|Date||Topic||Read||Terms and Concepts||Do||Milestone|
|9/2||Introduction||Begin process of choosing advisors and select thesis/paper topic|
|9/9||Origins||Kuhn||Paradigm; teleology||Hand in commentary||(Only for thesis writers) Hand in 2 readers' names and brief justification of your choice|
|9/16||More origins; Reality and Representation||Rest Kuhn; handouts Science in Context||Reflexivity||Hand in commentary|
|9/23||(Social) Construction||Berger and Luckmann||Contained Relativism||Hand in commentary||
(All) hand in 1-2 page statement on your paper/thesis that adresses the following questions:
what is the topic of your thesis/term paper?
what question will it address?why is this an interesting question?
Why should anybody care?
Knowledge, Methods, and Data
|Wittgenstein and others (handouts)||Hand in commentary||
(Thesis writers only):
Hand in thesis advisor name; by this time you have met with your thesis advisor and asked for her/his advice (take notes!) on:
1. strategies for honing topic; 2. primary and secondary resources; 3. timeline for research and writing
|10/7||Representation||Latour (handout), Turnbull||Hand in commentary||
Thesis/paper prospectus due; be prepared to present next week
Address the following topics: 1.what question will you be addressing? 2.what body of data will you use? 3. how will you collect the data?
|10/28||Representation revisited||Hacking||Hand in commentary|
|11/4||Practices||Latour & Woolgar||Hand in commentary||
Literature review due.
The literature review surveys what previous researchers have had to say about your topic. Include an extensive, annotated bibliography. Use a standard ducumentation style, such as APA
|11/11||Practices||Pickering (handout)||Hand in commentary|
|11/18||Practices||Foucault||Hand in commentary||First draft of introductory chapter of thesis or thesis prospectus or complete term paper due. At least 15 pages, double spaced; includes the eight points (see description in guidelines)|
|11/25||Frameworks||Mol (handout)||Hand in commentary|
|12/2||Individual meetings ...||... to discuss first draft|
|12/9||Wrap||Hand in comments on course||Final version of chapter/prospectus/term paper due|