All reading assignments are in Slovic unless otherwise indicated. X = xeroxed anthology.
G = recommended pages in Bump, Gerard Manley Hopkins PR 4803 H44 Z597 PCL and UGL
Journal Entries on Reading Assignments in Bold are Required
Jan 18. Questionnaires. HTML Introduction; X1-61 Group Participation Guidelines; Guidelines for Listening; Racial Harassment Policy; Sexual Harassment Policy; Project Instructions; Grades Definition; "Local Sites"; Nature Websites; ACITS short courses; HTML Basics; HTML Quick Reference; "How to Create a Web-Enabled CD-ROM."
IF computer account number required to logon to class intranet. New users may claim an IF account at the Student Microcomputer Facility in the Flawn UGL by completing an IF account request form and presenting it and a government-issued photo ID at the front desk.
Jan 20 HTML Introduction; Journal due on 2 of the following: X62-84 Discovery Learning; Bump, "Radical Changes"; Miller, "Ex-Apple pioneer captures nature digitally"; Bump, " Left vs. Right Side of the Brain: Hypermedia and the New Puritanism" tune your browser to www.cwrl.utexas.edu/currents/
Review X1-61 Group Participation Guidelines; Guidelines for Listening; Racial Harassment Policy; Sexual Harassment Policy; Drug Free University Policy; Project Instructions; Grades Definition; "Local Sites"; Nature Websites; ACITS short courses; HTML Basics; HTML Quick Reference; "How to Create a Web-Enabled CD-ROM."
see class schedules: http://www.utexas.edu/computer/classes/
see self paced tutorials: http://www.utexas.edu/cc/training/handouts/tutorials.html#internet
Jan. 25 Journal Entries due on 2 of the following: on Otherness 3-5, 8-13, 20-40; X85-124 Sympathetic Imagination"; Bump, "Stevens and Lawrence"; " introductions: Stevens, Lawrence; D. H. Lawrence, Reptile and Fish poems.
Jan 27, Sycamore vs. HRC assignment. Daniel 592-603; X125-51 Bump, "Manual Photography: Hopkins, Ruskin, and Victorian Drawing" [G14-21, 25-30]; X152-8 introductions: Hopkins, Ruskin; See also X203-210 Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain; Scan drawings if possible.
Feb. 1 Meet at Littlefield house front lawn. Pine vs. Littlefield House assignment. X159-60 Littlefield House; Review Daniel 592-603; X125-51 Bump, "Manual Photography: Hopkins, Ruskin, and Victorian Drawing" [G14-21, 25-30]; Scan drawings if possible. [in case of rain meet on porch]
Feb. 3 Pine and sycamore web site contributions and comments. Save responses on diskette.
Feb. 8. Essay instructions. Journal Entries Due on X162-186; Jones, Life on Waller Creek; "Anatomy of a Riot" and "Committed 'til Death"
Feb. 10 Meet at Waller Creek behind the Alumni Center. 2 points of view besides yours: citations from Jones and one other author required. [in case of rain meet under the eaves of the Alumni Center overlooking the creek]
Feb. 15 Waller creek web site contributions and comments. Save responses on diskette. Decide on when we meet at the Japanese Gardens in Zilker park. It was built by Isamu Taniguchi, father of a dean of the school of architecture and author of "The spirit of the garden": one unified beauty... the embodiment of the peaceful coexistence of all the elements of nature. X187-202 "The Spirit of the Garden" at Zilker Park. Also, while at Zilker Park check out Philosopher's Rock --the statues of Dobie, Bedichek, and Webb in front of the swimming pool -- and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and, if time, take a canoe ride out into the "lake."
Feb 17 FIRST PROJECT DUE on web page and on paper as per instructions; Post First Story on web and hand in polished hard copy in pocket folder with name on outside. [Multmedia projects include print out of the HTML code, Cd or diskette, etc.] websites must be self-contained and portable, all references must be internal, none to the URL;
For help with ideas for your project see Kumin 421-425, Unity in the writer. X203-213 Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain; "Writing the Natural Way; Wild Mind
Begin commenting on the stories of others. Save comments on diskette.
Feb 22 Finish commenting on essays of others. Save comments on diskette.
Feb 24 American Sense of Place. Journal Entries Due on two of the following: Slovic 455-457; X214-52 Bedicheck, "The Wing of the Swallow"; "Cedar Cutter"; Graves, 'Texas Hill Country"; "Carved in Stone."
Feb 29. British sense of place: Journal Entries Due on X 253-79 Hopkins: Binsey Poplars, [G156-7]; Wordsworth's "Michael" compare to "Cedar Cutter": how are these two accounts of old men who are close to nature similar and different? ; Dobie, A Texan in England.
Mar. 2 Journal Entries Due on X280-337 Dobie, The Mustangs, and The Longhorns. Meet at Dobie's house, 702 E. Dean Keeton St. (now the Michener Center for Writers), and then on to statues of the mustangs in front of the museum and then to the statues in front of the Alumni Center. There you will make journal entries, incorporating at least two quotes from Dobie. Review X 262-79 Dobie introduction; Jones, "Anatomy of a Riot" (on Dobie etc.); Dobie, "A Texan in England"
Mar. 7 Revised Project due. Meet at Biology Ponds. Turn in to instructor revised project in pocket folder with your name on the outside with  revised project;  first project with instructor's original comments and  print out of suggestions from other students. Journal at ponds incorporating 1 citation from Darwin, X339-43, and one from Birds and Beasts Slovic 93-133, 137-144, 160-167.
