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					    ENGL 1102: Apocalyptic Nightmares of the Living Dead—The
          Cultural Politics of Zombies in Popular Media

                                   Spring 2009

                               Instructor: Andrea Wood
                                   Office: 303 Skiles
                   Office Hours: MWF 2:05-2:55 or by appointment
             Class Meeting Times/Locations: MWF (P3 1:05-1:55/E1
                  3:05-3:55/M 4:05-4:55)/All classes meet in 308 Skiles
                          Email: andrea.wood@lcc.gatech.edu



                         This section of 1102 will examine how apocalyptic themes in
Course Overview          zombie films, popular fiction, and comics inform
                         conceptualizations of futurity and survival in a terrifying time
                         and place. In particular, we will consider the ways in which
                         nightmarish visions of zombie apocalypse intersect with past and
                         present cultural anxieties and fears about sexual and
                         reproductive agency, racialized and gendered Others, and
                         technological advancements against the backdrop of
                         decomposing social, national, and global landscapes. While this
                         course emphasizes important elements of historical context in
                         each respective zombie narrative that we analyze, it aims to
                         identify cultural connections across time periods that
                         demonstrate how certain anxieties persist even if they manifest in
                         different ways. Some tentative primary texts include George
                         Romero‟s Dead series, Paul W.S. Anderson‟s Resident Evil, Peter
                         Jackson‟s Braindead (aka Dead Alive), Danny Boyle‟s 28 Days
                         Later, Naoyuki Tomomatsu‟s Stacy, Richard Matheson‟s novella
                         I am Legend, Max Brooks‟s World War Z: An Oral History of the
                         Zombie War, and the first volume of Robert Kirkman and Tony
                         Moore‟s comics series The Walking Dead. In addition to the
                         zombie texts we will be analyzing, students will also have several
                         scholarly readings dealing with the horror genre, zombies in
                         cinema, and theoretical concepts pertinent to our discussions.

                         Books (available at Engineer’s Bookstore--
Required Texts           http://www.engrbookstore.com/):

                            1. Brooks, Max. World War Z: An Oral History of the
                               Zombie War
                            2. Russell, Jamie. Book of the Dead: The Complete History


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                           of Zombie Cinema
                        3. Matheson, Richard. I am Legend
                        4. Kirkman, Robert and Tony Moore. The Walking Dead
                           (Vol. 1)

                     Films:
                     (There will be at least one copy of each film in the
                     library on reserve; Students will be expected to watch
                     the films on their own time by the required class date
                     listed in the syllabus—thus, they will need to either
                     buy/rent the film or view the library copy in advance.)

                        1. George Romero Night of the Living Dead
                        2. George Romero Dawn of the Dead
                        3. George Romero Day of the Dead
                        4. Peter Jackson Dead Alive
                        5. Paul W.S. Anderson Resident Evil
                        6. Danny Boyle 28 Days Later
                        7. Naoyuki Tomomatsu Stacy
                        8. George Romero Land of the Dead
                        9. George Romero Diary of the Dead



Required             There will be several required supplemental readings throughout
Supplemental Texts   the semester that will be made available on e-reserve in the
                     library. Students will be responsible for printing out copies of
                     these texts on their own and reading them for the dates assigned
                     in the schedule.

                     Some tentative readings include:
                        Creed, Barbara. “Faces of the Monstrous-Feminine:
                           Abjection and the Maternal.” [excerpt] The Monstrous
                           Feminine: Film, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis.
                        Freud, Sigmund. “The Uncanny.”
                        Kristeva, Julia. “Approaching Abjection.” The Powers of
                           Horror: An Essay on Abjection
                        Modleski, Tania. “The Terror of Pleasure: The
                           Contemporary Horror Film and Postmodern Theory”
                        Williams, Linda. “Film Bodies: Gender, Genre, and
                           Excess.”
                        Wood, Robin. “Day of the Dead: The Woman‟s
                           Nightmare.”

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Required Software                  Students will be expected to use a word processing program (i.e.
                                   MS Word) for all papers. For web assignments, students will
                                   need to use an HTML editing program of their choice. For those
                                   who are unfamiliar with HTML editing, I recommend using
                                   Dreamweaver, which is a simple WYSIWYG editor that is readily
                                   available for students to use for free on many campus computers.

