Course Daily Schedule

Reconsidering James Baldwin in an Era of #BlackLivesMatter (FYW-1259)

Fall 2016 FYW Schedule

Academic Calendar fall 2016

Google Drive resources link:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B5rkPGGYEGphMEs3b2V0OXJTZjA&usp=sharing



Week 1

W August 24

Introductions

James Baldwin (Aug. 2, 1924 – Dec. 1, 1987)

First Year Seminars (See the university guide)

The Good Student Trap, Adele Scheele

“A House of My Own,” Sandra Cisneros


F August 26

Jenny Colvin, library introduction

Prologue, Vertigo, Louise DeSalvo (course files, PDF)

Superman and Me, Sherman Alexie

Discuss Essay 1 (personal narrative)



Week 2

M August 29

“Let America Be America Again,” Langston Hughes

“Theme for English B,” Langston Hughes

[Related: Revisiting “Theme for English B” by Langston Hughes]

REFLECTION 1

The Transition to College Writing, Preface, Ch. 1


W August 31

A Report from Occupied Territory, James Baldwin

A HerStory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement


F September 2

REFLECTION 2

Transition, Chs. 2-3



Week 3

M September 5

Labor Day Holiday


W September 7

Jenny Colvin, library and the disciplines

Academic/Scholarly Writing

(See Writing for Specific Fields)

Writing as a Young Scholar/Academic

Advice on Writing, Trish Roberts-Miller

Advice to Students and Authors: Submitting Your Work

Essay submission guidelines

Discuss Writer/Scholar Project


F September 9

Workshop Essay 1



Week 4

M September 12

Beginnings

Lockridge: “The American Myth,” James Baldwin

REFLECTION 3

Transition, Ch. 4


W September 14

“Peculiar Benefits,” Roxane Gay

Workshop Essay 1


F September 16

Essay 1 first submission DUE; peer review in class



Week 5

M September 19

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Why Ta-Nehisi Coates Isn’t Our James Baldwin


W September 21

REFLECTION 4

Transition, Ch. 5


F September 23

Adrienne Rich’s Poetic Transformations – The New Yorker

“The Baldwin Stamp,” Adrienne Rich

REFLECTION 5

Style, Part 1 (Lesson 1 and 2)



Week 6

M September 26

If Black English Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is? James Baldwin


W September 28

Essay 2 workshop


September 30

“Water Is Life,” by Barbara Kingsolver.

REFLECTION 6

Transition, Ch. 6



Week 7

M October 3

Baldwin non-fiction choice discussion


W October 5

REFLECTION 7

Style, Lessons 3-4


F October 7

Essay 2 first submission DUE; peer review in class



Week 8

M October 10

Citation, APA (See OWL)

(See HEREHERE and HERE about different citation styles)

Plagiarism

Jenny Colvin, library

REFLECTION 8

Style, Appendix  II (Using Sources)


W October 12

MIDTERM

Writer/Scholar Project (in-class share; video/PP submission DUE)


F October 14

Brainstorm Essay 3/research

Class meeting in LIB 043



Week 9

M October 17

Fall Break


W October 19

Black Body: Rereading James Baldwin’s “Stranger in the Village,” Teju Cole

REFLECTION 9

Transition, Chs. 7

Workshop


F October 21

Speaker: Coleman Allums, The Unmasking of a White Boy

REFLECTION 10

Transition, Chs. 8

Workshop



Week 10

M October 24

Baldwin non-fiction choice discussion

Workshop


W October 26

Workshop, Essay 3

REFLECTION 11

Transition, Conclusion


F October 28

Jenny Colvin, evaluating sources

REFLECTION 12

Style, Lessons 5-6



Week 11

M October 31

Baldwin non-fiction choice discussion

Workshop


W November 2

Workshop, Essay 3 (topic, sources DUE)


F November 4

REFLECTION 13

Style, Part 3 (Lessons 7-8)

Workshop



Week 12

M November 7

Workshop

Sample APA essay with notes


W November 9

Essay 3 first submission DUE; peer review in class


F November 11

Baldwin non-fiction choice discussion

REFLECTION 14

Style, Lessons 9-10

Workshop



Week 13

M November 14

Baldwin non-fiction choice discussion

Workshop


W November 16

Workshop, Essay RWs, Essay 4 brainstorm


F November 18

Workshop



Week 14

M November 21

REFLECTION 15

Style, Lessons 11-12

Workshop


W November 23

Thanksgiving Holiday


F November 25

Thanksgiving Holiday



Week 15

M November 28

Essay 4 first submission DUE; peer review in class


W November 30

In-Class conferences/ workshop


F December 2

In-Class conferences/ workshop



Week 16

M December 5

Baldwin non-fiction choice discussion; small group share in class

Essay 4RW DUE

FINAL DUE:

All initial essay submissions of E.1, E.2, E.3, E.4 and at least one RW of all four essays as well as conferences.



Final Exam/ Final Writing Portfolio

FYW-1259-02 — HIP 107, 12:30-1:20 MWF

Th December 08 12:00-2:30 PM (Final Writing Portfolio DUE December 14)

FYW-1259-01 — HIP 106, 9:30-10:20 MWF

W December 14 8:30-11:00 AM