Assignments

Documents with an asterisk (*) were created by Elizabeth Fox, writing advisor to the class, and are used with permission.

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1 Introduction to Course and Field of Women’s and Gender Studies

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2 The Roots of Contemporary Gender Debates: The 19th Century American Women’s Rights Movement

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Due: Homework 1

3 Interpreting Classic American Women’s Rights Documents: Seneca Falls Convention and “The Declaration of Sentiments” (1848)

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Due: Homework 2

4 Interpreting Classic American Women’s Rights Documents: Seneca Falls Convention and “The Declaration of Sentiments” (1848) (cont.)

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Due: Homework 3

5

Strategies for Gender Change: “Direct Action Voting” / Civil Disobedience;

Gender, Race and Suffrage

Due: Homework 4
6

Gender, Race and Suffrage (cont.)

Screening: Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice

Distribute: Homework 5 on Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice (PDF)
7 Gender, Race and Suffrage (cont.)

Distribute: Homework 6 on The Yellow Wallpaper (PDF)

Due:

  • Homework 5
  • Oral presentation dates and preferences
8 Resistance or Illness?: Discourses of Women, Medicine and Madness in 19th Century America and Beyond Due: Homework 6
9 Screening: The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter

Distribute: Homework 7 on Friedan and The Life and Times of Rosie the River (PDF)

Due: Essay 1, Version 1 + cover letter

10 Beyond Suffrage: The Roots of the Second Wave of the American Women’s Rights Movement: World War II and Postwar Era

Distribute: Homework 8 on feminism (PDF)

Due: Homework 7

11 Beyond Suffrage: The Roots of the Second Wave of the American Women’s Rights Movement: World War II and Postwar Era (cont.) Due: Homework 8
12

The Second Wave of Women’s Rights Activism (1963-present)

Screening: Sisters of ‘77

Distribute: Homework 9 on Sisters of '77 (PDF)
13 The Second Wave of Women’s Rights Activism (1963-present) (cont.)

Distribute: Homework 10 on Lorber and Richardson (PDF)

Due: Homework 9

14 Socialization and Gender Roles; Conceptualizing the Meaning of Biological Differences

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Due: Homework 10

15

Socialization: Race, Ethnicity, Nationality and Gender Roles; Gender and Education

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16

Representation of Gender in Advertising and Popular Visual Media

Screening: Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women

Distribute: Homework 11 - A gender analysis of a TV show (PDF)
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Representation of Gender in Advertising and Popular Visual Media (cont.)

Due: Homework 11
18 Sexualities and Gender; The Right to Marriage Due: Revision of Essay 1 + cover letter
19

Crossing Gender Boundaries

Screening: Ma Vie en Rose

Distribute: Homework 12 on Ma Vie en Rose (PDF)
20

Perspectives on Transgender

Due: Homework 12
21

Sexuality, Contraception and Reproductive Choice

Oral presentations

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Due: Due Essay 2 + cover letter

22

Gender and Work

Distribute: Homework 13 on family workplace benefits (PDF)
23

Gender and Work (cont.)

Distribute: Homework 14 on clothing (PDF)

Due: Homework 13

24

Gender and Work: Global Dimensions

Due: Homework 14
25

Gender and Work: Global Dimensions (cont.)

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26 Global Issues: Contemporary Gender Equality Issues and Movements; Course Wrap-Up Due: Essay 3 and final reflection

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