Schedule

Rhetoric, Not Just for Liars Anymore

9/6

In class: Introductions: How does this class work? What is this class about? What is Rhetoric?

9/8

Reading and Annotation: Booth - "How Many 'Rhetorics'?"
In class: Discuss reading and practice Hypothesis annotations, discuss Learning Record

9/13

Reading and Annotation: Booth - "Judging Rhetoric"
In class: Discuss reading and annotations, discus Learning Record

9/15

Reading and Annotation: Booth - "Media Rhetrickery"
In class: Discuss reading and Hypothesis annotations

9/16

Learning Record Part A Due by 5:00pm (interview and reflection)

Literature and/as Propaganda

9/20

Reading: 1/3 of Ender's game and annotate passages in Hypothesis
In class: Discuss reading and annotations, combined meeting with Prof. Brown and Prof. Humes

9/22

Reading: 2/3 Ender's game
In class: Discuss reading, respond to in-class writing prompt

9/27

Reading: Finish Ender's game
In class: Discuss reading, respond to in-class writing prompt

9/29

Reading: Response paper workshop

10/1

Ender's Game Response paper due by 5:00pm

10/4

Reading: 1/2 Little Brother and annotate passage in Hypothesis
In class: Discuss reading and annotations, introduction to Twine

10/6

- No Class - Prof. Brown at a Conference
Reading: 3/4 Little Brother

10/11

Reading: Finish Little Brother
In class: Discuss reading, Twine workshop

10/13

Twine workshop

10/18

Twine Workshop and Learning Record Discussion

10/19

Twine Game Due by 5:00pm

Studies in Rhetrickery

10/20

Trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see "Martine Syms: Neural Swamp / The Future Fields Commission"

10/22

Midterm Learning Record Due by 5:00pm

10/25

Reading and Annotation: "Digital Propaganda: The Power of Influencers"
In class: Discuss reading and annotations

10/27

Reading and Annotation: "Art Museum employees return to work with a union contract. But bad blood still lingers for some."
In class: Guest Speaker - Philly Museum Worker

11/1

Film screening
Feels Good Man

11/3

Reading and Annotation: "Lexicon of Lies"
In class: Discuss reading

11/8

Reading and Annotation: "Exposing Russia’s Effort to Sow Discord Online: The Internet Research Agency and Advertisements"
In class: Discuss reading and evidence linked in the report

11/10

Reading and Annotation: "Media Forensics and DeepFakes: An Overview"
In class: Discuss reading and experiment with DALL-E

11/15

"Well Played" session of Headliner

Using Rhetrickery for Good?

11/17

In class: Lorenz, "Birds Aren’t Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory"
Listen and Watch NYTimes Podcast - The Daily: "A Movement to Fight Misinformation...With Misinformation", Birds Aren't Real YouTube Channel: "THE TRUTH REPORT EP 1: EXPOSING TAYLOR LORENZ"
In class: Discuss and analyze "Birds Aren't Real"

11/22

In class: No class meeting, "Birds Aren't Real" response paper due by 5:00pm

11/24

Holiday - No class meeting

11/29

Reading and Annotation: "A.I. Is Mastering Language. Should We Trust What It Says?"
In class: Discuss reading, experiment with GPT-3

12/1

In class: Final Project Workshop

12/6

In class: Final Project Workshop

12/8

Final Project Presentations

12/13

Learning Record Workshop

12/16
Final Learning Record Due by 5:00pm