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Week 1-Introduction to Reading and Writing

T 5/31
Class Introduction
Reading: "40 Years of Doubt: Conspiracy Theories Still Grip Public" (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001798376_conspiracy22.html)
In-Class Activity: Diagnostic Assignment and Discussion on Bedford (Introduction)
Hand out Summary Assignment

W 6/1
Reading: "Conspiracies So Vast" (http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2004/02/01/conspiracies_so_vast?mode=PF)
and Bedford (pages 33-41)
In-Class Activity:
Hand out Assignment #1

H 6/2
Reading: "The Paranoid Style in American Politics" (http://karws.gso.uri.edu/JFK/conspiracy_theory/the_paranoid_mentality/The_paranoid_style.html) and Bedford (pages 9-12)
In-Class Activity:
Due: Summary Assignment

Week 2-What Happened?
M 6/6
Reading: "Ghosts of November" (http://hometown.aol.com/DRoberdeau/JFK/GHOSTSofNOVEMBERupdate2001.html) and "Study Backs Theory of 'Grassy Knoll'" (http://www.ravenndragon.net/montgomery/knoll.html) and Bedford (pages 74-83)
 In-Class Activity:
Due: Draft #1/Assignment #1

T 6/7
Reading Day
(Use this as a time to get up to speed on the assassination of President Kennedy)
Reading: "Dealy Plaza Revisited" (http://www.texasmonthly.com/ranch/jfk/) and "The Conspiracy Theories" (http://karws.gso.uri.edu/JFK/conspiracy_theories/Texas_Monthly/Texas_Monthly_The_Consp_Theories.html)

W 6/8
Reading: "After Thirty Years: Making Sense of the Assasination" (http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/holland.htm) and Bedford (pages 39-40, 81)
In-Class Activity: Rough Draft Workshop
Hand out Assignment #2

H 6/9
Reading: "Lasting Questions about the Murder of President Kennedy" (parts 1-6) and Bedford (pages 188-194) (http://www.history-matters.com/essays/jfkgen/LastingQuestions/Lasting_Questions.htm)
In-Class Activity:
Due: Draft #2/Assignment #1

Week 3-Looking at the Players
M 6/13
Reading: "Science, Pseudo-Science, and Falsifiability" (http://www.olemiss.edu/courses/psy214/Readings/Popper/popper.htm) and
"Context: The Warren Commission" (http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/context2.htm)
In-Class Activity:

T 6/14
Reading: "The Oswald Agenda" (http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/organ1.htm) and "Harvey, Lee, and Tippit" (http://www.webcom.com/~ctka/pr198-jfk.html)
In-Class Activity:
Hand out Assignment #3

W 6/15
Reading: "Suspects in the JFK Assassination" (http://ourworld-top.cs.com/mikegriffith1/id140.htm) and "Cuba: The Line in the Sand" (http://www.manuscriptservice.com/DPQ/dparchiv1.htm#CUBA)
In-Class Activity:
Due: Draft #1/Assignment #2

H 6/16
Reading: Houston Chronicle on the Players (http://www.chron.com/content/chronicle/special/jfk/) and
In-Class Activity: Rough Draft Workshop
Due: Final Draft/Assignment #1

Week 4-Analyzing Testimonies and Evidence
M 6/20
Reading:  "Jean Hill's Tesimony" (http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKhillJ.htm) and "Katzenbach's Testimony" (http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/katzen.txt)
In-Class Activity:
Due: Draft #1/Assignment #3

T 6/21
Reading/Writing Day
(Use this day as a time to do some backgroud research and writing for your final paper)
Reading: "Hear No Evil: Acoustical Evidence in the Kennedy Assassination" (http://pages.prodigy.net/whiskey99/hearnoevil.htm)
Due: Draft #2/Assignment #2 by email

W 6/22
Reading: "On the Magic Bullet Theory" (http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/wcsbt.htm) and "The Great Carcano Swindle" (http://www.geocities.com/whiskey99a/carcano.html?200529)
In-Class Activity: Rough Draft Workshop

H 6/23
Reading: "JFK's Assassination: 'For Your Eyes Only' Manipulation of  the Evidence by the Dallas Police and Proof of a Second Gunman" (http://karws.gso.uri.edu/JFK/Issues_and_evidence/Alteration_of_bullet_ev/Cellura.html)
In-Class Activity:

Week 5-Coming to Conclusions
M 6/27
Reading: "The JFK Assassination: A False Mystery Concealing State Crimes" (http://home.earthlink.net/~jkelin1/vs_text.html)
In-Class Activity:
Due: Draft #2/Assignment #3

T 6/28
Reading: "The Waters of Knowledge versus The Waters of Uncertainty" (http://home.earthlink.net/~jkelin1/schotz.html)
In-Class Activity:
Due: Final Draft/Assignment #2

W 6/29
Reading: "Conspiracy Buffs" (http://karws.gso.uri.edu/JFK/Fiction/Conspiracy_Buffs/Conspiracy_buffs.html) and
In-Class Activity:

H 6/30
Reading: "Scooby Doo/X-Files Conspiracy Theory" (http://la.aznet.net/%7Elloyd/scooby.html)
Final Portfolio Due