Archive for January, 2012

Change to Tuesday’s Reading

Friday, January 20th, 2012

After looking back through Chapter 10, I’d like you to just skim it, looking for those “big fish” I mentioned in class. In hindsight, I believe this book is a bit more focused on marketing and mass media – we will continue reading the chapters, but I will also be providing supplementary texts that will focus more on language/literacy issues.

Since Chapter 10 discusses intellectual property rights and the topic came up in Thursday’s class, I’m adding some online pieces about the recent SOPA legislation.

http://blog.independent.org/2012/01/18/sopa-and-questioning-intellectual-property/

http://scienceprogress.org/2012/01/online-piracy-intellectual-property-and-the-great-blackout-of-2012/

One final link because I love all things on TED.com: “Why SOPA is a bad idea”

For those interested in how people outside the US are covering this topic, follow this link to an article on BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16655272 (this site is from a more “global” perspective, and includes links on the subject from a variety of websites)

Welcome to WRIT 510!

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Hello! By now, all of you should have your own WordPress blogs – available by clicking on the Blogroll links to the right. We will use this website as the class blog/home page for the semester, and it will contain information about the syllabus, reading schedule, and assignments.

Let me know if you have questions! The reading for Thursday is Chapter 14 in your textbook. Remember to comment on at least one student’s blog by the start of class.