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22-26 Aug 2011
Introductions and presentation of course. Syllabus.
Intro to the
assignments. Review textbook; readings assigned. General
to the concept
of rhetoric, food, and food studies.
Thesis for the
Activate your UTEP
Wiki space: Class meets in LIBRARY 336 on Friday, Aug. 26.
Jacob up to p. 19.
Class meets in Library 336 on Friday, Aug. 26.
Do item 4 on p. 19 of Jacob's book.
29 Aug-2 Sept 2011
Jacob's book, pps. 21-32 (Chapter 2).
Being a college student, being an intellectual.
Final Collective Report.
Pages on how to do food
studies research will be distributed in class. Discussion: How does this
subject relate to me if I'm not a writer?
Event Reports. View
UTEP Cinema Novo
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)
walk-through, check out books on your theme.
Reminder: You pay a Library Fee of $10.75 per credit hour.
2: Writing with Pathos (passion). presented by Work Group 12.
Do Writing Exercises (all three) on p. 32 of Jacob's book.
6-9 Sept 2011
Sept. 5: Labor Day.
Jacob's book, pps. 33-57 (Chapter 3).
Borders Chapter 2: The Differences between High School and College. (pps. 20-45)
Professionalization: Start becoming the pro that you want to be.
Friday, Sept. 9: Tour KTEP-FM studios, Cotton Memorial Bldg 203.
Activity 1.3 on pages 17-18 of the Borders book. Bring to class
started. Assignment 3: A. Do
Writing Exercise 1 on p. 57 of Jacob. OR, B. Do Writing Exercise 3 on p.
58 of Jacob, but you may report on ANY cookbook or food-related book of
your choice, not just the ones listed there. In your report, be sure to
include an APA reference to the book you chose.
Presented by Work Group 11.
12-16 Sept 2011
theme--Writing for an audience.
4: Do Writing Exercises 1 and 2 on p. 107 of Jacob. Presented by
Work Group 10.
19-23 Sept 2011
Do test on Borders,
Time management. More
study hints and tips for College. How to manage being a highly educated
Organization report: Turn in the name of the organization you joined,
Monday, Sept. 19 in class.
Chapter 4: Making the Grade. (pps. 66-101)
Read Jacob, 59-107.
successful college writer. Assignment 5: Do Writing Exercise 3, on p.
144 of Jacob. Presented by Work Group 9.
26-30 Sept 2011
on Borders, Chapter 4.
Class meets in Library 336 on
Monday, Sept. 26.
Borders chapter 5: Academic Resources. (pps. 102-117)
Read Jacob, Ch. 6, pps 145-177.
evaluate. Assignment 6: Do Writing Assignments 1 and 2 on page 177
of Jacob. Presented by Work Group 8.
3-7 Oct 2011
Spring 2012 schedule open for students to view in Goldmine
October 3, 2011
Report 1 due by Friday, Oct. 7.
Do online quiz on Borders chapter 5.
Borders Chapter 6: Avoiding Hazards Along the Way. (pps 118-139)
Read Jacob, Ch. 7 (pps 179-200).
Turn in a printout of your Work Group's
Midterm Collective Research Report on the
cuisine of your choice, plus all individual
Friday, Oct. 7, in class.
research sources (must be at least 4 different sources), first
write up a complete (roughly 5 page) report on the
specific regional cuisine your work group is researching, including
this cuisine's favorite spices and flavors, favorite dishes, their
origins, and their primary ingredients. Turn this in on
Friday, October 7, 2011
in class, in hardcopy.
(This will serve as your midterm exam).
Be sure to cite your sources!
instructions. Assignment 7: Do Writing Exercises 1 and 3 on p. 200 of
Jacob. Presented by Work Group 7.
10-14 Oct 2011:
Weekly assignments due for
Do online test on Borders, Chapter 6.
Organization Report: Note your
participation in Minetracker
by Monday, Oct. 10 if you have chosen to join an
Borders Chapter 7: Healthy Student Living. (pps. 140-165)
on cookbooks. See lesson plan.
theme: Writing about health and wellness.
Activity 7.1 on p. 155 of Borders. Presented by Work
17-21 Oct 2011
Assessment activity that examines
the student's interests, abilities, and values.
Do online quiz on Borders
Chapter 8: Career Planning. (pps 166-183) Do
exercise on p. 170.
Read Jacob, Ch.8 (pps. 201-222)
Time/Location: 8:30 - 9:20/EDUC 318
Assigned: Sofia Maragoudakis / Stephany Martinez
theme: Writing in a genre.
Assignment 9: Writing
Exercises 1 and 3 on p. 222 of Jacob. Presented
by Work Group 5.
24-28 Oct 2011
Annotated bibliography of research sources due in class.
online quiz on
Borders, Chapter 8.
Chapter 9: Money Matters for the UTEP Student. (pps 166-183)
Read Jacob, Ch. 9 (pps. 223-243).
Library Orientation Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Library 204B.
theme--Writing about personal experiences.
Assignment 10: Do Writing Exercises on p. 243 of Jacob.
Work Group 4.
31 Oct -
2011: Collective Research Reports due for Peer Review on
Begin collective presentations.
chapter 10: Campus Resources. (pps 204-208).
Campus Services page online.
Read Jacob, Ch. 10 (pps.245-261).
Borders Feedback Form due by
fictional narrative. Assignment 11:
Do Writing Exercises 1 and
3 on pps. 260-261 of Jacob. Presented by Work
7-11 Nov 2011
Freshman registration for
Spring, 2012 begins Nov. 11, 2011.
Term Registration Information
attitudes and goals. Attitude quiz.
Glossary. (p. 209)
Read Jacob, Ch. 11, pps. 263-297.
theme--Rhetorical delivery. Assignment 12: Write a four-paragraph
proposal for your own food book, like the example by N. Steele on pps. 267-8 of
Presented by Work Group
14-18 Nov 2011:
Borders feedback form due by
Nov. 14 (Voluntary).
Finish video if necessary.
Student collective presentations. Other
activities to be announced.
research. Assignment 13:
Option 1: Interview your oldest
living relative, and ask them if they ever had a significant experience of going
hungry or not having enough to eat for some significant period (not just
for a day or two). If so, write up the story in about four paragraphs.
Option 2: Interview your own
oldest living relative who cooks or cooked, get the story of their personal recipe
for their favorite dish, or another food-related story of theirs, and write it
up in about four paragraphs.
Note: If you have no older
living relatives, or are unable to interview any of your older relatives
in the time available for this assignment, contact instructor for
Work Group 1.
Foreword (pps. xi -xiii) of
Organization Report due in class dropbox Monday, Nov. 14
21-23 Nov 2011
Tentative: Videos related to
theme of hunger.
"Sweet Here, Salty There: Evidence for a Taste Map in the Mammalian
Brain." (Link works only on UTEP campus computers.) Also scan "A
Gustotopic Map of Taste Qualities in the Mammalian Brain." For
Wednesday, write a one-paragraph response to "Sweet Here, Salty There."
Thanksgiving Holiday Nov.
theme: Hunger. All pending assignments must be completed online
28-30 Nov 2011
Class meets in Library 336 on
Monday, Nov. 28, for "Discover" program.
event report due by Monday, Nov 28.
Collective Report due Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Video if applicable. "Discover" career exploration. Weekly theme: "food" as a rhetorical
concept. Semester ends
. "Dead Day" Dec. 2, 2011.
Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
10:00 am -12:45 pm
The Final exam will be in the usual
classroom. Study questions will be made available in November.