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Readings for Wednesday, December 1

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Here are two readings for Wednesday. I expect you to come prepared, having read them thoroughly and identified their main points: U.S. Joins Industry in Piracy War Engineers Slam Internet ‘Censorship’ Bill Under Review by Senate

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What Are the Issues?

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

You will be working in the groups you’ve been assigned to to prepare an online resource for the discussion of the topic of Online Sharing/Piracy. If you were present for the Monday, November 22 class, you know what group you’ve been assigned to. If you were absent, contact me ASAP, so I can assign you [...]

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Reading and Homework

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Here’s your homework for Friday, November 19: Read the following article: “Apple Begins Selling Beatles Downloads“ Find an article on the topic of Online Piracy, Sharing, Legal vs. Illegal Downloads, etc. and post the link on the Facebook Group Discussion space: Find an article on the topic of Environmental Issues in Puerto Rico and [...]

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Essay #2: Evaluation of a Film

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Description The goal of this assignment is to evaluate a film of your choice, taking into account its critical reception. Your thesis statement will be your overall evaluation, whether you think it is good/successful, bad/unsuccessful, or have a mixed evaluation of it. The support for your essay needs to be criteria relevant to your film’s [...]

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Critical Reception of a Film

Monday, November 1st, 2010

For this activity, you will visit Rotten Tomatoes ( and research the critical reception of your chosen group film, preparing a brief presentation (approx. 5 minutes) that includes the following: Group criteria on genre Individual reviews based on criteria Overall Tomatometer score Detailed discussion of critical reception (considering 8-12 reviews) Evaluative group consensus on film. [...]

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