All the readings, responses, and assignments listed on the schedule should be completed before class on the day they are listed. For example, by class time on the Monday, 9/9, you should have read all the texts listed under Read, posted your response to the class discussion board, and you should have completed and submitted the introductory reflection.
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|Read||Morgan Marietta and David C. Barker, One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy, “Preface” and “Introduction: Truth and Trust,” xi-18
Mike Caulfield, Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers, How Digipo Defines a 'Fact'"
"Fact Check: Did a Restaurant Near the Red Hen Threaten to Burn All MAGA Hats?" Washington Examiner
|Respond||What are the facts?|
|Turn in||Introductory self-assessment|
|Read||Sharon Crowley, Toward a Civil Discourse, "Belief and Passionate Commitment," 58-70
Justin P. McBrayer, "Why Our Children Don't Think There Are Moral Facts"
|Respond||Facts, values, and opinions|
|Read||They Say/I Say, "Reading for Conversation," 176-186
Casey Boyle, "... something like a reading ethics..."
Peter Elbow, "Ranking, Evaluating, Liking: Sorting Out Three Forms of Judgment"
|Read||Everything's an Argument, "Understanding Arguments and Reading Them Critically"
Review the Paper I assignment
|Respond||Paper I muddiest point|
|Read||Broadview Guide to Writing, 101-102 and 559-570
They Say/I Say, "Entering Online Conversations," 166-175
Gretchen McCulloch, "Typographical Tone of Voice," Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
|Read||Marietta and Barker, "Fact-Checking as a Potential Solution" and "Citizen Responses to Fact-Checking
The Wellness Way, "6 Research-Based Reasons to Skip the HPV Vaccine"
Living Whole, The HPV Vaccine: What You Need to Know"
|Turn in||Paper III due|
|Read||Marietta and Barker, "Conclusion, Facts and Values, Knowledge and Democracy," 283-296
Eliza Mackintosh, "Finland is winning the war on fake news. What it's learned may be crucial to Western democracy," CNN
Jared Keller, "Is a Conspiracy Theory Protected Speech?", Pacific Standard
|Respond||Is a conspiracy theory protected speech?|
|Read||Jonathan Stray, "Defense Against the Dark Arts: Networked Propaganda and Counter-Propaganda
Cory Doctorow, "Three kinds of propaganda, and what to do about them," Boing Boing
|Turn in||Paper III revision due|