Course Schedule

Below is the overview of what we’ll be working on and when. Bear in mind that this schedule can and probably will change.

Tuesday, August 27

Introduction to the class.

  • Read “How Do I Write for College” and complete an adventure log (takeaways, quote, question, and talking point) for Thursday)
  • Write your own history as if you were filling out a character sheet for yourself. Be sure to keep your biography to the most important bullet points so that it COULD fit on your character sheet, even if we’re not going to put it there. On your character sheet itself, use your own history to write a compelling story for someone attending the College of the Arcane, and fill out Name, Appearance, Dedication, and history of your new Role-play character.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Session 0 // Discuss Reading

  • Read Malcolm X and Cisneros, complete an entry in your adventure log
  • Answer: What do you want out of the game? Out of the class?
  • Complete Character Sheet Record Keeping under Assignments on Blackboard.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Literacy Narratives
Session 1 (Time permitting)
HW: Read Silko and Anzaldua and complete adventure log

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Session 1 (continued)
Discussing narratives
HW: Update your adventure log with notes from Session 1; complete PvE #1

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

(Submissions close for PvE #1 at 11:59 PM)
Session 2;
HW: Read “They Own English” and complete an adventure log entry

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Discussing readings; Discussing the Mystory
HW: Read “Intro,” “Electracy,” and “Mystory” plus explore Mystory projects

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Discuss Mystory
HW: Read “Why Stories Matter” ; complete an adventure log

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Collect Adventure Logs
Why stories matter and narrative argument // Session 2

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Mystory check-in
Session 4

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Mystory submissions open
HW: Read Ch 17 intro, Ch. 18 Intro, Modules III-11, -15

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Discuss Rhetoricae Wiki, plus readings // Session 3
HW: Finish Chapters 17 & 18 + Ch. 8 Intro & Module II-16 in Argument Handbook

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Work day//conferencing
Mystory submissions close at 11:59 PM
HW: Read Argument, Ch 24.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Session 4
HW: Read “Rhetorical Listening.”

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Session 4 Wrap-up
HW: (Re)read “Rhetorical Listening”

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

More on Rhetorical Listening
HW: Read Argument, Ch. 16

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Session 5 // Dialogue
HW: Listen to “1619” (See also, The 1619 Project, which may be behind a paywall)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Discussing 1619, Research, Syllabi
HW: Complete a rough draft of PvE #2

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Peer Review // Project work day
HW: Read Argument Chapters 19-21
PvE #2 Submissions open

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Research and Sources

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Session 6
HW: Complete session reflection
PvE #2 Submissions Close

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Work Day

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Work DayPvE #3
Submissions Open

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

In-class work on Projects
Syllabus submissions close at 11:59 PM

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Session 7

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Work Day

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Public Argument presentations

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Thursday, November 28, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Thursday, December 5, 2019

Course wrap-up
Submissions for written portion of Raid 3 close

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Submissions for Multimodal portion of Raid 3 close

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Last day to submit any late assignments (with instructor’s approval)