HNRS 2000

Research & Exhibition

Fall 2020



Map of the Semester

Here’s what’s on tap this semester, week by week. A version of this is on the syllabus but this one has live links and will be easier to reference during class. How to read/use this map:

  • Week of: This is the Sunday of that week
  • What We’ll Do in Class: Activity/material/content during that week’s class
  • How to Prepare: What to read/watch/do, if any, before that week’s class
  • What to Submit: What to turn in, if any, by Wednesday 11:59:59.999pm of that week (unless otherwise indicated—and there are some exceptions, especially closer to the end of the semester)
    • indicates a Brightspace submission
    • indicates an email submission
    • Some assignments have both
  • What to Do Outside of Class: What to do in between classes for that week—usually aligns with “How to Prepare” and “What to Submit” for the next week

Got that? If there are any questions, please ask me. And now, the map itself…

Week of August 30

  • What We’ll Do in Class: Introduction to the course
  • What to Do Outside of Class:

Week of September 6

  • What We’ll Do in Class: No class due to Labor Day
  • What to Submit: Nothing to submit, but look for a mentor
  • What to Do Outside of Class:

Week of September 13

Week of September 20

Week of September 27

Week of October 4

Week of October 11


N.B. You have around one month from the first deliverable (Study party video 1) before the first truly big one is due (Annotated bibliography). However, the next sizable deliverables (Proposal draft, Presentation draft) are then due two weeks apart after the annotated bibliography. After those, you will have around one month before the final proposal and presentation are due.

The upshot: the course work ramps up closer to the middle of the semester rather than the end. Plan your time accordingly. You will want to be primarily in “refinement mode” by the middle of November.


Week of October 18

Week of October 25

Week of November 1

Week of November 8

  • What We’ll Do in Class: Presentation workshop
  • How to Prepare:
    • Make some headway with your presentations so you can ask questions if needed
    • If you chose to go early-bird, finish and submit your draft by Sunday 11/8 11:59:59.999pm
  • What to Submit:
  • What to Do Outside of Class:
    • Keep working on your Presentation draft, integrating any new ideas you might have liked from the presentation workshop
    • Hold informal practice sessions with each other

Week of November 15

  • What We’ll Do in Class: Presentation practice, week 1
  • How to Prepare: Finish and submit your draft by Sunday 11/15 11:59:59.999pm
  • What to Submit: (due Sunday 11/15 11:59:59.999pm)   Presentation draft
  • What to Do Outside of Class:
    • Pick some good late-breaking reference finds for the Annotated bibliography addendum
    • Tweak your presentation draft, particularly if you got some good ideas from the practice runs
    • Keep practicing informally with each other

Week of November 22

  • What We’ll Do in Class: Presentation practice, week 2
  • How to Prepare: Be there for your classmates
  • What to Submit: Annotated bibliography addendum 🦃
  • What to Do Outside of Class:
    • Revise your proposal draft according to any feedback given so far
    • Keep tweaking, keep practicing

Week of November 29

  • What We’ll Do in Class: Presentation practice, week 3
  • How to Prepare: Be there for your classmates
  • What to Submit: Research journal entry for November
  • What to Do Outside of Class: Keep revising, tweaking, and practicing

Week of December 6

  • What We’ll Do in Class: Presentation practice, week 4
  • How to Prepare: Be there for your classmates
  • What to Submit: Nothing 🥳
  • What to Do Outside of Class:

Week of December 13

  • What We’ll Do in Class: Proposal symposium (dates/times are tentative)
    • Section 01: Wednesday, December 16, 9–11am
    • Section 02: Friday, December 18, 9–11am
    • Section 03: Tuesday, December 15, 2–4pm
  • How to Prepare:
    • Proofread proofread proofread (both your proposal and your presentation)
    • Practice practice practice
    • Ask your mentor about Digital Commons again if they haven’t responded yet
  • What to Submit: (due Sunday 12/13 11:59:59.999pm)   Final proposal and presentation