                                          1 pocket folder
Required Materials                        Loose leaf lined paper and pens for in-class writing
                                           assignments and notes
                                          1 8 ½ x 11 spiral notebook for taking notes on
                                           films and readings (must bring to class each day!)
                                          Reliable form of backup for assignments (CD-ROM,
                                           flashstick drive, etc.)
                                          Name card (I will give details about this on the first day of
                                           class)
                                   Table 1. Objectives and Outcomes Specified by the Board of Regents and by
                                   Communication@Tech
Communication
Objectives and                                        Board of Regents                Georgia Tech
                                                      University System of            Writing and Communication
Outcomes                                              Georgia
                                                                *
                                                                                      Program
                                    Rhetoric          Objective      Outcome          Objectives     Outcome
                                    Rhetoric          “Understand    “Use             Understand     Create artifacts
                                    focuses on        rhetorical     conventions of   registers and  that
                                    available         contexts for   writing          variations     demonstrate
                                    means of          writing by     mechanics,       within         the synergy of
                                    persuasion,       establishing   usage, and       discourses.    rhetorical
                                    considering       the writer’s   style to                        elements.
                                    the synergy of    role, the      communicate      Apply
                                    factors such as   audience, and effectively for   strategies for
                                    context,          the purpose of the given        addressing
                                    audience,         the project.”  audience,        academic
                                    purpose, role,                   purpose, and     and
                                    argument,                        format.”         professional
                                    organization,                                     audiences.
                                    design,
                                    visuals, and
                                    conventions of
                                    language.


                                    Process           Objective      Outcomes         Objective        Outcome
                                    Processes for     “Approach      “Use recursive   Explore          Construct,
                                    communication     writing as a   processes that   individual and   select, and
                                    —for example,     way to think   include          collaborative    deploy
                                    creating,         and            collecting       processes in     information
                                    planning,         communicate    information,     multicultural    based on
                                    drafting,         ideas to       focusing,        and              interpretation
                                    designing,        others.”       ordering,        international    and critique of
                                    rehearsing,                      drafting,        contexts.        the accuracy,
                                    revising,                        revising, and                     bias, credibility,
                                    presenting,                      editing.”                         authority, and
                                    publishing—                                                        appropriateness
                                    are recursive,                   “Demonstrate                      of sources.

*
Quoted text derives from the “Committee on English Recommendation,” Board of Regents for the University System of
Georgia, http://www.usg.edu/academics/comm/english/level_11012.phtml (accessed July 31, 2008).

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                      not linear.                         the techniques
                      Learning                            and skills of
                      productive                          research,
                      processes is                        integration of
                      as important                        source material,
                      as creating                         and
                      products.                           documentation.”

                      Modes and         Objective         Outcome            Objective         Outcome
                      Media             “Adjust writing   “Read and          Distinguish       Create WOVEN
                      Activities and    to a variety of   respond to         and evaluate      artifacts that
                      assignments       contexts,         various texts      multimodal        demonstrate
                      should use a      including         for purposes of    communication     interpretation,
                      variety of        electronic        interpretation,    —WOVEN            analysis,
                      modes and         environments.”    analysis,          (Written, Oral,   synthesis,
                      media—                              synthesis,         Visual,           evaluation, and
                      written, oral,                      evaluation,        Electronic, and   judgment.
                      visual,                             and judgment.”     Nonverbal).
                      electronic, and
                      nonverbal—
                      singly and in
                      combination.
                      The context
                      and culture of
                      multimodality
                      and
                      multimedia are
                      critical.


Attendance           I will be monitoring attendance for this class. Students are
                     allowed to miss 4 class sessions without penalty (this includes
                     sick days). I will deduct 10% from their final grade for each
                     additional absence thereafter. In other words, if a student with a
                     90% in the class has five absences their final grade will be
                     dropped to 80%.

                     If students are absent, they are still expected to turn assigned
                     work in on time (either submitting it to me via email by the
                     beginning of the class period or having a fellow class member
                     turn it in for them).

                     It is also the student‟s responsibility to contact me about their
                     absence in a prompt fashion and to find out what they missed.

                     Tardiness is unacceptable in my class. Students are expected to
                     be on time and prepared for class. Repeated tardies will begin to
                     count as absences and will negatively affect students‟ grades.



