For the first class meeting, discussion focused on introductions to the discipline, the course, the instructor, and the course project. Basic rhetorical concerns received attention, as did other underlying matters needed for student success in the class.
Students were reminded of upcoming assignments:
- Discussions (four posts per graded thread), due online before 0059 on 7 May 2018
- Week 1 Homework (p. 656, #9), due online as a Word document before 0059 on 7 May 2018
Students are urged to be at work selecting topics for the course project and doing background reading to inform the course project.
Class met slightly other than scheduled, at 1800 in Room 114 of the San Antonio campus (instead of the assigned 111; class relocated against non-working air conditioning). The class roster listed ten students enrolled; four attended, assessed informally. Student participation was reasonably good. Office hours have not yet occurred.