Symbolic Systems 201
Digital Technology, Society, and Democracy
Autumn Quarter 2019-2020
Guidelines for Student Presentations
10 and Finals Week, each student will present a book, approved by the
the course themes. A list
suggested books is on the course website, although you may
propose a book not on the list, or one from a previous
course syllabus. Book assignments will be discussed during class in Week 5. Student
based on these book assignments,
will be given 15 minutes each (including
discussion). Book assignments
and presentation times will be finalized
in class in
- Prepare a handout summarizing the main points, and including any quotes, diagrams, or other material that you might want to refer to, since the rest of us will not have the book or full readings in front of us. The handout should be a visual aid for your presentation. Bring 19 copies of the handout to class (including one for yourself).
- Spend about 7 minutes summarizing the arguments and issues that are discussed in the book or reading set you are presenting, including those parts that were not read by the whole class.
- Say a bit about how your chosen excerpt (read by the whole class) fits into and compares with the rest of what you have read (1-2 minutes).
- Have the student assigned to comment on your book read their comment, and then respond to the comment. Spend the remainder of your time engaging with the class in discussion about the book you have presentation and the student comment on it.