Rodgers.Science.Fiction.Master.Schedule



Week Topic Reading Assignment Writing AssignmentHandouts
1

 
Why Do "We" Read Science Fiction?  An Introduction to the Course    
Course Syllabus

"Imagining Worlds: Does Science Fiction Inform Our Technological Reality?" (Rodgers)

"What Is the Purpose of Science Fiction Stories?" (Berkson)

Science Fiction: A Very Brief Introduction (Seed)

Defining SF (SFE)

Introduction to Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction

 1.1: Questions About Our Course

1.2: Why Do You Read Science Fiction?

1.3: Defining Science Fiction

1.4: Reading Philip K. Dick's "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale"

 

What Is the MLA?

Taking Notes

Some Elements of Writing: Overview

Writing About Literature (Purdue OWL)

Writing About Literature (Norton LitWeb)
 2

 
Defining Science Fiction in General and in the U.S. in Particular: Generic, National, Historical, Disciplinary, and Cultural Issues / SF in the U.S. (1966 - 1989)       
Amazing Stories Vol. 1, No. 1 (1926)

Amazing Stories Vol. 1, No. 2 (1926)


Science Wonder Stories 1.1 (Gernsback (June, 1929))

Science Wonder Stories Vol. 1, No. 1 (1929)
 Elements of Fiction (Hookster)


Edward Bellamy, "The Blindman's World" (1886)

2.2: Reading Bellamy's "The Blindman's World" (1886) and Verhoven's Total Recall (1990)  


What Is Writing?: A
Brief Introduction to Writing as an Act of Communication
 (WiW)

Some Elements of Writing: Paragraphs

Some Elements of Writing: Writing About Texts


Bazerman Chapter 2

"Reading: Making a Mark" by David Bartholomae and Andrew Petrovsky

 3

 
SF in the United States (1926-1959)

CLASS SCHEDULE (Overview)

  1. Introduction to the Course: Why Do “We” Read Science Fiction? / Defining Science Fiction / Some Issues Related to Studying Science Fiction: Genre and Other Keywords

  2. Introduction to the Elements of Fiction and the Elements of Science Fiction (Dick)

  3. The Elements of Fiction and the Elements of Science Fiction (Pohl, Russ)

  4. The Elements of Fiction and the Elements of Science Fiction (Delany, LeGuin)

  5. Science Fiction and Science Fiction Studies Over the Years: Middles (Asimov, Bradbury)

  6. Science Fiction and Science Fiction Studies Over the Years: Middles (Heinlein, Del Rey)

  7. Science Fiction and Science Fiction Studies Over the Years: Beginnings / Midterm (Gernsback, et al.)

  8. Science Fiction and Science Fiction Studies Over the Years: Beginnings (Gernsback, et al.)

  9. Science Fiction Across Media: Print, Film, Digital (Total Recall?)

  10. Science Fiction Across Media: Print, Film, Digital (TBD)

  11. What Have We Learned?  What Would You Still Like to Read?

  12. What Can We Contribute to the Field of Science Fiction Studies?

  13. Presentations

  14. Presentations

  15. Final

Amazing Stories Vol. 33, No. 11 (1959)


Journal: 
LJ3: How Do You Write?

Group Assignment:
GA3: Brainstorming

RWA3: Brainstorming a Personal Literacies Narrative Essay
 My Writing Process

Brainstorming (UNC
Writing Center)

Brainstorming (KU Writing Center)

How Do I Start Writing?

College Writing: Some FAQs About Writing As a Process

Norton Guide to Writing Literacy Narrative Essays
 4

 
 


Personal "Literacies" Narrative Essay Assignment

Three Personal Narrative Essays About Reading and Writing

Lamott: Shitty First Drafts

Elements of Writing: Some Steps in Drafting
LJ4: What Are Your Strengths as a Communicator?

