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WGSS 2263 Lecture Notes - Times New Roman, Femicide, Rape Culture

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Fall 2016

Department
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Course Code
WGSS 2263
Professor
Kristen Olsen
Lecture
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“Women, Gender, and Violence”
Violence - is not only physical
- Poverty, deprivation
- Vs domestic violence+assault
Demographics;
- Women of color, etc
Contact:
- Office: Beach Hall 423, M/W 9:30-11AM+appointment
Topics:
- Predominantly US based
- 1st few weeks = rape culture (campus interest)
- Several great documentaries
- Gender violence in media, sports, military, porn/sex work, medical violence, state sanctioned
(femicide), genital mutilation
- Advertisement
- Military harassment
Structure:
- Monday: lectures
- W/F: present discussion questions
- Group activities, watch documentaries+discuss
- Speakers
- No textbooks, readings all on huskyct
Grading:
- 3% * 12 read+respond
- Requirements:
- ~3 articles, minimal volume
- >400 word response on all readings, +>1 relevant question
- Submission
- As attachment (RTF, word)
- Due each week Sunday, midnight, late assignments not accepted
- Scored on 10 point scale (specs next week, none this week)
-13% * 3 papers
- 5-6 page, typed double spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman
- Rubric on huskyct
- Rape culture, institutional violence, state-sanction violence
-15% * Participation
- 0-1 Unexcused absences
- Contribute to discussion in each class (vs “frequently”)
- Self eval mid+end of semester on participation reference (ie smaller groups)
-10% * Final take home essay
- Exam period TBA
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“Women, Gender, and Violence” Violence - is not only physical - Poverty, deprivation - Vs domestic violence+assault Demographics; - Women of color, etc Contact: - Email: [email protected] - Office: Beach Hall 423, M/W 9:30-11AM+appointment Topics: - Predominantly US based - 1st few weeks = rape culture (campus interest) - Several great documentaries - Gender violence in media, sports, military, porn/sex work, medical violence, state sanctioned (femicide), genital mutilation - Advertisement - Military harassment Structure: - Monday: lectures - W/F: present discussion questions - Group activities, watch documentaries+discuss - Speakers - No textbooks, readings all on huskyct Grading: - 3% * 12 read+respond - Requirements:
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