Unit 1 Schedule

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WEEK 1

T, 9/5
In class: Introductions, syllabus overview, Google Drive setup
HW:  Complete survey, read articles, play Factitious.

Th, 9/7
In class: Unit 1: What is post-truth? Look at some example blogs and set up WordPress.
HW: Read Caulfield 1-6 and fact-check a claim from your social media feed and write about it in a Google Doc


WEEK 2

T, 9/12
In class: Checking emotions, fact-checking sites, linking and embedding in WordPress
HW: Caulfield 7-11; write your second post on WordPress (WP #2)

Th, 9/14
In class: Going upstream, part 1: texts
HW: Caulfield 12-15; WP #2


WEEK 3

T, 9/19
In class: Creating blog rubrics
HW: Caulfield 16-18, WP #3

Th, 9/21
In class: Reading laterally, filter bubbles
HW: Eli Pariser’s TED talk, WP #4


WEEK 4

T, 9/26
In class: Reading laterally, part 2
HW: Caulfield chapters on “Stupid journal tricks,” WP #5

Th, 9/28
In class: Reading laterally, part 3
HW: Skim Caulfield chapters on Field Guide (skip around); WP #6


WEEK 5

10/3
In class: Ideas for final post and using other tools: the Wayback Machine, timestamps, confirmation bias, and more
HW: Work on Truth-O-Meter drafts

10/5
In class: Share and discuss Truth-o-meter drafts with support from Rowan Writing Center tutors.
HW: Finish Truth-O-Meter and post by midnight 10/6