GA4: Drafting: What Worked, What Didn't, What Questions Do You Now Have

RWA4: Drafting a Personal Literacies Narrative Essay
Drafting: Some Steps (CUNY WriteSite)

Norton Guide to Writing Literacy Narrative Essays
 5

 
  

LJ5: Reflecting on the Drafting Process

GA5: Questions and Observations About the Revision Process: Structural Revision, Line Editing, Proofreading

RWA5: Preparing a Finished Draft
UNC Writing Center: Revision

Norton Field Guide: Revision

Guidelines for Peer Editing
 6

 
  LJ6: Reading Online and in Print

GA6: Questions and thoughts about summary writing, writing about texts, and what we are reading

RWA6: Actively Read and Respond to an Essay

Some Elements of Writing: Writing About Texts

Introduction to Summary Writing

Using Textual Evidence Effectively in Your Writing: Quoting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing

Norton: Reading Strategies

 7

 
SF across media"10 Movies Based on Philip K. Dick Stories"LJ7: If you were to tell a story...

GA7.1: Post Your One Paragraph Summary on the OpenLab :: DUE OCT.12

GA7.2: Post Your Draft Thesis Statement on the OpenLab :: DUE OCT. 15

RWA7: Write a five paragraph letter explaining why you agree or disagree with Carr's, LeGuin's, or Silverman's essay.

What Is a Thesis Statement?

Some Thesis Statement Tips

What Is a Paragraph?

What Is a Topic Sentence?

Structural Overview of a Five Paragraph Argumentative Response Essay

 8

Wednesday, Oct. 19 - 
Tuesday Oct. 25
Writing Is (a) Conversation(s):  Writing With and About Texts
Distinguishing Between Claims and Evidence

Using Textual Evidence Effectively (Quoting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing)
 LJ8: If I were to tell ____ what I really think...

GA8: Questions About Writing Argumentative Response Essays

RWA8: Revise Your One Paragraph Summary and Draft/Revise Your Argumentative Response Essay
 Overview and Chapter Summaries of They Say/I Say

They Say / I Say eBook

 9

Wednesday, Oct. 26 - 
Tuesday Nov. 1
Writing Is (a) Conversation(s):  Writing With and About TextsThe Phenomenon of Error in Writing

Understanding Complete Sentences in SWE

Professor Rodgers' Introduction to Understanding and Repairing Errors in SWE


LJ9: Writing, Dialects, and Choosing a Short Story

GA9: Questions and Answers About SWE

RWA9: Creating a Writing Inventory
Peer Review: Argumentative Response Essay
 10

Wednesday, Nov. 2 - 
Tuesday Nov. 8
Writing Is (a) Conversation(s):  Writing With and About Texts

Library Visit: 11/2, 4pm-4:50pm
A Brief Introduction to College Research

ENG1101 Research Assignment

ENG1101 Library Research Worksheet
 LJ10: What Issue Are You Passionate About?

GA10.1: Questions About Developing Research Questions and College Research Projects  

GA10.2: Which Story Are You Reading, Why?

RWA10: Introduction to College Research and Developing a Research Question
 
 11

Wednesday, Nov. 9 - 
Tuesday Nov. 15
Research ProjectsResearch Source Cover SheetLJ11: Read the short story you selected and, after reading it, spend five minutes writing about it.

GA11: Understanding Bibliographic Citations

RWA11: Collecting Sources
 
 12

Wednesday, Nov. 16 - 
Tuesday Nov. 22
Research ProjectsWhat Is a Bibliography?

Sample Annotated Bibliography
LJ12: Reflect on what it has been like to keep a weekly learning journal.

GA12: One Paragraph Blog Post Comparing and Contrasting Your Three Sources

RWA12: Preparing an Annotated Bibliography
 
 13

Wednesday, Nov. 23 - 
Tuesday Nov. 29
Research Projects


MLA In-Text Citation Style GuidelinesLJ13: Optional: Design Your Own Writing Prompt 

GA13: Questions About the Overview of Sources Essay

RWA13: Draft Overview of Sources Essay

Sample Overview of Sources Essay
 14

Wednesday, Nov. 30 - 
Tuesday Dec. 6
Research Projects

LEARNING JOURNALS DUE
Revise Overview of Sources Essay and Prepare Final Course Portfolio 
 15

Wednesday, Dec. 7 - 
Tuesday, Dec. 13
Final Exam Prep

FINAL PORTFOLIOS DUE



Course Review 
Wednesday, Dec. 14 Final Exam 





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