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Week 1:
Introductions and Possible Research Topics

T 3/29

  • read “Internet: The Mainstreaming of Online Life”
    · available online at http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/148/report_display.asp
    (click on “View PDF of Report” to see the entire report)
    · also available in the Writing 109SS Reader
  • write a list of 20 possible research topics within the broad theme of the Internet and the social sciences

R 3/31

  • read “Weblogs: A History and Perspective,” Rebecca Blood
  • read “Web of Influence,” Daniel W. Drezner and Henry Farrell

Week 2: Start Blogging!

T 4/5

R 4/7
class meets in Leadbetter Lab (Phelps 1530)

  • set up your group’s blog
  • write your first blog entry, explaining your reasons for choosing your topic

Week 3: Starting Points for Web and Library Research

T 4/12
class meets in Leadbetter Lab (Phelps 1530)

  • write blog entries about two (2) Library (e.g., print) resources on your topic; post these entries no later than Monday, April 18 at midnight
  • meet with your group to select the article for your group’s presentation; bring a clean copy of the article to class on 4/19
  • read “The World of Social Research,” Morton Hunt (for 4/21)

R 4/14
Class Cancelled--use this time to meet with your group in order to choose the article you'll use for the group presentation


Week 4: Social Science Methodologies

T 4/19
class meets in Leadbetter Lab (Phelps 1530)

  • write comments on two (2) blogs; post these comments no later than Wednesday, April 20 at midnight
  • read “The World of Social Research,” Morton Hunt (for 4/21)

R 4/21

  • read "Internet Addiction" (available at http://eres.library.ucsb.edu); please print out the article and bring it to class
  • read Selected Poems in Writing 109SS Reader
  • write blog entries about two (2) Web resources on your topic; post these entries no later than Monday, April 26 at midnight

Week 5: Group Presentations, Part 1

T 4/26

  • read “25 Ways to Shop Like a Pro,” Wendy Sheehan (ERES)
  • read “Critique de la Vie Quotidienne,” Donald Barthelme
  • write comments on two (2) blogs; post these comments no later than Wednesday, April 27 at midnight

R 4/28

  • read “Verbal Irony Use in Face-to-Face and Computer-Mediated Conversations,” Jeffrey T. Hancock (ERES)
  • read “9 Iraqis Die In Bombing By Insurgents,” Richard A. Oppel, Jr. (handout)
  • write two (2) blog entries about your topic; post these entries no later than Monday, May 2 at midnight

Week 6: Group Presentations, Part 2

T 5/3

  • “Counterhegemonic Discourses and the Internet” Barney Warf, John Grimes (ERES)
  • read “Nailed,” David Denby
  • write comments on two (2) blogs; post these comments no later than Wednesday, May 4 at midnight

R 5/5

  • read "From the Streets to the Internet: The Cyber-Diffusion of Contention," Jeffrey M. Ayres (ERES)
  • read “The Simpsons,” Paul Cantor
  • write two (2) blog entries about your topic; post these entries no later than Monday, May 9 at midnight

Week 7: Group Presentations, Part 3

T 5/10

  • read “Reflections on Friendster, Trust and Intimacy” Danah Boyd (ERES)
  • read (or skim!) “Use of proteomic patterns in serum to identify ovarian cancer,” Emanuel Petricoin, et. al.
  • write comments on two (2) blogs; post these comments no later than Wednesday, May 11 at midnight

R 5/12

  • write a one-paragraph description of your journal article and bring three (3) copies of this description to class on 5/17
  • write two (2) blog entries about your topic; post these entries no later than Monday, May 16 at midnight

Week 8: Writing your Résumé

T 5/17

R 5/19

  • write an outline of your journal article and bring three (3) copies of the outline to class on 5/24

Week 9: Writing the Journal Article

T 5/24

  • write a complete draft of your journal article and bring three (3) copies to class on 5/26

R 5/26

  • write a complete draft of your journal article and bring two (2) copies to class on 5/31
  • and don’t forget about the Blogging Portfolio assignment!

Week 10: Finishing!

T 5/31

  • complete the Journal Article and Blogging Portfolio

R 6/2

Journal Article Due
Blogging Portfolio Due