Calendar


Days/Dates In-Class Activities Reading&Assignments Due
T, Jan 8 Overview of course goals, policies, and assignments

Introduction to you and to course themes

Discuss: Common Assignment & resources

R, Jan 10 Skills:WOVEN Communication & iMovie basics

Discussion:How come our futures have no future?

First Video W/S

WOVENText (WCP & WOVEN Basics: 1-49 & First Week Video: 94-6)

Lepore, “A Golden Age of Dystopian Fiction”

Bring digital copy of Video script or draft to class for W/S

T, Jan 15 First Week Video Reflection

Portfolio Workshop 1

Discussion:The emotional appeal of the future

First Week Video uploaded to Canvas by 11:59 PM  

WOVENText (Final Portfolio 97-99 & Using Mahara 99-102)

Davies, “Sustainable Nostalgia,” (262-268)

R, Jan 17 Skills: Design Basics & Close Reading

Discussion: “The Future Eaters” 

Signed Student Instructor Form

WOVENText (Analyzing Design Choices 113-118)

Nixon, “Scenes from the Seabed: The Future of Dissent” (263-273)

T, Jan 22 Class Cancelled

Blog Post: Textual Analysis Due to your section feed by 11:59PM

R, Jan 24 Discussion: “the tyranny of the contemporary”

Tool Workshop: Story Boarding

Fritsch, “Democracy, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice” (27-45)

T, Jan 29 Skills: Scene Analysis & Transitions

Discussion: Save the Child/Future & How does the text you chose illustrate a key term from the reading(s)?

Sheldon, “Future” (23-53)

Be prepared to discuss the text you chose to analyze for your Video Essay project

Blog Post: Scene Analysis Due to your section feed by 11:59PM

R, Jan 31 Video Essay Reflection

Portfolio Workshop 2

Panel 1: come prepared to present on your Video Essays and lead small group peer response workshop
T, Feb 5 Class Held Remotely

Video Essay Reflection

Portfolio Workshop 2

Editing Activity

R, Feb 7 Tech Invention Studio Tour

Meet at the Invention Studio

Invention Studio Location

Ezra Klein Show, “N.K. Jemisin’s master class in world building

(HP3, Frye, “Varieties of Literary Utopias,” (323-47))

Video Essay Due: Submit a YouTube link to the essay to Canvas by 11:59 PM

T, Feb 12 Skills: Dialogue

Discussion: Possible Futures

Class Leads

More, Utopia, Book 1

Blog Post: What’s the most significant threat to the future of life on earth? by 11:59 to your course feed

R, Feb 14 Skills: Organization

Discussion: Reproduction

Class Leads

More, Utopia, Book 2

T, Feb 19 Skills: War of theWorld Building

Guest Speaker, Karen Viars

Discussion: How/why did More con his audience?

More & Friends Letters

(HP3, Montaigne, “Of Cannibals” )

R, Feb 21  Skills: Characterization

Discussion: How does the past interrupt the present?

Class Leads

Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 1

Blog Post: Advertisement for your future world by 11:59 to your course feed

T, Feb 26 Skills: The Official Story

Discussion: Resource Use

Class Leads

Shakespeare, The Tempest, Acts 2-3

(HP3, Berensmeyer, “Shakespeare and Media Ecology: Beyond Historicism and Presentism” (515-38))

R, Feb 28 Skills: The Other Gesture

Discussion: Future home?

Class Leads

Shakespeare, The Tempest, Acts 4-5

Blog Post: Blue print for your future world’s technology

T, March 5 Skills: TBA

Discussion: TBA

Class Leads

Cavendish, The Blazing World, (6-33)
R, March 7 Skills: TBA

Discussion: TBA

Class Leads

Cavendish, The Blazing World, (37-74)

T, March 12 New Futures Project Presentation

New Futures Project Workshop

Panel 2: come prepared to present on your New Futures Project and lead small group peer response workshop

R, March 14 New Futures Project Reflection

Portfolio Workshop 3

Charlie Bennett, Guest Speaker, “How to Podcast”

New Futures Project Due both in class and uploaded to Canvas

Podcasting Basics, TBA

T, March 19 Spring Break

R, March 21 Spring Break

T, March 26 Campus Sustainability Tour

Meet in our classrooms

Student Sustainable Living Guide

Modeling Challenge

R, March 28 Beltline Guest Speaker

Doig, “The Bold Urban Future Starts Now

Immergluck, “Sustainable for Whom? Large-Scale Urban Development Projects and ‘Environmental Gentrification’

T, April 2 Beltline

Class Leads

Gravel, “Our Beltline

The Atlanta Beltline: A Train Off Its Tracks

Blog Post: Pitch, Script, Workflow Chart/Contract

R, April 4 Procter Creek Guest

Class Leads

Samuel, “The Trouble with Atlanta’s Proctor Creek” & “How Proctor Creek Health Problems Affect Those Living Nearby

T, April 9 Procter Creek

Class Leads

EPA, “Urban Waters and the Proctor Creek Watershed/ATL

Klepal, “Atlanta Council Committee Wants Reports on Sewage Spills

Blog Post: Sonic ID

R, April 11 TBA

Class Leads

TBA
T, April 16 Podcast Project Presentation

Podcast Project Presentation

Panel 3: come prepared to present on your Podcast Project and lead small group peer response workshop

R, April 18 Class Held Remotely

Podcast Project Reflection

Portfolio Workshop 4

Podcast Project Due Uploaded to Canvas by 11:59 PM

T, April 23 Final Portfolio Workshop 5

Skills: Mahara Submission Process

Bring Reflective Intro. Essay Draft
M, April 29 Finals: ENGL.F3 (9:30-10:45)

Final Portfolio Due by 11:59 PM
R, May 2 Finals: ENGL.HP2 (12:00-1:15)

Final Portfolio Due by 11:59 PM
R, May 2 Finals: ENGL.D2 (1:30-2:45)

Final Portfolio Due by 11:59 PM