Media Maker, Academic, Nerd

DTC 497 Schedule Spring 2019

Class Syllabus:

The schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the class.  All changes will be reflected here and a message will be sent out to the entire class through Blackboard’s email system.

Week & DatesClass PrepIn ClassDue
Week 1 –

Jan. 8, 10
Syllabus Day

Who are we?

Bring to class on January 10th 5 different artifacts that represent who you are, your interests, and accomplishments
Week 2 –

Jan. 15, 17
Review before class on 1/17:
Your assigned chapter in Democracy & Education or alternative format
Personal Portfolios & Statement of Purpose Essay

CCE Presentation & What are we doing here?

Unit #1 – Professional Development

Week 3 –

Jan. 22, 24
Review before class on Jan. 24th:

ASCC Resume Packet

How to Perfect the Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitches
Week 4 –

Jan. 29, 31
Review before class on Thursday January 31:

ASCC Interviewing Packet

What is Business Attire?
Peer Review of Resumes

Business Attire & Etiquette
Due January 29th: Before Class –
Print out two copies of your resume and bring them to class PLUS
Post a digital copy of your resume on Blackboard
Week 5 –

Feb. 5, 7

No Class – Attend Career Expo


Due by the end of the day on Monday February 4th – Final Resumes

Due Tuesday Feb. 5th – Career Expo Attendance & Reflection

Submit to Blackboard before class on February 7th:
A personal portfolio site that you think has merit
Week 6 –

Feb. 12, 14

Week 7 –

Feb. 19, 21
Draft of Portfolios

Elevator Pitch Presentation & How to do an Informational Interview
Due before class on February 19th: Draft of Digital Portfolio on Blackboard

Due by the end of the day on February 19th: Peer Reviews of Portfolios

Due by the end of the day on February 21st – Recorded Elevator Pitch

Unit #2 – Global Community

Week 8 –

Feb. 26, 28
Review before class on Tuesday Feb. 26th:

Roopika Risam –
Torn Apart/Separados

Beyond Margins: Intersectionality in the Digital Humanities

“Navigating the Global Digital Humanities: Insights from Black Feminism”

Sara Siestreem –
Gallery Talk

Review before class on Thursday Feb. 28th:

Mishuana Goeman –
Mapping Indigenous LA

From Place to Territories and Back Again: Centering Storied Land in the discussion of Indigenous Nation-building

Briam Thom –
Ethnic Mapping Lab

Bringing Indigenous Kamchatka to Google Earth



Week 9 –

March 5, 7

No formal Class Meetings this week – Attend 2 sessions of the CDSC Spring Symposium on March 4th & 5thDue by the end of the day on March 8th – CDSC Spring Symposium Reflection Paper
March 11-15 No ClassSpring Break

Unit #3 – Local Community

Week 10 –

March 19 & 21

No Class on Tuesday March 19th

Logo Design Project
Due by the end of the day on March 19th – Informational Interview Reflection

Due by the end of the day on March 22nd – Design Resource
Week 11 –  

March 26 & 28
Review before class on March 28th –
Design Resource Readings
Meet Clients

Design Seminar
Week 12 –

April 2, 4


Week 13 –

April 9, 11

Logo Presentations
Due before class on April 11: Logos

Due in-class on April 11: Logo Presentations

Unit #4 – Self Care

Week 14 –

April 16, 18
What is Self Care?

Due by the end of the day on April 18th: Your Digital Portfolio with your Statement of Purpose
Week 15 –

April 21 & 25


DTC Showcase
FinalsNo class meeting during finals week Due by the end of day on May 1st – Self Care Reflection