Diversity & Tech #22 (November 20)


New items in Reading/Watching/Listening:

Updated Policy on Unexcused Absences (UA) – also added to the D&T menu

  • 0 UA: Your final grade will be increased by 5 points.
  • 1 UA: Amnesty! A single unexcused absence will be dropped from your grade.
  • 2 UA: You can make up for a single unexcused absence by completing all Timed Exercises for homework after sessions #23-26. In each of the homework Timed Exercises, you must indicate whether you want it to count as extra credit — I don’t plan to write feedback on Extra Credit exercises.
  • 3+ UA: TBD pending discussion with the Office of Student Advocacy

Additional notes:

  • There have been several unexcused absences since the midterm date of October 23. If you’re not sure if you have any unexcused absences, ask me.
  • Final presentations will be on December 11 and 13. These sessions are reserved for short (5 minute) final presentations. Missing your final presentation will affect your final grade, so do your best not to miss class on these dates.


  • News (10)
  • 1-question Timed Exercise (25)
    • 1-on-1s
  • Discussion (30)
  • Research Notes
    • Live-edit
    • Final paper template
    • Keywords for American Studies
  • 1-on-1s


  1. Please prepare a rough draft of your final article. We will begin peer review in class on November 27.
  2. Add relevant a news item to D&T News Items 2023.