Course Schedule

Tuesday, January 28

  • Intro & Expectations

Thursday, January 30

  • Read The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven: “Every Little Hurricane,” “A Drug Called Tradition” and “Crazy Horse Dreams”
From the film version of THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO

From the film version of THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO

Tuesday, February 4

  • Read The Lone Ranger and Tonto: “The Only Traffic Signal…,” “Amusements,” and “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”

Thursday, February 6

  • Read The Lone Ranger and Tonto: “The Trial of Thomas Builds-the-Fire,” “Jesus’ Christ’s Half-Brother…,” and “The Approximate Size of My Favorite Tumor”
  • Presentation: Caroline, Sarah D, Alexa K

Tuesday, February 11

  • Read The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Chapters 1-5
RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST film: Coming Soon!

RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST film: Coming Soon!

Thursday, February 13

  • Read The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Chapter 6-8
  • Presentation: Cameron, Colman, Danielle

Tuesday, February 18

  • Read The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Chapter 9-End

Thursday, February 20

  • 4 Free Writes due, 25o words min. each, on 4 different themes from The Reluctant Fundamentalist.  Bring hard copies to class.

Tuesday, February 25

  • Paper due on The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
    Paper must be uploaded to Moodle as a pdf by 9:30am. Papers received more than 5 minutes late will receive a lowered grade (5 points off the rubric, and then 5 points more for each 24 hours after that).  Late papers will receive no comments beyond the rubric.  Papers submitted in formats other than pdf will receive one point off the rubric.
  • Read Secondhand World: Beginning through “Delivery”
Kathy Min used to teach here at PSU!

Kathy Min used to teach here at PSU!

Thursday, February 27: NO CLASS (Kaltura Video due by 11am)

Tuesday, March 4

  • [Kaltura video upload to Discussion Board, analysis focusing on one chapter due by Thursday 2/27 at 11am.]
  • Read Secondhand World: “Passage” through “Conflagration”
  • One video comment due by 3/4 at 9:30am.

Thursday, March 6

  • Read Secondhand World: Finish the novel
  • Quiz on the Korean War
  • Presentation: Alexis, Olivia, Shannon, Rachel

Tuesday, March 11

  • Paper due on Secondhand World:  Paper must be uploaded to Moodle as a pdf by 9:30am. Papers received more than 5 minutes late will receive a lowered grade (5 points off the rubric, and then 5 points more for each 24 hours after that).  Late papers will receive no comments beyond the rubric.  Papers submitted in formats other than pdf will receive one point off the rubric.
  • View film: Crash

Thursday, March 13

  • Finish film and discuss

March 18 & March 20: NO CLASS (Spring Break)

Tuesday, March 25

Bechdel's Famous Cartoon Series

Bechdel’s Famous Cartoon Series

  • Read Fun Home

Thursday, March 27

  • Comics due

Tuesday, April 1

  • Read Brokeback Mountain

Thursday, April 3

  • View Laramie Project and discuss

Tuesday, April 8

  • Read Times Square Red, Times Square Blue: Part One, from I through IV (stop at V, “Mulling back over it…”)
Samuel R. Delany

Samuel R. Delany

Thursday, April 10

  • Read Times Square Red, Times Square Blue: In Part Two, start at 2.1 (“Contact is the conversation that starts in the line at the grocery counter” and read up until 4.6 (stop at “Looking through the most recent nineteenth-century novel…”
  • Presentation: Bekka, Emily, Andrew, Eric

Tuesday, April 15

  • Sexuality Creative Project due
  • View Hedwig

Thursday, April 17

  • Finish film

Tuesday, April 22

  • Read “A Question of Class” by Dorothy Allison (on Moodle)
  • Presentation: Bobby, Sarah L, Tegan

Thursday, April 24

  • Read Wit
  • Presentation: Sam, Susan, Kelsey

Tuesday, April 29

  • Paper due on Wit
  • Paper must be uploaded to Moodle as a pdf by 9:30am. Papers received more than 5 minutes late will receive a lowered grade (5 points off the rubric, and then 5 points more for each 24 hours after that).  Late papers will receive no comments beyond the rubric.  Papers submitted in formats other than pdf will receive one point off the rubric.
  • View film: Murderball

Thursday, May 1

  • Finish film
  • Read “On Being a Cripple” on Moodle

Tuesday, May 6

  • Kaltura film analysis due: a 2-and-a-half to 4-and-a-half minute video exploring one of the films we have studied in this class (Crash, Laramie, Hedwig, Murderball).  Your video must have an overarching thesis argument, and must present a detailed analysis of at least one scene.  You may do a webcam, screenshot, or edited video.  Post your video to the appropriate Discussion Forum folder by 9:30am.  Late videos will receive no credit.

Thursday, May 8

  • Exam Review

Final Exam is Thursday, 5/15, 8-10:30am

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