Classroom Dynamics   This course aims to generate an interactive, engaging, and critical
and Participation    dialogue between all members of the class. Therefore, regular
                     participation in class discussions is mandatory and each student
                     will receive a grade for their efforts at the end of the semester,
                     amounting to 10% of their final grade. While I will at times

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                      lecture on some of the scholarly articles and other texts when I
                      deem it necessary, my overall expectation is that we will work
                      together as a group to come to more complex and varied
                      understandings of the materials covered over the course of the
                      semester.


Non-Discrimination    Georgia Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
                      age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, or
                      status as a U.S. veteran. This class adheres to those guidelines.
                      Alternative viewpoints are welcome in this classroom. However,
                      statements that are deemed racist, sexist, classist, or otherwise
                      discriminatory toward others in the class will not be tolerated.

                      No form of harassment or discrimination is allowed in this class
                      including but not limited to gender, age, ability, religion, sexual
                      orientation, and ethnicity. In keeping with the professional
                      nature of this course, only professional behavior is acceptable
                      between the instructor and students, as well as between or among
                      students.


Personal Technology   For the sake of common courtesy, all cell phones and beepers
in the Classroom      must be turned off during class. If your cell phone goes off
                      during class I will confiscate the phone until the end of
                      the class period. Text messaging is also not allowed during
                      class time.

                      PDAs, iPods, and any other hand-held portable devices must be
                      turned off during class or they will also be confiscated.

                      Laptops are allowed in the classroom for certain activities. I will,
                      however, indicate when students may and may not use them.
                      Any students who use their computers for non-class related
                      purposes (such as email, IM, web surfing, etc.) will lose
                      participation points. Repeated instances will result in a
                      disciplinary meeting with me.

                            All assignments must be completed and submitted at the
Submitting
                             beginning of the class period on the due date and in
Assignments
                             the assigned format.
                            If under special circumstances you know in advance that
                             you will be unable to attend class that day, you must make
                             arrangements with me submit the assignment to me
                             BEFORE the due date.
                            All students are required to save backup copies of
                             all of their work (CD-ROM or flashstick drives are

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                          recommended). This is for your own protection. I will
                          not accept any excuses about lost work, home
                          computer meltdowns, etc. Therefore, students will be
                          expected to save their work at all stages of the writing
                          process to guard against any such computer problems.
                          Students should also bring the backup copy with them to
                          class whenever an assignment is due.
                         LATE ASSIGNMENTS: Each student is allowed to turn
                          in one major assignment late during the semester
                          (excluding group assignments and the final project). They
                          will then have one week from the original due date in
                          which to submit the assignment, thereafter it will receive a
                          zero. It is the student’s responsibility to notify me
                          NO LATER than the day before the assignment is
                          due that they will be submitting it late. I will not
                          accept the assignment late if I am notified the day it is due.


Format             Each assignment must follow MLA format and citation
                   guidelines unless indicated otherwise. I will deduct
                   points for incorrect formatting. If you‟re unclear on how to
                   use MLA format, please review the section in your grammar
                   handbook.

                   Web assignments must employ MLA citation (for quotes, images,
                   etc.) and include a Works Cited section in the proper
                   bibliographic format.



Academic Honesty   All work students turn in for this class must be their own, with all
                   outside reference sources properly cited and acknowledged. All
                   written assignments for this course will be turned in through
                   turnitin.com.

                   Students are expected to abide by the “Student Conduct Code of
                   the Rules and Regulations” (Georgia Institute of Technology
                   General Catalog, Section XIX) which states, “Academic
                   misconduct is an act that does or could improperly distort
                   student grades or other student academic records” and offers the
                   following descriptive list:

                         Possessing, using, or exchanging improperly acquired
                          written or verbal information in the preparation of any
                          essay, laboratory report, examination, or other assignment
                          included in an academic course;
                         Substitution for, or unauthorized collaboration with, a
                          student in the commission of academic requirements;

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                         Submission of material that is wholly or substantially
                          identical to that created or published by another person or
                          persons, without adequate credit notations indicating
                          authorship (plagiarism);
                         False claims of performance or work that has been
                          submitted by the claimant;
                         Alteration or insertion of any academic grade or rating so
                          as to obtain unearned academic credit;
                         Forgery, alteration or misuse of any institute document
                          relating to the academic status of the student.

                   The Code continues, “While these acts constitute assured
                   instances of academic misconduct, other acts of academic
                   misconduct may be defined by the professor.” Students should
                   consult the Honor Code online at
                   http://www.gatech.edu/honadv/honorcode.html or in the
                   General Catalog to remember ther primary commitment to
                   academic honesty.

