Monday, November 23, 2015

Final Assessment Resources

Your final assessments for this class include a Pecha Kucha Presentation and a written take home exam. I explained more about these two assessments in class and handed out this document to help you make sense of them.

Here are some other resources to help you:

Brainstorming Map

Final Exam Directions, Questions and Cover Page (due Thursday December 10th at 3:00pm)

Pecha Kucha (presentations in class on Monday, December 7th)

Pecha Kucha on Pecha Kucha

A mediocre (less intimidating) Pecha Kucha

Directions for how to set up PK in Powerpoint

Directions for how to set up PK in Google Slides

5 Tips for PK Presentations

Assessment Rubrics for PK and Written Exam

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Blogging for the week of October 26

Hi GEND 200 folks,

A couple of you have written to clarify the blog assignment so I wanted to post here to remind you that your only assignment this week is to complete the Midterm Mapping assignment and post a link to it on your blog.

There are two ways to do this:

1) You can save the google doc in your Google Drive by going to MAKE A COPY under the file menu and then you can type directly on the document.  To get a link to put on your blog, you just go to the blue SHARE button in the top right corner and click where it says Get Shareable Link.  YOu can then paste that right on your blog.

2) You can print the document and fill it out by hand.  Then take a picture of it or scan it and put the image on your blog.

Looking forward to working with all of the texts on Monday!  Hope you had a good weekend.

LB :)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Readings this week...

Hi all,

Please note the assignment in the syllabus this week.  Rather than having you read all of the texts, I have assigned you each to ONE of the readings this week.  Please make sure that you have read carefully and blogged in a very detailed way before you come to class on Monday night.  You will be working in a small group to prepare teach the class about your text, and if you are not prepared, you will be unable to participate.

See you Monday at 5:00!

LB :)


Week #8: Oct 19 Race as a Feminist Issue
Readings: Yamato, “Something About the Subject Makes it Hard to Name;” Smith, “Racism and Women’s Studies;” Anzaldua, “La conciencia de la mestiza: Toward a new consciousness;” Lorde, “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House”
Assignment: Blog Post  #6 on your assigned text from this week (see list below!): Be prepared to teach your peers about the major issues in your article (posted to your blog by 10/17 @ midnight)

YAMATO: Steve, Jesenia, Emma, Orlando, Justin
SMITH: Ardriana, Stevens, Verrie, Brooks
ANZALDUA: Matt, Braden, Carlos, Romira

LORDE: Emely, Kyle, Cassie, Nancy, Shamonique

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Diversity Week Events

There are great events coming up on campus for Diversity Week October 5-10.  Don't miss out on these great speakers, films and activities!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Welcome to GEND 200!

Welcome to this Gender Studies blogging adventure!

For the second week of class, you will set up your own blog to use this semester  for all of your Talking Points assignments, and to keep track of your thoughts about any of the issues we cover.

A blog is your very own, personal online journal. It is public, in that I and your classmates can read it and comment on it, but it is your space and you can control most everything about it.

To start your own blog, you will go to:

If you do not already have a Google account, you will need to create one.  If you do have a Google account, sign in in the box at the right. 
Click the button that says NEW BLOG (you will see this even if you have blogged before) and follow the instructions to get started.  Don't forget your Username and Password!! You will need them to login everytime. Please write them down on the top of your syllabus so you don't forget!  

As you fill in the info, you will be asked to name your blog. This title will appear at the top of your blog. (Mine is called "RIC — Gender and Society")

Every blog has its own URL, or web address.

This will be the web address associated with your site. you can call it anything you like. Be clever or simple (or both) -- it is up to you.

You will also need to choose a design template for your blog. Look through the options listed and see what appeals to you. You can change this later so don't worry too much about it initially... 

Once you have the account set up, you can start posting. A “post” is an entry on your blog. (For clarification, you have one blog, but many posts). Give the post a title and then compose as you would any journal entry. When you are finished, hit the button that says Publish. It will not appear on your blog until you publish it. You can always go back and edit old posts and create new ones.

Your First Post:
Your first post should be a short introduction to you: who are you, what you did over the summer, why you are taking this class, what do you do when you are not in class, etc. (Just a short paragraph — no big deal).

When you are done creating your site and posting your first entry, please come back to this blog and post a comment at the end of our first post (scroll down) that includes your blog address so that I can post it in the blog list to the right.

Some Tips and Helpful Hints:
  • Once you are in your blog, look at the top right corner of the screen. If you click on the word DESIGN, you will be able to make design changes, create new posts, edit old posts, etc. (You can only do this if you are logged in to your blog.)
  • Once you are in the DESIGN screen, you can do all kinds of things to make your blog a bit more interesting. Change your fonts and colors, edit a post, change your settings. See the tabs at the left side of the screen for all kinds of options.
  • Poke around online and make a list of websites related to gender, social justice, feminism or anything else relevant and post them on your blog. You can add all kinds of things by ADDING A GADGET from your LAYOUT screen.
  • Just do the best you can with this. If you get stuck, don't fret... I am happy to help you anytime as you work on getting this started. And remember: you can't break it. It is just a blog. Everything can be changed if need be!
Good luck!!

LB :)