!! Elements Syllabus, Fall 2005

* Course description. Intro to PmWiki.
* intro exercise: ThreeHundredWordsInPrint
!!! Thurs, Sept 1
CourseDescription - questions
intro exercise: ThreeHundredWordsInPrint
* Part 1 due in class on Thursday, 1 Sept.
* Part 2 (text and notes) due in class on Tuesday, 6 Sept.

!!! Tues, 6 Sept
Post and review the second part of ThreeHundredWordsInPrint and look at notes.

!!! Thurs, 8 Sept
* Intro to wiki
* assignment: SetUpAWikiNamePage
* for reference, see Main/GettingStarted, and Main/StyleGuide. PmWiki/TextFormattingRules explains advanced formatting.
* assignment: read Stoner and Perkins, chap 1

!!! Tues, Sept 13
* Review of a few WikiName pages. Image - list - links as introduction.
* Review S & P chap 1: WhatMakesThisRhetorical

!!! Thurs, Sept 15
* Finish up review of WhatMakesThisRhetorical
* Review BalconyViewExercise and a critical stance
* 'for Tues, read S & P chap 3'

!!! Tues, Sept 20
* S & P chap 3: Method: getting started with email
* Start describing email in class. Continue this out of class. Follow thorough on interpretation. Tidy up your notes, arranging them under the appropriate headings (description, analysis, and interpretation). When in doubt, consult Stoner and Perkins, chap 3. Due Thursday, 6:00 am.
* FirstLookAtEmail
* FirstEMailExample
* ListOfRhetoricalFeaturesOfEmail
* BasicSentencePatterns (adapted from Lanham)
* Start collecting spam for next week's project.

!!! Thurs, Sept 22
* Notes on first email exercise. Notes in AdviceOnMethod thanks to Aspen. All are invited to contribute to the page: help each other out.
* Reminder: Collect spam for Tuesday
* %color=red%deadline extended: SecondLookAtEmail. Due Monday, midnight.%%
I will not be posting the email exchange for this exercise online. If you need it, email me, or try my office on Monday.
* for reference and use in the second look -
ListOfRhetoricalFeaturesOfEmail
BasicSentencePatterns (adapted from Lanham)
AdviceOnMethod

!!! Tues, Sept 27
as of 4:21 pm, Monday\\
Stuck? Have a look at Aaron's or Erin's or Aspen's work for a sense of how to proceed. Natasha and Mark are moving along, too. For analysis and interp, see if the the concepts in BaronOnEmail help you: candor, informality, and email "as a medium that doesnÂ’t require attention to public face."

If it's helpful, take until Monday midnight to work on this exercise. We'll move right into the spam project on Tuesday morning.

* Start the SpamProject
!!! for Thurs, Sept 29
* Read Stoner and Perkins chap 4, pp 46 - 58
* Bring 20 pieces of spam printed out
* continue SpamProject: Description

!!! for Thurs, Sept 29
* Read Stoner and Perkins chap 4, pp 46 - 58
* on Thurs, SpamProject: Description

!!! for Tues, 4 Oct
Tuesday we'll move on to analysis, so you'll need to have your descriptions developed enough to use in analysis. by classtime on Tuesday.
* Work collectively on the wiki to develop your descriptions. Aim at characterizing each group and the spam as a whole. But hang on to the details, too, as you will use them in your analysis. See SpamProject and refer to S&P. chap 4 for guidance. Refer to HandlistOfSpamFeatures for features and devices to look at.
* Read Stoner and Perkins, chap 5.
* Read Stoner and Perkins, chap 9. Valuable in this chapter will be Arrangement (144 - 147), and Three forms of proof: ethos, pathos, logos (148 - 153). You'll need these concepts as the search model for this project.

!!! Tues, 4 Oct and Thurs, 6 Oct
* Continue the SpamProject with Analysis.
* Draw primarily on Stoner and Perkins, chap 9: forms of proof for your search model.
* For reference, especially for tropes and figures, see Glossary of Rhetorical Terms, compiled by Dr. Richard Nordquist
* HandlistOfSpamFeatures

!!! Tues, 11 Oct
* Analyses should be ready by classtime on Tues, 11 Oct.
* Keep in mind that analysis draws on a search strategy, in this case concepts of rhetorical proof: ethos, logos, and pathos.
* Keep in mind, too, that rhetoric is more than persuading a person. Rhetors seek to affect an audience's beliefs, values, or actions (S&P,p 3). You're looking at - analyzing - how rhetors use devices to do that.
* Work in class on planning and preparing your presentation.
* Option of creating a *SummaryReport page. Refer to the SpamProject page.

