Schedule

Week 0
Date Topic Reading Work Assigned Work Due
8/20
  • No reading
  • Registration Journal
8/22
  • Registration Appointment
  • Registration Journal
8/24
  • Getting Organized
  • Uncertainty
  • (notes)
  • No reading
Week 1
Date Topic Reading Work Assigned Work Due
8/29
  • Bryson: Introduction, Part I
  • Goldacre: Preface, Chapters 1 and 2
8/31
  • Academic Honesty
  • Semester Planning
  • (notes)
  • Collect Course Syllabi
Week 2
Date Topic Reading Work Assigned Work Due
9/5
  • Bryson: Part II Chapters 4 and 5
9/7
  • Goldacre: Chapters 3 and 4
Week 3
Date Topic Reading Work Assigned Work Due
9/12
9/14
  • Dinosaurs
Week 4
Date Topic Reading Work Assigned Work Due
9/19
  • Deconstructing an Argument
9/21
  • Science: Friend or Foe?
Week 5
Date Topic Reading Work Assigned Work Due
9/26
9/28
  • Organic Food
Week 6
Date Topic Reading Work Assigned Work Due
10/3
  • Planning Writing (JRC 224C)
  • No reading
10/5
  • Spreading Doubt
  • Magic Thesis Sentences
  • Magic Thesis Sentence for Extended Writing 1
Week 7
Date Topic Reading Work Assigned Work Due
10/10
  • The War on Drugs
  • Peer Writing Feedback
  • (notes)
  • 2+ pages of Extended Writing 1 (print two copies)
10/12
  • Reflection & Planning
  • No reading
10/13 Work Due:
Fall Break
Week 8
Date Topic Reading Work Assigned Work Due
10/24
  • Updates
  • The FDA: Supplements
  • No reading
10/26
  • The FDA: Clinical Trials
Week 9
Date Topic Reading Work Assigned Work Due
10/31
  • Planning for Spring and Beyond
  • The FDA: Clinical Trials
11/2
  • Planning for Spring and Beyond
  • Basic Statistics
  • Goldacre: Chapter 10
Week 10
Date Topic Reading Work Assigned Work Due
11/5 Work Due:
11/7
  • Preregistration Appointments
  • No reading
11/9
  • Preregistration Appointments
  • No reading
Week 11
Date Topic Reading Work Assigned Work Due
11/14
  • Misinformation
  • Goldacre: Chapter 11
11/16
  • Misinformation, Continued
Week 12
Date Topic Reading Work Assigned Work Due
11/21
  • Merchants of Doubt
  • No reading
Week 13
Date Topic Reading Work Assigned Work Due
11/28
  • Misinformation Presentations
  • Discussion: Merchants of Doubt
  • No reading
11/30
  • Grinnell Community
  • Time Management
  • No reading
12/1 Work Due:
Week 14
Date Topic Reading Work Assigned Work Due
12/5
  • Vaccine Safety
  • Goldacre: Chapter 12
  • Two follow-up stories about vaccine safety
12/7
  • Looking Back
  • No reading
Finals Week
Date Topic Reading Work Assigned Work Due
12/15 Work Due:
  • Writing Revisions by 5pm
  • Portfolio by 5pm