This is an abbreviated course syllabus. Like everything else in this course, it is likely to change.
Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, break, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.
|Week 0: Preparation
||(01) Sunday, 21 August 2005
About This Tutorial
Introductions. What is Tutorial? What is IP? The form of our Tutorial: meeting format, overall structure, etc. Planning for the next few days. About course planning.
|(02) Tuesday, 23 August 2005
Planning Your Schedule
Further topics from first meeting. Primary lessons from today's homework. Peer evaluation of schedules. Group followup.
Due: Miscellaneous Assignment 1: Orientation (due last night). Miscellaneous Assignment 2: Course Planning.
|(03) Thursday, 25 August 2005
IP Basics ; Why Write?
Discussion: Purple book Discussion: Why write? Lecture/Discussion: IP Basics Exercise: Peer Editing
Due: Miscellaneous Assignment 3: About College Work (due last night). Writing Assignment 1: Copyright and Web Links. McLeod: Preface and Chapter 1. Green and Rebelsky 1-3. Williams and McEnerney. Williams, Chapter 1. Rebelsky (
|Week 1: Forms of Intellectual Property (1)|
|(04) Tuesday, 30 August 2005
Copyright ; Writing: Correctness
Copyright basics. Some new problems. Editing exercise. McLeod 3.
Due: Williams 2. Miller III. McLeod 3.
|(05) Thursday, 1 September 2005
Patent ; Writing: Actions
Basics of U.S. Patent Law. Patents and Native Discoveries. Writing Exercise. Scheduling Exercise. Patent Law, Revisited.
Convocation: President Osgood.
Due: Writing Assignment 2: Copyright and Links, Revisited. Miscellaneous Assignment 4: Course Syllabi. Miller I. McLeod 5. Williams 3.
|Week 2: Forms of Intellectual Property (2)|
|(06) Tuesday, 6 September 2005
Trademark ; Writing: Characters
Reflections on Osgood's speech. Summary of Williams 4. Writing exercise 3: A Problem with Rewrites. McLeod on appropriation art. Trademark basics.
Due: Williams 4. Miller II. McLeod 6.
|(07) Thursday, 8 September 2005
Citation and Academic Sources ; Group Exercise
Convocation: Victoria Bissell Brown: Jane Addams Becomes a Christian Humanist.
Due: Academic Honesty: The Ethical Use of Sources, Collaboration, and Scholarly Integrity at Grinnell College.
|Week 3: Sources, Revisited|
|(08) Tuesday, 13 September 2005
Due: Miscellaneous Assignment 5: Topic Selection. Green and Rebelsky (skim).
|(09) Thursday, 15 September 2005
Finding Sources (1)
Library resources for scholarly papers. Exercise: Finding sources. Reflection. Academic honesty exercise.
Convocation: Rosenfield Symposium: Jurek Martin: Media and Government: Strange Bedfellows.
Due: Williams 7.
|Week 4: Miscellaneous|
|(10) Tuesday, 20 September 2005
Finding Sources (2)
|(11) Thursday, 22 September 2005
Preparation for Discussion ; Writing: Cohesion and Coherence
Convocation: Gene Gaub: Beethoven Piano Sonatas I.
Due: Miscellaneous Assignment 6: Bibliography. Miscellaneous Assignment 7: Papers for Discussion. Williams 5.
|Week 5: Student-Led Topical Discussions (1)|
|(12) Tuesday, 27 September 2005
Discussion (A and B) ; Writing: Emphasis
Due: Student-selected readings. Williams 6.
|(13) Thursday, 29 September 2005
Discussion (C and D) ; Writing: Concision
Convocation: James Cuno: (Title to be determined.)
Due: Student-selected readings. Writing Assignment 3: Introduction to Research Paper. Williams 7.
|Week 6: Student-Led Topical Discussions (2)|
|(14) Tuesday, 4 October 2005
Discussion (E, F, and G)
Due: Student-selected readings.
|(15) Thursday, 6 October 2005
Discussion (H and I)
Convocation: Elisabeth Schuessler Fiorenza.
Due: Student-selected readings. Writing Assignment 4: Annotated Bibliography.
|Week 7: Student-Led Topical Discussions (3)|
|(16) Tuesday, 11 October 2005
Discussion (J and K)
Due: Student-selected readings.
|(17) Thursday, 13 October 2005
Discussion (L and M)
Due: Student-selected readings.
|Week 8: Oral Skills|
|(18) Tuesday, 25 October 2005
Reflections on Discussions
Due: Miscellaneous Assignment 8: Discussion Diagrams. Williams 8.
|(19) Thursday, 27 October 2005
Preparation for Copyright Policy Discussion
Convocation: Gene Gaub: Beethoven Piano Sonatas II.
Due: Writing Assignment 5: Discussion Self-Assessment. Williams 6-8. Grinnell College Copyright Policy.
|Week 9: Your Grinnell Education|
|(20) Tuesday, 1 November 2005
Liberal Education ; Writing: Ethics
Due: Packet of readings on liberal education. Writing Assignment 6: Draft of Research Paper. Williams 9.
|(21) Thursday, 3 November 2005
Preregistration ; Editing Research Papers
Convocation: Rosenfield Symposium on Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Due: Miscellaneous Assignment 9: Tentative Schedules.
Assignments: Start Miscellaneous Assignment 11: Time Logs on Saturday! Williams 10.
|Week 10: Copyright and Patent Policy (1)|
|(22) Tuesday, 8 November 2005
Policy 1: Overview; Assigning Tasks
|(23) Thursday, 10 November 2005
Policy 2: Copyright Issues
Convocation: Humanities Symposium on Intolerance.
Due: Miscellaneous Assignment 10: Editing of Research Papers.
|Week 11: Copyright and Patent Policy (2)|
|(24) Tuesday, 15 November 2005
Policy 3: Patent Issues
|(25) Thursday, 17 November 2005
Policy 4: Preparation for Presentations
Convocation: Claude Steele: Stereotype Threat.
|Week 12: Writing Introductions|
|(26) Tuesday, 22 November 2005
Due: Writing Assignment 7: Research Paper
|Thursday, 24 November 2005
|Week 13: Other Core Academic Skills|
|(27) Tuesday, 29 November 2005
Due: Miscellaneous Assignment 11: Time Logs.
|(28) Thursday, 1 December 2005
Due: Writing Assignment 8: Introduction to Owning Bits and Beyond, Vol. 2.
|Week 14: Wrapup|
|(29) Tuesday, 6 December 2005
Due: Miscellaneous Assignment 13: Assessment of Introductions. Miscellaneous Assignment 14: Editing Portfolio.
|(30) Thursday, 8 December 2005
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