Wed 5/4

Student Presentations

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Monday 5/2

I.  Group project meeting time and check-ins (15 mins)

II.  Group projects

Women in Science – Ana, Tony, Sara

The Wage Gap – Richard, Anabel, Gerald

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Final Exam info & Monday’s class

Monday, we will have a guest lecture on “Angela Davis’ Feminist Analysis of the Prison Industrial Complex” by Sascha Brown.  Please finish the short book, Are Prisons Obsolete by Monday.

In Monday’s class, we will also vote on the format of our final exam (see below), and we will also sign up for presentation dates (M 5/2, W 5/4, M 5/9, W 5/11)– so don’t miss it!

Final Exam (May 25, 9:45am)

I.  Traditional Exam – 30 multiple choice terms, 3 short answer, 1 essay.  Will provide a study guide.

II.  Takehome Essay Exam – two essays, 3-4 pages each.  Pick 2 of 3 topics given on last day of class, due day of Final

III. Identification exam – Study guide of 30 terms we choose.  On day of exam, I give you ten terms, you write about 8 of them.  Here are my standard instructions for an ID exam:

Choose any eight of the following terms (5 pts possible for each). For each term, write:
1 pts – a brief definition of the relevant term, and an example, if applicable
1 pts – mention the context in which we read/studied it
3 pts – an explanation of the significance of the term for women’s studies, including any relevant substantive or historical information.  This third part is most important, because you are explaining why the term is important, why I should care about it.  This part of your answer is subjective, meaning it is your informed opinion about why this idea matters. (Another way to think about this part might be, what would this term or phrase have meant to you before you took this class?  What does it mean now, and how do you explain the difference?)

A good identification will be a full paragraph, or 4-6 sentences.  Yet longer paragraphs are not necessarily better – do not just write everything you can remember about a term, but think carefully about what is most important and relevant about a term in the context of our class.

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Gender, Domesticity, & Social Policy 4/18

I.  Team progress reports – check in

II.  Lecture:  Domesticity,  Gender & Social Policy

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Group assignments & NO CLASS WEDNESDAY

We created our final project groups today, so if you missed class, read up here and email asap to sign up for a group….

There is no regular class on Wednesday – please use the time to meet with your group and get started on researching and organizing your project topic.  A group progress report is due Monday in class – one page from the group with topic, initial bibliography, or work assignments…..

Remember (most) class emails are listed here at the bottom of the page (password:  spartans).

    Closed groups:

    • Sex selection and reproductive rights – Meliza, Breanna, Claire
    • Gay/lesbian adoption – Michelle, Lydia C., Emily McD
    • Gender difference in science – Ana C., Tony T., Sara M.
    • Women & media – Andrea R, Reanne A., Vedika R.
    • Reproductive health issues in sex work – Maria C., Anna C., Vilma R.
    • The Second shift, domestic/wage work – Shawnte S., G’neyb S. Wendy W
    • Feminist organizations in the 80s & 90s – Alie B, Jennifer T., Karina R.
    • Domestic violence among same sex couples – Amy T, Ruth T., Joyce K.
    • The wage gap – Richard H., Anabel H., Gerald B.
    • Reproductive rights & race/ethnic perspectives – Alessandra, Francisca & Naomi
    • The abortion pill – Yessica, Alex W., Aly B.

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