                   Students who engage in academic dishonesty will receive a “zero”
                   on the assignment and may fail the course. In addition, the
                   instance will be reported to the Dean of Students who may take
                   further action.


Returning Graded   I will endeavor to return graded assignments within two-three
Assignments        weeks of receiving them. I recommend that students read all of
                   my comments carefully in order to learn which elements of their
                   writing need improvement.

                   Students are required to keep all graded assignments in a pocket
                   folder until the end of the semester.

                   Note: I reserve the right to return late assignments with
                   minimal comments at whatever time I have completed assessing
                   them.


Questions about    Any concerns about individual assignment grades should be
Grades             addressed to me and not the Department. I will not discuss
                   grades the day that assignments are returned, as I require
                   that students take time to review and reflect on their grade and
                   my comments. I am happy to discuss graded assignments
                   24 hours after they have been handed back.

                   Students may keep track of their grade in the class by logging into
                   T-Square.



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Conferences               I am always happy to meet with students outside of class during
                          my office hours or by appointment to discuss any of the texts we
                          are reading, to go over assignments, to explain comments on
                          graded papers, and to address any questions or concerns students
                          may have. I will have office hours every week so feel free to drop
                          by and just chat if you are so inclined. My office hours are solely
                          for students, so make the most of me as a resource!



Student Problems and The stresses of the academic semester, coupled with personal
Concerns             problems, can often seem overwhelming. If you are having
                     difficulty meeting the requirements and expectations of this class,
                     please come and see me immediately. While we can discuss your
                     situation, and depending on circumstance make some
                     accommodations, I must also emphasize that I am not a
                     counselor. If you are having personal problems, please get in
                     contact with the student counseling center
                     (http://www.counseling.gatech.edu/). Similarly, you should
                     make sure to know your academic advisor and meet with her/him
                     to discuss options for withdrawal or medical leave should it
                     become necessary.


Accommodations            Georgia Tech supports students through ADAPTS (Access
                          Disabled Assistance Program for Tech Students). Any student
                          who may require an accommodation for a documented disability
                          should inform me as soon as possible or as soon as you become
                          aware of your disability. Anyone who anticipates difficulties with
                          the content or format of the course due to a documented
                          disability should arrange a meeting so we can create a workable
                          plan for your success in this course.

                          ADAPTS serves any Georgia Tech student who has a
                          documented, qualifying disability. Official documentation of the
                          disability is required to determine eligibility for accommodations
                          or adaptations that may be helpful for this course. Please make
                          sure I receive a Faculty Accommodation Letter form verifying
                          your disability and specifying the accommodation you need.
                          ADAPTS operates under the guidelines of Section 504 of the
                          Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the 1990 Americans with
                          Disabilities Act (ADA).
                               Visit: Smithgall Student Services Bldg, Suite 210 on 353
                                  Ferst Dr.
                               Email: adapts@vpss.gatech.edu.
                               Call: 404-894-2563 (V); 404-894-1664 (TDD); 404-894-
                                  9928 (fax)


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              *Specific details about and requirements for
Assignments   assignments will be given out at the appropriate
              times during the semester.

                 Group Poster Presentation (10%): Early in the
                  semester, students will sign up for a particular film that
                  they would like to work on for their poster presentation.
                  Students will be placed in groups and required to develop
                  a formal poster that presents an analysis of a specific
                  theme or idea in their chosen film. Each group will then
                  give a 5-10 minute oral presentation explaining their
                  poster to the class during the week that we will be
                  discussing the film.

                 Quizzes (15%): Students will have 12 multiple choice
                  and short answer quizzes on the films and required
                  readings throughout the semester.

                 Movie Poster (5%): Students will create a new film
                  poster for Night of the Living Dead.

                 Scene Analysis Web Project (20%): Students will be
                  asked to perform a formal scene analysis of a particular
                  sequence from one of the films. They will need to develop
                  a webpage that presents their analysis and incorporates
                  images and/or film clips to reinforce their argument.