Mar. 9 Dobie and Biology Ponds web contributions. Incorporate two Dobie quotes in Dobie contribution For Biology Ponds contributions remember 1 citation from Darwin, and one from Birds and Beasts 93-133, 137-144, 160-167. Save responses on diskette. Turn in midsemester evaluation, X344-5.
Mar 21 midsemester brainstorming Unity Consciousness: the idea of unity in variety, how each medium communicates the idea of the whole which has no truly isolated or entirely individual parts, only local symptoms or manifestations. This idea has been variously described as a web of mutual interdependency, or a special harmonious unity, balance, or equilibrium achieved in an ecosystem not by leveling the forces of diversity but by promoting them. Journal Entries Due on two of the following: X346-365 Bump, "Dualism"; Burch, "Vocabularies of Nature" ; Alan Watts," The World is Your Body"; Gary Snyder, "Poetry and the Primitive; Musical Responses to Nature.
Mar 23 Return to Waller Creek. Focus now on unity, 2 citations from readings for Mar 21.
Mar 28, Waller Creek Unity web site contributions. . Save responses on diskette
Mar 30 Spiritual and Aesthetic responses: Journal Entries Due on two of the following:X365-85 Miller, "The Disappearance of God'" The Worship of Nature"; Matthiessen 110-120, Thoreau 189-192, Ehrlich 301-306, Bird 309-321,
Apr 4 Spiritual and Aesthetic Responses: Journal Entries Due on Forster, X388-93 "The Other Side of the Hedge" and one or more of the following in Slovic: Muir 321-328 and 376-382, Cisneros 419-421 vs. Dillard 53-63; Anaya 525-539,
Apr 6 Return to Biology Ponds. Focus now on unity, 1 citation from Forster required and 1 citation from readings for Mar 21 or 30 or April 4 or Darwin.
Apr 11 Second Biology Ponds web contribution. Citation from Forster required and 1 citation from readings for Mar 21 or Mar 30 or April 4 or Darwin.
Save responses on diskette
April 13. PROJECT 2 due on course web page For help with ideas for your project see Kumin 421-425, Unity in the writer. X203-13 Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain; "Writing the Natural Way; Wild Mind; websites must be self-contained and portable, all references must be internal, none to the URL; Begin commenting on the stories of others. Save responses on diskette;
Apr 18 Hand in polished copy of project 2 in pocket folder with name on outside; finish commenting on stories of others. [Multmedia projects include print out of the HTML code, Cd or diskette, etc.]
Apr 20 Journal Entries Due on two of the following Joy in nature:X Hopkins's X402-403 "The Woodlark," X397 "Spring," X399"Hurrahing in Harvest; X 396 Wordsworth's " Lines Written in Early Spring," X394 Wordsworth's "The Excursion lines 42-55"; X395 "I wandered lonely as a cloud"
Apr 25 Leavetaking: Journal Entries Due on two of the following 41-53, 72-91, + X412-413 Jeffers, introduction, X413-414 "Hurt Hawks," X415 "Vulture"; Wordsworth X405-407 "Tintern Abbey + X408-411 Immortality Ode
Apr 27 Recollections of youth in nature: Journal Entries Due on two of the following X420-30 Edith Cobb, "The Ecology of Imagination in Childhood"; X416-19 Wordsworth's "Prelude" + X431 Thomas, Introduction, 431-2 "The Force That Through the Green Fuse"; 433-5 Thomas's "Fern Hill"
May 2 . Assignment Due: X436-9 Road Map of Your Journey; Thoreau 413-419;
May 4 No class meeting today. Our meeting at Zilker park takes the place of this class meeting.
May 9 Portfolio to be delivered to Par 132 between 1 and 3. If you want to turn it in earlier and the mail slot is full go to Par 108 and ask that folders be put on desk. The portfolio consists of the journal and printouts of all your contributions to the sycamore, pine and Dobie web pages, to both Waller Creek web pages, to both Biology Ponds web pages, your comments on projects1 and 2 of others, and the road map of your journey. The Journal must include a detailed account of your own personal response to the Oriental Garden. In addition, assuming consistent quality, and one page = about 250 words, an A would usually be awarded for 2.5 X 19 reading assignments = 47 pages, a B for 2 X 19 = 38 pages, a C 1.5 X 19 pages = 29 pages.
Please construct a table of contents referring to numbered pages, like the following,
Journal, pp. 1-75 (do not number pages that have less than 1/2 page of text)
Essay 1 (final version, clean copy), pp. 76-82,
Essay 2 (clean copy, final version if available), pp. 83-89
Web Page contributions:
Sycamore and Pine, p. 90
Waller Creek I, p. 91
Biology Ponds I and Dobie, p. 92
Waller Creek II, p. 93
Biology Ponds II, p. 94
Oriental Garden essay (if not in journal), pp. 95-100
Road Map of My Journey, pp. 101-102
Comments on others
Comments on essay 1, extra credit comments over required ten highlighted, pp. 103-106
Comments on essay 2, extra credit comments over required ten highlighted, pp. 107-110
Extra credit comments on web pages, pp. 111-116
Extra credit option #1-- every 3 responses over 10 to first or second essay projects = 1 A or 2 U's
Extra credit option #2: 5 responses to sycamore, waller, or ponds sites = 1 A or 2 U's
May 11 Revised Project 2 to be delivered in person to Par 132 between 1:30 and 3:30 and portfolio to be picked up. Revision of project 2 to be handed in a folder with the copies of essays 1 and 2 on which I commented, the revision of essay 1 with my comment on it, and all suggestions from students for changes to essay 2.
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