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  • Fall 2000 Weekly Class Schedule

    Unit I - Social Construction of Race

    8/25   What IS race and culture?
    8/28   Why can't we talk about race?
    8/30   Construction of race and identities
               Readings: Myers, Omi & Winant, 
               Yamato, Lugones
    9/1     African American and Bi-racial
               Identities
               Readings: Tatum, Harris
      
    9/4     Asian American, Latina/o American
               Readings: Tatum, Yamada, Tanno
    9/6     Native American, European Amer.
               Readings: Cameron, Frankenburg
    9/8     Narrative Autobiographies
               Reading: Clark & O'Donnell

    9/11   Hearing Others' Voices
               Reading: Race:An anthology 1-7
    9/13   Hearing Others' Voices
               Reading: Race:An anthology 8-14
    9/15   Hearing Others' Voices
               Reading: Race:An anthology 15-21

    Unit II - The Power of Language

    9/18    Wrap up of Race:An Anthology
    9/20    Discussion #1: Is Standard 
                American English Inherently Racist?
                Reading: Moore
    9/22    The Power of Language
                Reading: Orbe & Harris; 
                Gangotena

    9/25    English in Multicultural America
                Reading: Baron; Zentella
    9/27    Debate #1:  Bilingual Education
                Reading: Debating Points, Unit 4
    9/29    Ebonics
                Reading: Wolfram; Smitherman

    10/2    Communication Stereotypes
                Reading: Leonard & Locke
    10/4    Processing 
    10/6    Out of Class Workday

    Unit III - Race Issues on Campus

    10/9    Can we talk? "Censorship" and 
                Education
                Reading: D'Souza, New C'ship
    10/11  Discussion #2 - How Liberal is a 
                Liberal Arts Education?
                Reading: D'Souza, Illiberal Educ
    10/13  Fall Break - No Class

    10/16  Black/White Friendship
                Reading: Wilson & Russell
    10/18  The "Problem" with Friendship
                Reading: hooks; DeMott
    10/20  Debate #2:  Affirmative Action
                Reading: Debating Points, Unit 1

    10/23  Affirmative Action: A conservative
                view
                Reading: Steele (both chapters)
    10/25  Discussion #3: Can minorities be 
                racist?
    10/27  White Man's Burden (video) and
                discussion

    Unit IV - Media Portrayals of Race

    10/30  Continued discussion; catch up day
    11/1    Debate #3: Hate Speech
                Reading: Debating Points, Unit 7
    11/3    Discussion of Autobiographies
                *Outlines due in class*

    11/6    Discussion #4: Media portrayals of
                Race
                Reading: Orbe & Harris; Wilson &
                Russell
    11/8    Redefining Racism (video) and 
                discussion
    11/10  Out of class workday

    11/13  Smoke Signals (video) and 
                discussion
    11/15  Debate #4: Immigration
                Reading: Debating Points, Unit 2
    11/17  bell hooks speaks to us (video)
                Reading:  hooks

    11/27  Workshopping of Papers - 4 copies
                of paper due in class
    11/29  What do we learn from narratives?
                Reading: O'Grady
    12/1    Where do we go from here?
                Reading: Tatum

    12/4    Presentations
    12/6    Presentations
    12/8    Presentations

    12/14  Final Exam Period
  • Assignment Due Dates

         Weekly Response Journal Due Dates:

                     Monday, September 25

                     Monday, October 23

                     Friday, November 17
        

          Autobiography Due Dates:

                     Outline: Friday, November 3

                      Workshop Draft: Mon November 27

                      Final Paper: Monday, December 4

          Group-led Discussions:

                      September 20

                      October 11

                      October 25

                      November 6


           Debates:

                      September 27

                      October 20

                      November 1

                      November 15

                     

 

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Last Updated 9/15/2000