Schedule

This schedule describes both what you are responsible for completing prior to class and what we will be doing each day during class. Annotations are due by 9:00pm on the evening prior to the class meeting. This provides me with an opportunity to review your annotations before we meet.

Though I will make every effort to keep to this schedule, it is subject to change. Any changes will be announced in class.

Introductions

9/3

  • In class: Introductions - What is this class about, and what kind of work will we be doing?

9/5

  • Reading and Annotation: Arendt
  • In class: Commonplace book sharing, discuss reading and practice Hypothesis annotations


Defining the Problem

Lexicon of Lies

9/10

  • Reading and Annotation: Lexicon of Lies pp1-10
  • In class: Commonplace book sharing, discuss reading and Hypothesis annotations

9/12

  • Reading and Annotation: Lexicon of Lies pp11-20
  • In class: Commonplace book sharing, discuss reading and Hypothesis annotations

Bullshit

9/17

  • Reading and Annotation: Frankfurt
  • In class: Commonplace book sharing, discuss reading and Hypothesis annotations

9/19

  • Reading and Annotation: Frankfurt (re-read and re-annotate)
  • In class: Commonplace book sharing, discuss reading and Hypothesis annotations

Post-Truth

9/24

  • Reading and Annotation: McIntyre pp1-62
  • In class: Commonplace book sharing, discuss reading and Hypothesis annotations

9/26

  • Reading and Annotation: McIntyre pp63-88
  • In class: Commonplace book sharing, discuss reading and Hypothesis annotations

10/1

  • Reading and Annotation: McIntyre pp89-150
  • In class: Commonplace book sharing, discuss reading and Hypothesis annotations

10/3

  • Reading and Annotation: McIntyre pp151-172
  • In class: Commonplace book sharing, discuss reading and Hypothesis annotations

Review and Exam

10/8

  • Exam review session

10/10

  • Exam 1 (Commonplace books submitted with exam)


Responses to the Problem

Media Literacy

10/15

10/17

Debunking

10/22

  • Reading and Annotation: Nyhan and Reifler
  • In class: Commonplace book sharing, discuss reading and Hypothesis annotations

10/24

  • Reading and Annotation: Wood and Porter
  • In class: Commonplace book sharing, discuss reading and Hypothesis annotations

Demagoguery

10/29

10/31

  • Reading and Annotation: Hahl et al
  • In class: Commonplace book sharing, discuss reading and Hypothesis annotations

Information Warfare

11/5

  • Reading and Annotation: CBInsights - Memes that Kill: The Future of Information Warfare
  • In class: Commonplace book sharing, discuss reading and Hypothesis annotations

11/7

  • Reading and Annotation: Jared Prier - Commanding the Trend: Social Media as Information Warfare
  • In class: Commonplace book sharing, discuss reading and Hypothesis annotations

Review and Exam

11/12

  • Exam review session

11/14

  • Exam 2 (Commonplace books submitted with exam)

Collaborative Research on Truth and Lies in the Digital World

11/19

  • Group meetings for planning presentations and creating handout

11/21

  • Group meetings for planning presentations and creating handout

11/26

  • Dry run of presentations (all groups must participate and all group members must be present)

11/28

  • NO CLASS, THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

12/3

  • Presentations

12/5

  • Presentations

12/10

  • Course evaluations
  • Extra credit opportunity