due: Research Log 2

(10) Wednesday, February 22.
      Reading due: O'Brien, "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong" (OL); and Piercy, "What's That Smell in the Kitchen" (OL).

Week 6
(11) Monday, February 27.
      Reading due: From 9/11 Commission Report, Preface and "We Have Some Planes" (OL); Sanger, "Deterrence 2.0" (OL); Jones, "The meaning of 911s Most Controversial Photo" (OL); Schmemann, "President Vows to Exact Punishment for 'Evil'" (OL); Bush, "Address to the Nation on the Terrorist Attacks: September 11, 2001" (OL); and Alkana, "What Happened on 9/11? Nine Years of Polling College Undergraduates" (OL).
      Film viewing due: United 93 (film) (view on-line at Amazon.com Instant Video for $2.99)

(12) Wednesday, February 29.
      Reading due: Ethridge, "Bearing Witness" (OL): selections from Hurricane Blues (TBA); and
      Writing due: Research Log 3

Week 7
(13) Monday, March 5
      Reading due: Eggers, Zeitoun (3 - 93); and "Constructing reasonable arguments" and "Evaluating Arguments" (H: A3)

(14) Wednesday, March 7.
      Reading due: Eggers, (154 - 245); and Gottschalk, "Stereotyping Muslims and Establishing the American Norm" (OL).

Week 8
(15) Monday, March 12.
      Reading due: Eggers, (245 - 273);
      Writing due: Paper 2

(16) Wednesday, March 14.
      Reading due: Eggers (273 - 325).

Week 9
(17) Monday, March 26.
      Reading due: "The Apocalypse of St. John the Apostle"; Genesis 1 - 9 (OL).
      Writing due: Research Log 4

(18) Wednesday, March 28.
      Reading due: Cronin, "The Last City" (OL); LeGuin, "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" (OL); and Bailey, "End of the World As We Know It" (OL).

Week 10
(19) Monday, April 2.
      Reading due: McCarthy, The Road (3 - 135)

(20) Wednesday, April 4.
      Reading due: McCarthy, (135 - 175).
      In class: The Road (2008)

Week 11
(21) Monday, April 9.
      Reading due: McCarthy, (175 - 287).
      In class: The Road (2008)

(22) Wednesday, April 11.
      Film Viewing Due: An Inconvenient Truth (2-hr reserve at MCCC Library or view on-line at Amazon.com Instant Video for $2.99).

Week 12
(23) Monday, April 16.
      Reading due: Reading due: Clemmitt, "Climate change" (OL); Lovelock, "The State of the Earth" (OL); and McKibben, "A New World" (OL).
      Writing due: Paper 3

(24) Wednesday, April 18.
      Reading due: McKibben, "Pie in the Sky" (OL) and "A Deeper Shade of Green" (OL); and Friedman, "20 E.C.E." (OL);

Week 13
(25) Monday, April 23.
      Reading due: Beavan, selections from No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process (OL).
      Film viewing due: No Impact Man (2-hr reserve at MCCC Library or view on-line at Amazon.com Instant Video for $2.99).

(26) Wednesday, April 25
      Writing due: Paper 4 Research Proposal due (Research Log 5)

Week 14
(27) Monday, April 30
      In class: Research proposal conferences

(28) Wednesday, May 2
      In class: Research proposal conferences

Week 15
(29) Monday, May 7
      In class: Research and writing workshop (class will meet in the library)

(30) Wednesday, May 9
      Writing due: Paper 4

 

Endnotes

Library of Congress Photography Archive.

The film Jesus Camp (2006) may be viewed at Amazon.com in the Amazon Instant Video section: http://www.amazon.com/JESUS-CAMP/dp/B001AMRHNU/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1325680120&sr=1-1. This title is also available for viewing at Mercer WWC Library (On 2-hour reserve).

The film American Beauty (1999) may be viewed at Amazon.com in the Amazon Instant Video section: http://www.amazon.com/American-Beauty/dp/B005721Y7Y/ref=atv_dp_canc

The film United 93 (2006) may be viewed at Amazon.com in the Amazon Instant Video section: http://www.amazon.com/United-93/dp/B000JF9PSO/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1324008463&sr=1-1

The film An Inconvenient Truth (2006) may be viewed at Amazon.com in the Amazon Instant Video section: http://www.amazon.com/Inconvenient-Truth-Al-Gore/dp/B000ME5B30/ref=sr_1_1_vod_0_ren?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1325795218&sr=1-1. This title is also available for viewing at Mercer WWC Library (On 2-hour reserve)

The film No Impact Man (2009) may be viewed at Amazon.com in the Amazon Instant Video section: http://www.amazon.com/No-Impact-Man/dp/B002YDRA4K/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1324009043&sr=1-1

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