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Posted by Stokes Schwartz about 1 year ago


Everyone develops their own way of planning and mapping out a new course, but here is what has emerged for me during the last several years:

Week 1 -- Introductory Course Documents and Orientation

Week 2 -- Reading/Viewing A OR Reading/Viewing B
Individual Reflection #1 Submitted
Student Learning Teams Posted to D2L

Week 3 -- Reading/Viewing A OR Reading Viewing B
SLT Collaboration Begins
Individual Reflection #2 Submitted

Week 4 -- Reading/Viewing A OR Reading/Viewing B
SLT Collaboration
Individual Reflection #3 Submitted

Week 5 -- SLT Project #1 (Powtoon Animated Newscast Article Review OR YouTube Podcast)

Week 6 -- Reading/Viewing A OR Reading/Viewing B
SLT Collaboration
Individual Reflection #4 Submitted

Week 7 -- Reading/Viewing A OR Reading/Viewing B
SLT Collaboration
Individual Reflection #5 Submitted

Week 8 -- Reading/Viewing A OR Reading/Viewing B
SLT Collaboration
Individual Reflection #6 Submitted

Week 9 -- Reading/Viewing A OR Reading/Viewing B
SLT Collaboration
Individual Reflection #7 Submitted

Week 10 -- SLT Project #2 (Readers’ Guide Flipbook OR Infographic)

Week 11 -- Reading/Viewing A OR Reading/Viewing B
SLT Collaboration
Individual Reflection #8 Submitted

Week 12 -- Reading/Viewing A OR Reading/Viewing B
SLT Collaboration
Individual Reflection #9 Submitted

Week 13 -- Reading/Viewing A OR Reading/Viewing B
SLT Collaboration
Individual Reflection #10 Submitted

Week 14 -- SLT Project #3 (E-Poster OR Digital Scrapbook)

Week 15 -- Individual Semester Reflection Submitted by 11:59pm Friday

I am using this semester planning worksheet to nail things down (Finally!) for two new IAH courses that I'll teach in the spring. The first course is on modern Scandinavian and Nordic authors that begins with canonical dead white guys from the late 19th century (Ibsen and Strindberg), moves through the 20th century, and finishes with 21st century queer, indigenous Greenlandic writer Niviaq Korneliussen. Basically it takes students from the rise of modern drama and symbolism through High Modernism, Postmodernism, and into the post-postmodern as manifested in Scandinavian and Nordic literature. The second such course will feature global cinema directed by and/or about contemporary women and the issues they face around the world. Related readings will come from feminist film theory and texts on intersectionality. Everything from Laura Mulvey to Kimberle Crenshaw in other words.