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CCT 205 Journal Assignment

Here are the four dates for the guest speakers! (Do note: dates are tentative, and others could be added. Prof. Benick will keep you appraised of changes in the schedule should they occur.)



Overview

Worth 5% of your final mark.

The goal of the journal assignment is to provide students with opportunities to explore issues raised in the guest lectures.

Guest lectures are scheduled in the regular meeting time throughout the semester as follows:

Week Date Guest Lecturer Topic
Week 2 Jan. 15
Mark Kuznicki
Civic Engagement and Digital Participation
Week 5 Feb. 5
Eric Squair
Digital Advocacy
Week 7 Feb. 26
Mary-Margaret Jones
Digital Politics

Changes to this schedule may be necessary to accommodate unforeseeable changes to the guest’s schedule or for weather conditions. Please check the course website on the day of the guest lecture to ensure that no changes have been made.

Students are required to attend the guest lectures in order to complete the journal assignment. Attendance will be taken on the lectures on the above dates. After each guest lecture, a topic related to the lecture will be posted under Assignments for students to consider in their journals.


Question 1:

Provide a short synthesis of the guest lecture given by Mark Kuznicki on January 15, 2009.

Describe the key features of the guest lecture showing how specific data served the general theme of the guest lecture

Respond to the following question: How would you go about finding people of like interest on a given topic and how would you go about growing the movement?


Question 2:





Provide a short synthesis of the guest lecture given by Eric Squair on February 5, 2009.

Describe the key features of the guest lecture showing how specific data served the general theme of the guest lecture

Respond to the following question: How are current advocacy campaigns different from advocacy campaigns in the past.


Question 3:

Provide a short synthesis of the guest lecture given by Mary-Margaret Jones on February 26, 2009. Her PowerPoint lecture has been posted on the course website under Course Content.
Describe the key features of the guest lecture showing how specific data served the general theme of the guest lecture
Respond to the following question: In developing a public relations campaign for a political party, which approach is more effective: the right task for the tool or the right tool for the task. Please provide one example to support your position.


Question 4:
There is no Journal Entry required for the class on March 12th as the Guest Lecture was cancelled due to rescheduling of activities for the Japan Exchange Students.


Journal Requirements


Each journal entry must be a maximum of 200 words.

Each journal entry must contain the following descriptive information:

Student’s name:
Student’s UTM I.D.:
Name of guest lecturer: Date of lecture:
Topic of lecture:

Each journal entry must be double spaced.

The journal must be written in sentence and paragraph form.

The word count must appear at the end of each journal entry.

A hard copy of the journal will be submitted in the beginning of the lecture period in Week 11 on
March 26.

The journal will contain 3 journal entries, one for each guest lecture in chronological order starting with the first guest lecture and ending with the last guest lecture.

Please staple all pages of the document together to avoid loss or mix up.


Evaluation Criteria

The journal assignment is worth 5% of your final mark. The following are the criteria used for evaluation of the student’s work.

Understanding of subject matter
•Short synthesis of guest lecture was provided.
•Key features of the guest lecture were provided to show how specific data served the general theme of the guest lecture
•The topic posted on the course website was addressed


Clarity and organization
•Journal entries were written in a clear and concise manner
•Journal entries were organized as per the requirements (word count, descriptive information, chronological order)



Frequently Asked Questions


Question: Should each journal be on it's own page? Or can we continue on the same page after leaving a gap?

Answer:** I would put them on seperate pages just for organization-sake, but I don't think it really matters.

|| Question: Is it okay if the word count is exceeded (ie. 50 words or so) ? || since shes clearly listed max 200--> wouldnt really risk it- but it should be okay though