Schedule

This weekly schedule is tentative and subject to change. Visit frequently for updates!

Follow the links in the calendar below for more detailed information on each week's activities.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Week 0 Aug 25
Individual advising meetings
Aug 26
Individual advising meetings
Aug 27Post-registration Aug 29A railroad town; Academic conversations
DUE: Essay 1, draft 1
Aug 30
Week 1 Sept 1 Sept 2 Discovering Grinnell, IA;
"They Say";  
Time management
Sept 3 Sept 4What's wrong with the suburbs?;
Summarizing and quoting
Sept 5
Week 2 Sept 8 DUE: Essay 1, draft 2

Sept 9The form of sprawl;
Academic honesty
Sept 10 Sept 11The consequences of sprawl;
"Yes/No/OK But"
Sept 12
Week 3 Sept 15
DUE: Academic Honesty Part A
Sept 16 The victims of sprawl;
"And Yet"
Sept 17 Sept 18Reclaming the city;
Planting a naysayer;
Saying why it matters

DUE: Academic Honesty Part B
Sept 19
Week 4 Sept 22
Sept 23 What is to be done;  
Connecting the parts;
Academic honesty revisited

DUE: Statement of research interest
Sept 24 Sept 25 Library I; critical views of Suburban Nation; voice
DUE: Academic Honesty Part C
Sept 26
Week 5 Sept 29 Sept 30Reflections on automobility;
Library II

Oct 1 Oct 2CANCELLED Oct 3
Week 6 Oct 6 Oct 7
Victorian Internet 1-3;
Peer conferences

DUE: Essay 2, draft 1
Oct 8 Oct 9Victorian Internet 4-6;
Style and correctness

Oct 10
Week 7 Oct 13DUE: Research question
and potential sources
Oct  14 Victorian Internet 7-9; 
Library III
Oct 15 Oct 16Victorian Internet 10-12; Actions

Oct 17
Fall Break
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Week 8 Oct 27 Oct 28 Mobile phones & politeness; 
Characters
Oct 29DUE: Essay 2, draft 2 Oct 30UbiComp visions;
Cohesion & coherence
Oct 31
Week 9 Nov 3 Nov 4Location technologies;
Emphasis
Nov 5DUE: Annotated bibliography Nov 6Individual conferences Nov 7
Week 10 Nov 10 Nov 11Individual conferences Nov 12 Nov 13Concision; peer conferences
DUE: Essay 3, draft 1
Nov 14
Week 11 Nov 17 Nov 18Sensor networks;
Shape
Nov 19 Nov 20Location and mobile phones;
Elegance

DUE: Anatomy of a research paper:
Thesis and paper sketch
Nov 21
Week 12 Nov 24 Nov 25Designing the future;
The ethics of style
Nov 26DUE: Essay 3, draft 2 Thanksgiving Break
Week 13 Dec 1 Dec 2Presentation rehearsals Dec 3 Dec 4Presentations Dec 5
Week 14 Dec 8 Dec 9Presentations Dec 10 Dec 11Concluding reflections Dec 12
Finals Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19
Essay 4 and final revisions due on a date during finals week of your choice.


Janet Davis (davisjan@cs.grinnell.edu)

Created August 4, 2008
Last revised November 24, 2008