Mondays--Borders quiz. Declamations. Theme
Wednesdays--Theme. Discussion of Progymnasma
of the week.
Exceptions noted below.
18-21 Jan 2011: Introductions and presentation of course. Syllabus.
Intro to the
Progymnasmata. Review textbook; readings assigned. General
to the concept
Thesis for your Progymnasmata for the
Activate your UTEP
Class meets in Library 336 on
Friday, Jan. 21.
(click for link),132-135 and 177-182.
Progymnasma 1: Fable
Being a college student, being an intellectual.
Final Collective Report.
Event Reports. View
principle of writing.
Wednesday: Tools of learning:
Annotation, reading aloud, listening, paraphrasing.
Chapter 1: Getting to know your university. (pps 1-19.)
register your mobile phone for emergency and important messages.
(Borders Activity 6.1)
(click for link), 96-97 and 136-139.
walk-through, check out books on your theme.
2: Narrative, presented by Work Group 12.
31 Jan-4 Feb 2011:
Borders Chapter 2: The Differences between High School and College. (pps. 20-45)
Professionalization: Start becoming the pro that you want to be.
Feb. 2. Tour KTEP-FM studios, Cotton Memorial Bldg 203.
Activity 1.3 on pages 17-18 of the Borders book. Bring to class
(click for link), 97-99 and 139-141.
Weekly theme--Progymnasma 3: Chreia (Sayings),
presented by Work Group 11.
7-11 Feb 2011:
4: Expanding a saying, presented by Work Group 10.
14-18 Feb 2011: Time management. More study hints and tips for College. How
to manage being a highly educated adult.
Organization report: Turn in the
name of the organization you joined, Feb.16 in class.
Chapter 4: Making the Grade. (pps. 66-101)
(click for link), 100-103.
5: Refutation, presented by Work Group 9.
21-25 Feb 2011:
Minetracker presentation Monday.
Borders chapter 5:
Academic Resources. (pps. 102-117)
(click for link), 103-105.
Confirmation, presented by Work Group 8.
28 Feb-4 Mar 2011:
How to research.
1 due by March 4th.
Borders Chapter 6:
Avoiding Hazards Along the Way. (pps 118-139)
Class meets in
Cotton Memorial Bldg. on
Friday, March 4.
(click for link), 105-108.
7: Commonplace, presented by Work Group 7.
7-11 Mar 2010:
Weekly progymnasmata due for midterm
check. Turn in all KTEP reports Mar. 7 in class.
mid-term grades due to the Records Office March 9th.
The genius of rhetoric: the Dialectic. Slide show.
Conference Friday Mar. 11.
be coming to the Academic Advising Center on Friday, March 11th
Organization Report: Note your
participation in Minetracker
by March 11.
Borders Chapter 7: Healthy Student Living. (pps. 140-165)
(click for link), 108-111.
Progymnasma 8: Encomium (Praise),
presented by Work Group 6.
Spring break Mar. 14-18, 2011
21-25 Mar 2011:
Video if time
available. Possible exercise or guest
Assessment activity that examines
the student's interests, abilities, and values.
Career Planning. (pps 166-183) Do exercise on p.
(click for link), 111-113.
9: Vituperation (Invective),
presented by Work Group 5.
28 Mar - 1 Apr 2011: The genius of rhetoric.
Annotated bibliography of research sources due Apr. 1 in class.
Chapter 9: Money Matters for the UTEP Student. (pps 166-183)
(click for link), 113-115.
Tentative: Library Orientation April 1 in regular classroom.
10: Comparison (Syncrisis), presented by Work Group 4.
Apr 2011: Collective Research Reports due for Peer Review April
The mythology, rhetoric (and reality?) of evil rhetors.
Hitler? Cults? Con artists? Hannibal Lector? Contemporary (real) evil rhetors?
Begin collective presentations.
Campus Resources. (pps 204-208)
(click for link), 115-117 and 213-217.
11: Impersonation (Prosopopoeia or Ethopoeia),
presented by Work Group 3.
11-15 Apr 2011: Personal
attitudes and goals. Attitude quiz.
Class meets in Library 336 on
Friday, April 15.
Glossary. (p. 209)
(click for link), 117-120.
Friday: Frontera Retórica
Symposium, Reading Room, 3rd floor, Geology Bldg. Extra credit!
12: Description (Ecphrasis),
presented by Work Group 2.
18-22 Apr 2011:
Finish video if necessary.
student collective presentations. Other activities to be announced. Rhetoric of class, ethnicity and
13: Defend/attack a thesis, presented by Work Group
(click for link), 124-127.
Organization Report due by April 21 to class dropbox.
Friday, April 22: NO CLASS.
25-29 Apr 2011:
Tentative: Video related to theme of class.
Collective Paper due
Progymnasmata must be completed online by
2 - 5 May 2011:
event report due by May 2.
Finish Video. Discover
Weekly theme: "delivery" as a rhetorical concept. Semester ends
May 5. "Dead Day" May 6.
Monday, May 9th, 2011
10:00 am - 12:45 pm
The Final exam will be in the usual
classroom. Study questions will be
made available in November.