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Personal Logs -- Each week you will engage various texts, activities, presentations, and events in class and on campus. You will be required to keep a weekly "personal log." Log entries will be short reactions, responses, meditations, and provocations that address the week’s ideas, discussions, and experiences. Logs will be posted each week to the class blog.

PERSONAL LOG #1: What Did You Do Over Winter Break? -- For your first Personal Log, in a paragraph or two, share with us what you did over the winter break, holidays, turn of the year OR share with us your expectations for the new term, the new year, and anything that you would do differently now given the experiences of last quarter. Share something that excites you, interests you, or something you are hoping to do or accomplish. Given the stress and challenge of the current political moment, it might be good to highlight or remember or imagine something that gives you joy, hope, or strength.

PERSONAL LOG #2: Protest, Resistance, and Creating Change -- For this Personal Log, how might you define protest, resistance, and/or change? Did you participate in any of the protests at UO, in Eugene, or elsewhere? How might we link protest, resistance, and change up to more coalitional politics (as opposed to consensus politics), intersectionality, and other interventions (e.g. education, art, voting)? How do we connect LGBTQ+ issues to other issues (even in contingent and temporary ways)?

PERSONAL LOG #3: Midterms & Studying -- For this week's Personal Log, in the spirit of helping one another through midterms and exams and other work, post ideas, suggestions, and support for how to prepare for exams or other assignments, how to get the most out of studying, and things that help keep you organized, manage stress, and lift your spirits.

PERSONAL LOG #4: Colloquium Project Prototype Brainstorming -- For this Personal Log, individually and as a group, post some brainstorming for your Colloquium Project/Pronoun Wearable. Pick one of the following to address. Group members can weigh-in or respond with their ideas. These be works-in-progress and rough, working ideas, and you need not reveal all of your group's secrets.

Colloquium Project -- Over the course of the quarter and the year, the class will collaborate on exploring, researching, developing, creating, and presenting a colloquium project. Over the course of the year, you will brainstorm, research, and generate the overall project idea, a timeline, and assign individual and group roles and responsibilities. You will prototype and implement the project, producing all written, working, and promotional materials. Finally, in spring, you will present and promote the project, particularly as part of the UO Undergraduate Symposium. The project will be graded on completion, collaboration, and quality of work.

Group Presentation -- You will be a required to sign up for an oral presentation in small groups. For your presentation, you will work as a group to present on a topic of your choice or to arrange for a guest speaker for the class. The presentation or guest speaker must be relevant to the course goals and outcomes.

Academic Plan & Advising Conference Memo -- You will be required to generate an academic plan, a tentative sketch of your course of study for the academic year and your plans for exploring and declaring a major. You will be required to schedule a one-on-one conference with me or an academic advisor in your desired degree program. And you will share what you developed and discovered with the class.
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Information Sheets

The following are handouts, informational sheets, and readings that will be assigned or used over the course of the quarter. Each student will recieve a copy of each as a handout in class during the appropriate week. If you miss a sheet, feel free to print out a new copy.

Ed's Top Ten List of "Ways to Survive University"

Ed's Top Ten Rules of Writing

Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

MLA Citation and Bibliographic Format

What is Close Reading?


Course texts will be available via the course Canvas.
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