Hi all — I HAVE EMAILED those of you who turned in a case study proposal, which is worth 15% of your final grade (yes, you get graded on both the proposal AND the final case study). IF YOU GAVE ME A PROPOSAL AND HAVE NOT HEARD RESPONSE YET, EMAIL ME: kscott65@gmail.com and let me know (I could’ve gone into your spam filter — and emailing me directly will probably unspam me).

Since your case studies are due next week, you don’t have to write a blog response, but please read the following for class discussion. These concepts will be in the final exam:


Also, for more information about formatting your case study paper and/or MLA style, see the following pages:


November 29th:

Andrew Oda, Chris Hemstreet, Samantha Paradiso; Maryann McGovern

December 6th:

Olivia Jackson (moved from Nov. 29th), Evelyn Torres, Sean Carter, Cindy Ruiz

Case Study #1 assignment guidelines:

The first case study is to be presented on one of the class dates that I will make available in class (you will sign up for your date the first day). For this assignment, you are to help open discussion of readings by locating a cultural artifact that illustrates or exemplifies one or more key points within the readings and discussing its relevance to the recent readings. Your goal is to assist your student colleagues in reading, analyzing, thinking about, and evaluating culture using the theoretical and critical ideas presented within the readings.

You should come prepared to discuss your artifact utilizing visual aids (images, web sites, handouts, etc.) as compliments to your presentation. Do not rely solely on these visual aids to make your case or argument; you must make the connections between the readings and your artifact explicit in your oral presentation.

You will have approximately five-ten minutes to do your in-class presentation. You may do your presentations individually, or pair up with the other student who also has to present on that day, in which case you should each talk about your artifact.

This case study presentation will count as 15% of your final grade.