Weekly Schedule

 

Jump Ahead To:

Unit I (September 10-October 10)
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3  
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Unit II (October 17-November 7)
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Unit III (November 12-December 5)
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13

September 5

Introductions, Blackboard Instruction

 

Unit I: Representing Race, Racism, and Violence

 

Week 1

September 10

Reading Assignment: Toni Morrison, "Recitatif"

Class Exercise: Creative Critical Writing

Writing Exercise: Style

 

September 12

Class Exercise: Close Reading

Writing Exercise: One page close reading of a poem

One Page Style Exercise Due

Week 2

September 17

Othello, Acts I and II

Writing Exercise: Handout on "A" Student Critical Prose Style
One Page Close Reading Exercise Due

 

September 19

Othello Act III

Distribute First Essay Assignment and OED Workshop

Writing Exercise: Pre-Writing Techniques

 

Week 3

September 24

Othello, Act IV

Writing Exercise: Introductory Paragraphs
Pre-Writing Exercise Due (outline, clustering, free write, etc.)


September 26

Essay I Due In Class

Class Exercise: Revision and the Five Most Common Mistakes

Peer Group Work

 

Week 4 (Conferences this week on Essay I)

October 1

Class Exercise: Workshop of Essay I

Peer Review Comments of Peer Group Essays Due


October 3

In-Class Performance of Othello
Othello
Act V

Writing Exercise: Close Reading of Othello's speech
Five Most Common Mistakes/Style Exercise Due


Week 5

October 8

The Dutchman  (read the whole play)

Othello Close Reading Exercise Due


October 10

In-Class Performance of The Dutchman
Finish Discussion of The Dutchman
and Othello

Writing Exercise: Paragraph Exercise Part 1

 

Week 6

October 15

Writing Exercise: Paragraph Exercise Part 2
Essay I Revision Due In Class


Unit 2: Multiple Identities: Race, Ethnicity and Sexuality on the Stage


October 17

M. Butterfly Act I
Writing Exercise: Paragraphs on M. Butterfly: Posted to discussion board by 5:00 Sunday

Week 7

October 22

M. Butterfly, Acts II  and III
Essay 2 Assignment Distributed in Class

Writing Exercise: Essay Structure

Handout: How to "Read" a Film


October 24

Discuss film version of M. Butterfly (screening time TBA)
In-Class Peformance of M. Butterfly


Week 8

October 29

Giving Up the Ghost

 

October 31

In-Class Performance of Giving Up the Ghos

Reading: Giving Up the Ghost
Little English Handbook
on MLA Citation Style

MLA Citation Assignment Due


Friday, November 1
Essay #2 Due in my Mailbox by 4:00

Week 9

November 5

Class Workshop on Essay #2

 

November 7
Wrap-up and Discussion of Unit
Peer Group Meetings

Unit 3: Race and Class

 

Week 10

November 12

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

 

November 14

Six Degrees of Separation

 

 

Week 11

November 19

Six Degrees of Separation

 

November 21

Six Degrees of Separation

 

Week 12

November 26

Essay 3 Due In Class

 

November 28 Thanksgiving

 

Week 13

December 3

Final Workshop

 

December 5

Class Party

 

**Portfolios Due December 13th