IDH 3931 Syllabus
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Title: IDH 3931 Syllabus
Series Title: IDH 3931 Uncommon Reading for the Undead
Physical Description: Course Material
Creator: Johnson, Margeaux
Publication Date: 2011
Abstract: IDH3931: (Un)common Reading for the Undead is an honors course that uses a participatory culture model to engage learners with literacy in ways that will stimulate creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.
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Publication Status: Unpublished
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Course Overview IDH3931: (Un)common Reading for the Undead is an honors course that uses a participatory culture model to en g age learners with literacy in ways that will stimulate creativity critical thinking communication and collaboration Instructor Contact Information Margeaux Johnson margeaux@ufl.edu (352)273 2863 Office:MSL209B Nate Poling npoling@coe.ufl.edu (352) 273 4182 Office: NRM G518J Class Period & Times T hursday Period 7 (1:55 245 ) Office Hours Monday 2:00 3:00 Margeaux Johnson MSL209B Tuesday 8:30 9:30 Margeaux Johnson MSL209B Wednesday 1:00 3:00 Nate Poling Norman G518J Additional hours can be arranged by appointment. Course Materials There are 2 assigned textbooks for purchase. Brooks, M. (2003) Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead. Three Rivers Press. New York, NY. Brooks, M. (2007) World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. Three Rivers Press. New York, NY. Also, students are expected to experience one additional zombie literary work (text, comic, movie, TV show, game, etc.) which may or may not require purchase. E learning site Course announcements, assignments, calendars, and communications are all available through the UF E learning system in Sakai at https://lss.at.ufl.edu/


COURSE POLICIES ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION Unless indicated otherwise, a ssignments should be submitted through the e learning course website. ( https://lss.at.ufl.edu/ ) For wiki assignments make sure that your original post is contributed to the class wiki ( http://ufzombie.pbworks.com ). Then attach a screenshot of your contribution to the e learning site for instructors to grade. This will preserve the original format at the time of the submission. Please do not wait until the last minute to tu rn in an assignment in case of technical difficulties. Assignments should be proofread carefully before submission. Papers that have an excessive amount of errors will be aut omatically downgraded by 10%. Late Assignments Assignments will be accepted up to a week late with a 10% penalty per day. Assignments will not be accepted after 1 week past the original due date. Please contact either instructor as soon as possible if you have a medical or other emergency excuse. ACADEMIC HONOR CODE Students are expected to uphold the Academic Honor Code published in the Undergraduate Catalog ( http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/catalog/policies/students.html ). Please b ecome familiar with the policies of the Honor Code ( http://www.dso.ufl.edu/sccr/honorcodes/honorcode.php ). All violat ions will be reported to the Dean of Students office. ACCOMODATIONS Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation. Class WIKI Our class wiki is a collaborative effort. Please follow the rules of netiquette and respect The wiki is available at http://ufzombie.pbworks.com You will need to create a pbworks log in with your UF e mail account. Course RESERVES The primary texts as well as several supplementary movies, comics, books, and TV shows have been placed on reserve at the Marston Science Library Circulation Desk. To access a full list of these items log on to course reserves: https://ares.uflib.ufl.edu/


COURSE GRADING GRADES Assignment Percentages Wiki entries (10) = 30% Concept Map = 10% Survival Plan = 2 0% Comparative Essay = 20% Multimedia Project = 20% Final Grades 90 100% A 80 89% B 70 79% C 30 69% D <60% E ATTENDANCE Most of the work in this class is collaborative and will begin in class activities. Therefore, attendance is mandatory All unexcused absences will result in a deduction of 5 points from your final grade. Wi ki Entries 30% 10 weekly writing assignments will take the form of wiki entries posted to http://ufzombie.pbworks.com In addition to contributing posts to the wiki, students should submit a final version of their post as a scr een capture to the course sit in Sakai ( http://lss.at.ufl.edu ). Each w iki entry will be 3% of your final grade Concept Map 10% This team based assignment will require your squad to create a concept map using web 2.0 tools. This is a first stage in thinking about the elements your group will need to include in their survival plan. Survival Plan 2 0% As a team, develop a detailed survival plan for the zombie apocalypse. This plan should be developed for a specific segment of the UF or Gainesville population and should include disaster mitigation, immediate survival strategies, and long term plans. Comparative Essay 20% books. must submit a proposal for instructor approval that will be 2% of your assignment grade. The completed essay and presentation to the class will account for the r emaining 18% of the grade. Multimedia project 20% As your final project, choose one aspect of zombie culture that interests you most and create a significant creative work that can be shared on our class wiki. Examples could include videos, mashups, ma ps, infographics, visualizations, equations, a game, digital art, etc. A project proposal must be approved by the instructors prior to the final assignment submission.


Weekly Course Schedule Topics Reading Due Week 1 8/25 Introduction, Survivor Profiles Squad formation Activity 8/26 Wiki Entry 1 Week 2 9/1 Combat & Defense ZSG: Ch. 1, 2, 3 9/2 Wiki Entry 2 Week 3 9/8 Leadership Disaster Survival Activity ZSG : Ch. 4, 5 9/9 Wiki Entry 3 Week 4 9/15 Collaborative Planning Concept Mapping Activity ZSG : Ch. 6 9/16 Wiki Entry 4 Week 5 9/22 Project Planning ZSG : Recorded Attacks 9/23 Wiki Entry 5 Week 6 9/29 Resource Management and Risk Management WWZ: Introduction, Warnings, Blame, 9/29 Concept Map Week 7 10/6 Ethics and Morals Debate WWZ: Great Panic, Turning the Tide, 10/7 Wiki Entry 6 Week 8 10/13 Governments and society Home Front USA, Around the World and Above 10/13 Survival Plan Week 9 10/20 Post Apocalypse Rebuilding Total War, Good byes 10/21 Wiki Entry 7 10/20 Book/ Media Choice for Comparative Essay Week 10 10/27 History of Zombie Culture Self Directed 10/28 Wiki Entry 8 Week 11 11/3 Game Self Directed 11/4 Wiki Entry 9 Week 12 11/10 Evaluation, Credibility of Information Sources Self Directed 11/10 Multimedia Project Proposal Week 13 11/17 Comparison of Zombie Texts Self Directed 11/16 Comparative Essay Week 14 1 1 /24 NO CLASS 11 /23 Wiki Entry 10 Week 15 12/1 Final Project Demos Class Brunch 12/1 Multimedia Project