This schedule is a plan for the semester that is subject to change. Like any good plan, situations arise that warrant tweaking or addition/subtraction of readings. Be sure to check this page weekly.

Two class tweets are due every Monday by midnight with the #ENW4360 hashtag.

W 1/8
Introduction to the Course

F 1/10
{read} "The Psychology of Form" by Kenneth Burke (on Blackboard)

M 1/13
{read} Anis Bawarshi "The Genre Function" (on Blackboard)

W 1/15
What is a magazine anyway?
Bring magazines to class
{read} Animals by Chris Jones Esquire

F 1/17
Design Lab: HTML Introduction

M 1/20
No Class MLK Day

W 1/22
{read} "Can You Say Hero?"" by Tom Junod Esquire and
"The Mister Rogers No One Saw" by Jamie Marie Laskas New York Times Magazine

F 1/24
Design Lab: More HTML

M 1/27
Blog Investigation #1 due
Defining feature articles
Finding a topic

W 1/29
{read} The Breakup Museum: Archiving the Way We Were by Leslie Jameson Virginia Quarterly Review

F 1/31
Design Lab: Adobe InDesign

M 2/3
{read} The Electronic Word by Richard Lanham (on Blackboard)
Developing a Research Question

W 2/5
No Class - Conferences

F 2/7
Design Lab: Adobe InDesign

M 2/10
Short Genres and The Increasingly Important Title and First Sentences
{read} Letter of Recommendation: Collecting One Book, Hello, 911?, and At the Catbird Seat's Test Kitchen (short magazine genres)

W 2/12
{read} Remediation by Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin (on Blackboard)
Can magazines and technology coexist?
Principles of Design

F 2/14
Design Lab: Adobe Photoshop

M 2/17
Feature Article Rough Draft Due

W 2/19
Responding to critical feedback

F 2/21
Design Lab

M 2/24
Blog Investigation #2 due

W 2/26
{read} Imageword by Kristie Fleckenstein (on Blackboard)
In class writing exercises

F 2/28
Feature Article Due

M 3/2
What is a Commentary?
{read} What if We Stopped Pretending? by Jonathan Franzen and Thy Neighbor's Solar Panels by Robert H. Frank

W 3/4
Design Lab: HTML and CSS

F 3/6
{read} TBD Blog Investigation #3 due

M 3/9
No Class Spring Break

W 3/11
No Class Spring Break

F 3/13
No Class Spring Break

M 3/16
Design Lab: HTML and CSS
Disrupting Audience Expectations

W 3/18
Commentary Rough Draft Due

F 3/20
Design Lab: Commentary Article Design

M 3/23
Sample Query Letters
{read} TBD

W 3/25
Revision Activity

F 3/27
Design Lab

M 3/30
Open Lab

W 4/1
Sample Genre Analysis
Commentary Final Draft Due

F 4/3
Design Lab

M 4/6
Online Magazine Editing

W 4/8
Online Magazine Editing

F 4/10
No Class Easter Break

M 4/13
No Class Easter Break

W 4/15
Lay out Pages

F 4/17
Rhetorical Analysis and Query Letter Due

M 4/20
Final preparations for Online Magazine

Final Exam: Friday, April 24 @ 8am