Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday

8/29
Introductions: Me and my Object

8/30
Introduction
to Social Life of Objects. Read syllabus; policies; writing

9/1 Time and Time Devices
Planning and Time Management Workshop

9/4 Bicycles: evolution of technology

Read Bijker, part 1 (handout)
Writing assignment 1: precis

7 PM Evening showing: The Bicycle Thief


9/5 Bicycles: the social construction of technology
Read Bijker, part 2 (handout)




9/6 Discuss The Bicycle Thief


9/8 Workshop: Making Connections
- paper guidelines
- practicing analysis
- developing a topic

Today's Goal: Paper Topic

9/11 Do objects have politics?
Read "A Confederacy of Sauces" (handout)
Writing assignment 2: represent argument



9/12 Bring topic for paper 1 to class

Writing workshop
:
thesis development

Goal: Thesis




T/Th 7 PM : Writing Center Workshop
"Crafting a thesis"



9/13 Writing workshop:
- topic->thesis->outline->paper
- peer editing


9/15

Do objects have politics?
Read "Do objects have politics?"Winner (handout)


9/18
Paper 1 draft due in class;
peer editing

9/19 Writing workshop: what NOT to do! style issues and plagiarism

9/20
5 PM Paper 1 due (electronically)
Intro to second case study: Manhattan Project
Read
Harvey Mudd Mission Statement

9/22 Manhattan Project:
Read Hughes The Manhattan Project Ch. 1-4
9/25 Manhattan Project:
Read Hughes The Manhattan Project Ch. 5-8


7 PM Evening showing Day After Trinity

9/26 Manhattan Project:
Read Hughes The Manhattan Project Ch. 9-12



9/27 Manhattan Project
Writing assignment 3: Impression of DAT
Discuss Day After Trinity
Read Frayn Copenhagen

9/28 Read Frayn Copenhagen
10/2 Writing workshop:
Topic Development

Goal: Paper 2 Topic



7PM Evening Showing Copenhagen


10/3Writing workshop: thesis development
Bring topic for paper 2 to class
Goal: Paper 2 Thesis

T/Th 7 PM : Writing Center Workshop "Building a paper from a thesis"

10/4 Group project on Copenhagen, Manhattan Project and Day after Trinity

10/6 Making Connections: discuss Manhattan Project, Copenhagen, Day After Trinity
10/9
Paper 2 draft due in class
; peer editing



10/10 Writing workshop: how to polish and finish a paper

10/11 No Class
5 PM Paper 2 due (electronically)



10/13 Revision workshop: bring first paper to class

10/16 Fall break 10/17 Fall break 10/18 No class - Revision workday
Read 1984
7PM THURSDAY 10/19 Writing Center Workshop: Revision
10/20 No class - Revision workday
Read 1984
5PM Revision 1 due (paper copy)

10/23 Discuss 1984
Writing Assignment 4: 1984 and today

10/24 Discuss 1984

10/25 Research and research paper workshop: topic, outline, thesis, references, bibliography

10/27
Read Nelkin's article on controversies (handout)

10/30Computers, Life, Identity and Play
Read Turkle "What are we thinking about ...?" (handout)


7 PM Evening Showing Bladerunner

10/31 Computers, Life, Identity, and Play - The Matrix Discussion

9 PM Research paper topic due (electronically)

7 PM Writing Center Workshop: Research Paper


11/1 Library Instruction: Library databases and search strategies (Honnold library)

11/3 No Class - Research paper workday

11/6 Computers, Life, Identity, and Play
Read
"Chess for Gir

Writing Assignment 5: annotated bibliography and thesis

11/7

Individual meetings

11/8

Individual meetigs

11/10

Library workday (Honnold)
11/13
Paper 3 draft due in class; peer editing

11/14 No class - Research paper workday

11/15 No class - Research paper workday

5 PM Paper 3 due (electronically)

11/17 Revision Workshop
Bring (revised) first, and second paper to class

11/20 Advising workshop 11/21 Revision workday

No class - advising days
11/22 Revision workday

No class - advising days
11/24 Thanksgiving break
11/27 Revision workshop

11/28 Writing workshop: portfolio instructions
Goal: Write Portfolio Plan

5PM
Revision 2 due

11/29 Portfolio introductions due in class; peer editing



12/1 Presentations Workshop
Bring portfolio introduction to class

12/4 Presentations 12/5 Presentations 12/6 Presentations

12/8 3 PM Portfolio due (PAPER COPY)
Presentations
Course evaluations