                 Final Web Project & Portfolio (35%): For the final
                  project, students will need to create an interactive website
                  that does two things: 1) the site as a whole should function
                  as a portfolio for their writing throughout the semester
                  (i.e. a main page, introduction, menu, links to respective
                  sections of the portfolio, conclusion section, etc). (Note:
                  Students will need to keep copies of all written
                  work on their computers in order to include them
                  in their portfolios at the end of the semester) 2) the
                  site will also need to include the final research project on
                  zombies in popular media. The research project must
                  focus on a particular theme or themes (i.e. gender,
                  technology, reproduction, etc.) in 2-3 different zombie
                  narratives. Students are free to choose any texts they wish
                  (film, novel, graphic novel, etc.) to analyze. One text must
                  be from the course reading or film list; additional texts
                  may be chosen from outside with prior approval. The
                  project should develop a clear argument, establish
                  connections across the texts (i.e. comparison and/or
                  contrast), present close readings of key scenes or examples
                  to support ideas, and integrate theoretical ideas from at
                  least five scholarly sources to help develop the author‟s

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                    claims.

                   Participation (10%): Since the class will revolve
                    around regular group discussion and in-class activities,
                    students will be expected to contribute on a regular basis
                    and to provide thoughtful and constructive views on the
                    texts and topics we will be covering. Several factors will be
                    considered when assessing participation: 1) relevance and
                    quality of contributions, 2) overall attendance and
                    punctuality, 3) involvement in group tasks and peer
                    review, 4) completion of in-class activities. Near the end
                    of the semester I will assign each student an individual
                    participation grade based on these assessment criteria.
                    Frequent absences or tardiness will result in the loss of
                    points.



Evaluation   All grades for the semester will adhere to Georgia Tech‟s
             mandatory grading scale—note, there are no plus or minus
             grades in this system.

             90%-100%     A
             80%-89%      B
             70%-79%      C
             60%-69%      D
             59%-below    F

             As the instructor of this course, I reserve the right to make any
Disclaimer   changes to the syllabus that I deem necessary during the
             semester. Students will be expected to make note of any such
             changes and follow them accordingly.




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               Tentative Schedule (Subject to Change)


Week 1   Monday (01/05):
            First day of class—go over syllabus
            HW: 1) print and read syllabus, 2) bring syllabus and signed
              final page to class on Wednesday, 3)buy texts for class

         Wednesday (01/07):
            Introduction to zombies
            HW: Make name card; Read pp. 7-31 of Book of the Dead;
              Watch White Zombie (streaming link on wiki)

         Friday (01/09): *Last day of drop/add*
             Discuss White Zombie
             HW: Read pp. 33-53 of Book of the Dead

Week 2   Monday (01/12):
            In-class departmental diagnostic essay
            Student introductions
            HW: Read Julia Kristeva‟s “Approaching Abjection.” (on course
              reserve)

         Wednesday (01/14):
            Discuss article
            Short film clip + analysis
            Sign-up for Poster Presentations
            HW: Read Freud‟s “The „Uncanny‟” (online link on wiki)

         Friday (01/16):
             Discuss article
             HW: Read Richard Matheson‟s novella I am Legend

Week 3   Monday (01/19): NO SCHOOL (Official Holiday)

         Wednesday (01/21):
            QUIZ #1
            Discuss I am Legend
            HW: Read pp.55-64 of Book of the Dead

         Friday (01/23):
             Discuss I am Legend
             HW: Watch Night of the Living Dead (Streaming link on wiki;
                DVD copy in library; or buy it)




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Week 4   Monday (01/26):
            QUIZ #2
            Discuss Night of the Living Dead
            HW: Read pp.64-70 of Book of the Dead

         Wednesday (01/28):
            Discuss Night of the Living Dead
            Go over Movie Poster Assignment
            HW: Work on Movie Poster

         Friday (01/30):
             Discuss Night of the Living Dead
             Work on Movie Poster
             HW: Watch Dawn of the Dead (buy DVD or watch DVD copy in
                library on reserve)
Week 5   Monday (02/02):
             QUIZ #3
             Discuss Dawn of the Dead
             HW: Read pp.71-128 of Book of the Dead

         Wednesday (02/04):
            Movie Poster Due
            Discuss Dawn of the Dead
            Discuss readings
            HW: Read Tania Modleski‟s “The Terror of Pleasure: The
              Contemporary Horror Film and Postmodern Theory” (on course
              reserve)

         Friday (02/06):
             Discuss Dawn of the Dead
             Discuss article
             HW: Watch Day of the Dead (buy DVD or watch DVD copy in
                library on reserve)

