HNRS 2000

Research & Exhibition

Fall 2021



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 29

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

Week of September 5

  • 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 12

Week of September 19

Week of September 26

Week of October 3

Week of October 10


N.B. You had around one month from the first deliverable (Study party video 1) before the first truly big one is due (Research-oriented annotated bibliography). However, the next sizable deliverables (Proposal draft, Presentation draft) are then due three and two weeks apart after that, respectively. After those, you will have around one month for refinement and polishing 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 17

Week of October 24

Week of October 31

  • What We’ll Do in Class: Proposal and presentation wrap-up
  • How to Prepare:
    • Take stock of where you are with your proposal and presentation drafts
    • Be ready to ask any questions or check on any loose ends
  • What to Submit:
  • What to Do Outside of Class:
    • Finish up any leftover reading—hold study parties if that motivates you
    • You should have enough of your presentation draft done such that you can practice it on your own and get a sense for timing

Week of November 7

  • 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 11/7 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 14

  • What We’ll Do in Class: Presentation practice, week 1
  • How to Prepare: Finish and submit your draft by Sunday 11/14 11:59:59.999pm
  • What to Submit: (due Sunday 11/14 11:59:59.999pm)   Presentation draft
  • What to Do Outside of Class:
    • Pick some good late-breaking reference finds for the upcoming 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 21

  • What We’ll Do in Class: Presentation practice, week 2
  • How to Prepare: Be there for your classmates
  • What to Submit: Nothing 🦃
  • What to Do Outside of Class:
    • Revise your proposal draft according to any feedback given so far
    • Keep tweaking, keep practicing

Week of November 28

Week of December 5

  • 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 12

  • What We’ll Do in Class: Proposal symposium (dates/times are tentative)
    • Section 01: Friday, December 17, 8–10am
    • Section 02: Monday, December 13, 11am–1pm
    • Section 03: Tuesday, December 14, 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 12/12 11:59:59.999pm)   Final proposal and presentation