Hi all. Welcome to our course blog. We will use this blog as a forum to discuss issues related to discourse and public space. You will be expected to post 250 word minimum responses to all forums as pre-writing exercises for class discussions and your own formal writing assignments. The forum discussions, in other words, are intended to scaffold your learning–to get you thinking and writing before you bring your ideas to the class. Hope you enjoy these forums–I have made every attempt to make the questions as engaging as possible.