Week 6   Monday (02/09):
            QUIZ #4
            Discuss Day of the Dead
            HW: Read pp.129-151 of Book of the Dead

         Wednesday (02/11):
            Discuss Day of the Dead
            HW: Read Robin Wood‟s “Day of the Dead: The Woman‟s
              Nightmare”




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         Friday (02/13):
             Discuss Day of the Dead
             Discuss article
             HW: Watch Peter Jackson‟s Brain Dead (buy DVD or watch
                DVD copy in library on reserve)

Week 7   Monday (02/16):
            QUIZ #5
            Discuss Brain Dead
            HW: Read pp.151-160 of Book of the Dead

         Wednesday (02/18):
            Discuss Brain Dead
            Go over Scene Analysis Web Project Assignment
            HW: Read excerpts from Barbara Creed‟s “Faces of the
              Monstrous-Feminine: Abjection and the Maternal”

         Friday (02/20):
             Discuss Brain Dead
             HW: Watch Resident Evil (buy DVD or watch DVD copy in
                library on reserve)

Week 8   Monday (02/23):
            QUIZ #6
            Discuss Resident Evil
            HW: Read pp.161-178 of Book of the Dead

         Wednesday (02/25):
            Discuss Resident Evil
            Discuss readings
            HW: Finish rough draft of scene analysis

         Friday (02/27):
             Discuss Resident Evil
             Peer Review Workshop
             HW: Watch 28 Days Later (buy DVD or watch DVD copy on
                reserve in library)

Week 9   Monday (03/02):
            QUIZ #7
            Discuss 28 Days Later
            HW: Read pp.178-192

         Wednesday (03/04):
            Discuss 28 Days Later
            Discuss readings
            HW: Finish Scene Analysis Web Project

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          Friday (03/06):
              Scene Analysis Web Project Due
              Discuss 28 Days Later
              HW: Watch Stacy (buy DVD or watch DVD coy on reserve in
                 library)
Week 10   Monday (03/09):
              QUIZ #8
              Go over Final Web Project/Portfolio
              Discuss Stacy
              HW: Begin brainstorming and drafting proposal for final project

          Wednesday (03/11):
             Library resources and database searching review session
             HW: Finish drafting proposal for final project

          Friday (03/13):
              Final Project Proposal Due
              Discuss Stacy
              HW: Watch Land of the Dead (buy DVD or watch DVD copy on
                 reserve in library)

Week 11     SPRING BREAK (03/16-03/20)
             * Start reading Max Brooks‟s World War Z*
Week 12   Monday (03/23):
             QUIZ #9
             Discuss Land of the Dead
             HW: Begin reading secondary sources for your final project

          Wednesday (03/25):
             Discuss Land of the Dead
             HW: Continue with research for final project

          Friday (03/27):
              Discuss Land of the Dead
              HW: Watch Diary of the Dead (buy DVD or watch DVD copy on
                 reserve in library)

Week 13   Monday (03/30):
             QUIZ #10
             Discuss Diary of the Dead
             HW: Begin drafting final project

          Wednesday (04/01):
             Discuss Diary of the Dead
             HW: Continue working on rough draft


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          Friday (04/03):
              Discuss Diary of the Dead
              HW: Finish Max Brooks‟s World War Z: An Oral History of the
                 Zombie War
Week 14   Monday (04/06):
              QUIZ #11
              Discuss World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
              HW: Continue drafting Final Project

          Wednesday (04/08):
             Discuss World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
             HW: Continue drafting Final Project

          Friday (04/10):
              Rough Draft of Final Project Due—Peer Review
              HW: Read The Walking Dead (Vol. 1)

Week 15   Monday (04/13):
             QUIZ #12
             Discuss The Walking Dead
             HW: Continue working on revisions and begin web design

          Wednesday (04/15):
             Discuss The Walking Dead
             In-class end of semester timed writing
             HW: Continue working on web design

          Friday (04/17):
              In-class work day (Computer Lab)
              HW: Prepare for Peer Review Workshop on Monday

Week 16   Monday (04/20):
             In-class work day (Computer Lab)
             HW: Work on Final Project Revisions

          Wednesday (04/22):
             Peer Review Workshop

          Friday (04/24):
              Last Day of Class—final thoughts for the semester
              Final Project Due—on scheduled exam date




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