WRA 360 syllabus schedule modules miscellaneous

Readings are all available on our class D2L site (https://d2l.msu.edu). The "Questions" links below include prompts, images, illustrations, and tools for navigating the day's readings.

WEEK
DAY
WORK DUE  
READING QUESTIONS
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11
M 3/24

Aoki, Boyle, and Jenkins, selections from Bound by Law
Helyar and Doudnikoff, "Walking the Labyrinth of Multimedia Law"
Moll, “Good Designers Copy, Great Designers Steal”
Moll, “Good Designers Redesign, Great Designers Realign”

  questions
     
11
W 3/26
Lannon, "Instructions"
Scott, “Tips for Making Instructional Videos”
   
         
11 Sat 3/29 Module 8 due by midnight    
star
12
M 3/31
Dragga and Voss, "Cruel Pies: The Inhumanity of Technical Illustrations"
Doumont, "Verbal Versus Visual: A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures, too"
  questions
     
12
W 4/2
Markel, "Choosing the Appropriate Kind of Graphic"
Wilbur and Burke, "Explaining How Things Work"
  questions
         
12 Sat 4/5 Module 9 due by midnight    
star
13
M 4/7
Lipton, Introduction to Designing Across Cultures
Oliu, Brusaw, and Alred, "Using Graphics to Communicate Internationally"
Dery, "Brown Power"
Fiss, "Eating the Other"

  questions
   
13
W 4/9
Dragga, “Is this Ethical?”
Rich, "Who Needs Ethics?"
  questions
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14
M 4/14
Baer, “Process: Prototypes and Testing”
Cerejo, “Design Better and Faster with Rapid Prototyping”
  questions
     
14
W 4/16
at least three “In the Workplace” articles on beyondwords blog
at least three MSU Career Services videos
Byers, "Managing Your Digital Identity"

  questions
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15
M 4/21
at least three "Portfolio Showcase" entries on beyondwords blog
Hansen, "Your Job Skills Portfolio"
Mathers, “Your Online Portfolio”
final presentations / project work time
  questions
     
15
W 4/23
final presentations / project work time    
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F
W 4/30
final project due by 5pm    
         
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1
M 1/6
 

   
         
1
W 1/8
Schriver, “What is Document Design?”   questions
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2
M 1/13
Markel, “Designing the Document”   questions
         
2
W 1/15
Sturken and Cartwright, Chapter 1 from Practices of Looking: “Practices of Looking: Images, Power, and Politics”

  questions
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3
M 1/20
NO CLASS MLK DAY    
         
3
W 1/22
Davis, "The Elements of the Page"
Cullen, "Structure and Organization"
Lynch and Horton, Chapter 7 from Web Style Guide 3: “Page Style Guide”

  questions
         
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4
M 1/27
Dobrin, Keller, and Weisser, Chapter 2: “Rhetoric and Technical Communication”
Schriver, “The Impact of Poor Design"
Williams, “The State of Our Ballot”

  questions
         
4
W 1/29
Ehses and Lupton, selection from "Rhetorical Handbook"   questions
         
4
Sat 2/1
Module 1 due by 5pm    
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5
M 2/3
Spiekermann and Ginger, “Type is Everywhere”
Heller, Introduction to Typology
  questions
         
5
W 2/5
Williams, “Readability and Legibility”
White, “Text”
  questions
         
5
Sat 2/8
Module 2 due by 5pm    
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6
M 2/10
OSHA, “Presenting Effective Presentations with Visual Aids”
Reynolds, from presentationzen, Chapter 6: “Presentation Design”
  questions
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6
W 2/12
Zahorsky, “What Color is Your Business?”
Xerox, “International Color Guide”
Bengal, “Pink & Blue”
“Color and Appetite Matters”
Morton, “Taking the Color of Medications Seriously”

   
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7
M 2/17
Horton, "Color in Icons"
Szantó, “The Color of Revolution”
Module 3 due in class

  questions
     
7
W 2/19
White, "Building Blocks of Functional Design"   questions
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8
M 2/24
Kimball and Hawkins, selection from Document Design: "Variables in Print Format"

Module 4 due by 3pm
  questions
     
8
W 2/26
Prezi Team, “Presentation on Presentations”
at least one “day in the life…” readings posted on D2L
  questions
         
 
Sat 3/1
Module 5 due by 5pm    
    star    
         
    SPRING BREAK    
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9
M 3/10
Harper, Introduction to Radical Graphics
Heller, "Cheapskate Design"
  questions
     
9
W 3/12
Heller, "Cult of the Ugly"
Goines, "Beauty"
  questions
     
9
Sat 3/15
Module 6 due by 5pm    
star
10
M 3/17
    questions
     
10
W 3/19
NO CLASS I AM OUT OF TOWN

  questions
     
10
Sat 3/22
Module 7 due by 5pm    
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syllabus modules miscellaneous