The Syllabus

 


The Assignments

Convert the Claim - How to Own Your Education

  • Course Goals
  • Grading Criteria
  • Self-Evaluations

Analysis - Reading Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror
"Allegory of the Cave" - "Black Mirror Reflections" - "Intimacy and the Evolution of Technology" -
Cartesian Dualism - "Souls in Silicon" - "Just a Head"

  • Literary & Critical Analysis
  • Rhetorical Analysis
  • Semiotics & Visual Analysis

Argument - The Tangled Inter-webs We Weave
"Is Google Making Us Stupid?" - "The Heterotopia of Facebook" - The Social Network
"The Phenomenology of Terror" - "When the Machine Stops"

  • Persuasive Purposes
  • Ethical Perspectives
  • Logical Fallacies
  • Rhetorical Sentence Strategies

Annotated Bibliography

  • Conducting Research
  • Evaluating Sources
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Term Paper