!!! Thurs, 13 Oct
* We'll start the presentations. 10 mins. each group.
* For Tues, Oct 18: DoItYourSelfSpam


!!! Tues, 18 Oct
* DoItYourSelfSpam interpretation presentations. If they're like those JML presented last Thursday, they're gonna be good.
* Refer to DoingNotesOnTheSpamInterp

!!! Thurs, 20 Oct
* Spam notes and responses due.

The rhetoric of web design
* HandlistOfWebDesign | my notes
* for Tuesday, 25 Oct: FirstLookAtWebPages: Description

!!! Tues, 25 Oct
* FirstLookAtWebPages: Description due
* Inclass exercise: WhoAmIThisTime

!!! Thurs, 27 Oct
* Class meeting cancelled. I'm presenting here.


!!! Tues, 1 Nov
* Collected stuff on rhetoric of web design is now at WebDesignIndex
* treats!
* debrief on FirstLookAtWebPages
* in-class practice with methods

!!! Thurs, 3 Nov
Considering the role the visitor is placed in by the text and pages: VisitorRoles
* In-class review of search model: VisitorRoles - an extension of WhoAmIThisTime
* Assign SecondLookAtWebPages: description to analysis
* 'Due 6:00 pm Monday, Nov 7.'
* Collected stuff on rhetoric of web design is now at WebDesignIndex

!!! Tues, 7 Nov
* entry points - links - mapping - images on http://www.grrl.com/
* SiteVisit: start in class. Continue on Thursday, Nov 9. Possibly present on Tues, Nov 15.
* You might need to consult VisitorRoles
* for Thurs, 9 Nov, read S&P, chap 17: Visual Communication

!!! Thurs, 10 Nov
* a look at second look
* Continue SiteVisit work in groups. Post notes and materials for your presentation to your group page on SiteVisit. Link to grrl pages. Present on Thurs, Nov 17.
* When appropriate, draw on
VisitorRoles
chap 9: especially ethos
chap 17: Visual Communication


!!! Tues, 15 Nov
* assign ReEnvisioningTheBSUHomePage. Due next Tues
* Continue SiteVisit work in groups. Post notes and materials for your presentation to your group page on SiteVisit. Link to grrl pages. Present on Thurs, Nov 17.
* When appropriate, draw on
VisitorRoles
chap 9: especially ethos
chap 17: Visual Communication

!!! Thurs. 17 Nov
* Groups present SiteVisit findings. 10 - 15 mins each.

!!! Tues. 22 Nov
* Studio review of ReEnvisioningTheBSUHomePage

!!! for Tues, 29 Nov
Review the viewer responses to your pages and draw up some notes about ResponsesToWebRedesign. Hand in your notes with the viewer responses on Tues, 29 Nov.

!!! Thurs, 1 Dec
Review the viewer responses to your pages and draw up some notes about ResponsesToWebRedesign. Hand in your notes with the viewer responses.

* We'll start ThreeWeblogExercises by looking at some blogs and compiling a set of notes on RhetoricalElementsOfWeblogs.

We'll start the first in-class exercise on Tues, Dec 6. (We have time left in the semester for only two exercises, not three.)

Prepare by reviewing
* chap 1: characteristics of rhetoric, esp pp. 3 - 6 intentionality and definition of rhet (p. 6): the study of messages that rely on verbal and nonverbal symbols that more or less intentionally influence social attitudes, values, beliefs, and actions.
* chap 5: analysis, esp pp 79 - 82: patterns

!!! Tues, Dec 6
ThreeWeblogExercises begins today with a look at 'subject, length frequency, and occasion of posting.'
The weblogs are
* http://www.girlhacker.com/log.html
* http://www.mommyneedscoffee.com/
* http://www.plasticbag.org/
* http://trishwilson.typepad.com/blog/
* http://weblogs.elearning.ubc.ca/brian/

!!! Thurs, Dec 8
ThreeWeblogExercises continues.

Individual blogs appear to use links in characteristic ways, just as they seem to follow patterns of use in subject, frequency, and occasions. While we're more interested in the use of links in the large, rhetoric grounds that interest in the study of particulars. We look to the particular to tell us about the general.

Look at links using the page Links in blogging to guide your attention.

Catalog the links you find to get a sense of
* the patterns of linking you see the blogger engaging
* the range of use of links
* the effect of those links

The weblogs for today are
* http://www.girlhacker.com/log.html
* http://weblogs.elearning.ubc.ca/brian/
* http://www.geofftech.co.uk/iblog/
* http://trishwilson.typepad.com/blog/


!!!! references
* RhetoricalElementsOfWeblogs.
* WeblogIndex
* Links
* Links in blogging


* SpamProject
* EmailIndex
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