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This semester has certainly crept up on me. I had a very busy winter break. The realization that this semester has crept up on me has me realizing a few other things, things that have gotten away from me.
One such thing that has gotten away from me is keeping the syllabi on this blog up to date. As longtime readers of this blog probably know, my mission here is to share what I’m doing in the classroom as well as what I am thinking about as it relates to teaching and learning social media and related fields. While my primary means of doing that is via blog posts, from the start I also set out to share syllabi. Yet, as we turned the page to 2019 I realized I have neglected to share syllabi from anything after 2017, sans my 2018 persuasion and message design syllabus. Eek!
One reason for this was because sometimes, on the surface that is a syllabus, not a lot has changed from year to year. The main changes tend to be ‘under the hood’ – that is, in the day-to-day class and related assignments.
Yet, when I add up the changes that occur from semester to semester, it is clear that over a few years, a lot changes on my syllabi.
I’ve also noted that many of you download the syllabi I share on SlideShare. For example, the social media syllabus from my fall 2016 class has been downloaded 65 times to date.
So, I have updated the syllabi menu of this blog to include my 2019 spring research class syllabus, my 2019 spring campaigns class syllabus, my 2019 writing across platforms syllabus, and my fall 2018 social media class syllabus. I also placed the fall 2018 persuasion and message design syllabus in the syllabus menu.
You can access the syllabus menu at the top of this page (see image below). You can also see them below. To download any of them, click the LinedIn icon. This will take you to the full page on Slideshare. There, you will see a download button.
I feel good. Everything is in equilibrium. We’re all up to date… for now.
Be sure to check back in 2 weeks for my “What’s Changing?” blog post, a long-running series on this blog where I start the semester by sharing changes, updates, and new approaches I am taking to my classes for the semester. Can’t wait? Read last semester’s “What’s Changing?” post.
COMM 322 Social Media Fall 2018 Syllabus
COMM 335 Writing Across Platforms Spring 2018 Syllabus
COMM 402 Persuasion & Message Design Fall 2018 Syllabus
COMM 435 (Applied) Communication Research Spring 2019 Syllabus
COMM 470 Strategic Campaigns Spring 2019 Syllabus