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Spring Semester 2014 Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies 1110: Gender, Sex and Power Tu and Th h!0pm"#h 0pm Pla$e: %ournalism &uilding 2'4

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Students with a university documented disability certified by the Office of Disability Services should discuss with me any special accommodations needed for the course. Please make me aware of your needs as soon as possible. The office of Disability Services, located at 15 Pomerene !all, offers services for students with documented disabilities. "ontact the ODS at #$%% &, #'#$ ' 1( http)**www.ods.ohio$state.edu*
,nstru$tor: Sara +odr,-ue.$/r-0elles -..i$e /o$ation: 1niversity !all %& 2mail: rodri-ue.$ar-uellesriva.15osu.edu -..i$e 3ours: Tuesdays %h pm$5h pm or by appointment 0e1uired Text: +eadin- 2omen3s 4ives Pearson "ustom Publishin"ompiled by Sara +odr,-ue.$/r-0elles -ther Texts: 4 will be posted on "armen

5ourse des$ription 6ender, Se7 and Power is desi-ned to introduce students from diverse back-rounds and disciplines to the interdisciplinary field of 2omen3s, 6ender and Se7uality Studies. This course draws on a variety of films and literatures to analy.e -ender, race, se7uality and other dimensions of identity( and places the study of women and -ender roles in broader transnational conte7t. 26SS 111 satisfies three 6eneral 8ducation re9uirements) "ultures and :deas( Social Sciences) :ndividuals and 6roups( and Social Diversity.

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6$ademi$ ,ntegrity7Plagiarism

Students are e7pected to maintain complete academic inte-rity. 5lass Parti$ipation 208 Please become familiar with the departmental statement on pla-iarism) 9idterm 2xamination 208 /s defined by 1niversity +ule %%%5$%1$ #, pla-iarism is ?the :inal 2xamination 208 representation of another3s works or ideas as one3s own( it 6$ti)ism 6$tion 108 includes the unacknowled-ed word for word use and*or Writing 6ssignments 208 paraphrasin- of another person3s work, and*or the inappropriate Group Presentation 108 unacknowled-ed use of another person3s ideas.@ Pla-iarism is one of the most serious offenses that can be committed in an academic community( as such, it is the obli-ations of this There will be a midterm e7am and adepartment and its instructors to report all cases of suspected final e7am. Students will be -iven apla-iarism to the "ommittee on /cademic Aisconduct. /lways study -uide two weeks prior to eachask 9uestions +e.ore you turn in an assi-nment if you are e7am. uncertain about what constitutes pla-iarism. /lways see your T/ or professor if you are havin- difficulty with an assi-nment. To /)1 $'%( /$)'#$' ( ;<) ='$=&( ;)=>$=%(preserve the inte-rity of OS1 as an institution of hi-her learnin-, to ;$)=#$= ( "<)&'$&&( ")&>$&%( "$)&#$& (maintain your own inte-rity, and to avoid Beopardi.in- your D<)>'$>&( D)>>$> ( 8)5'$ future, *- ;-T P/6G,60,<2=

2 5ourse /earning -+>e$ti)es 1? (nderstand the ways in whi$h gender, ra$e, $lass, sexuality, disa+ility and other $ategories o. identity mutually in.orm and $onstitute one another? 2? 5omprehend .oundational .eminist theories a+out sex, gender, sexuality and ine1uality? !? 0e$ogni@e the importan$e o. the $onstru$tion o. gender, sex, $lass, ra$e and a+ility in shaping oneAs li.e, so$iety, and the experien$es o. people all o)er the world? 4? *is$o)er the importan$e o. .eminist a$ti)ism in the struggle .or womenAs li+eration and e)aluate past and present attempts at dissol)ing systems o. domination? ? /earn to use gender as an analyti$al tool .or so$ial, $ultural, politi$al, e$onomi$ and s$ienti.i$ assumptions?

5lass Parti$ipation"208: Cou are e7pected to be an active participant in your own learnin-. +eadin-s and assi-nments are intended to inform class discussion, so you are e7pected to have read all the re9uired readin-s done for each day. Please brin- one 1uestion from each readin- every day of class. : will ask some of you for those 9uestions Ddifferent people on different daysE and we will discuss them in class in order to clarify the readin-s. Auch of what we will cover in this class addresses some of our most revered beliefs about -ender, se7 and power. :t is essential that we listen and respond respectfully. Cou all have the ability to think deeply about them and contribute your knowled-e to class discussions, your opinion is important. : will try my best as an instructor to create a respectful and thou-htful environment that stimulates and facilitates class discussion. :n order to do so, we, as a -roup, will establish some ?-round rules@ for class discussion that we will abide by in order to ensure a safe, stimulatin-, and respectful environment. Cou are permitted one D1E absence without penalty and without Bustification. 8ach additional absence will subtract points from your attendance*participation -rade. :f you miss a class when an assi-nment is due, please know that this is not an e7cuse to turn in your assi-nment late? , will not a$$ept late assignments unless you have made arran-ements with me prior to the be-innin- of the class in which the assi-nment is due. P/26S2 be on time for class. /ll your class mates will benefit from your presence and your participation.

3 Writing 6ssignment 1"108: /naly.e your own positionality, focusin- on encounters with oppression, privile-e, and knowled-e. 8laborate on at least two aspects of your identity, one that has privile-ed you and one that has disadvanta-ed you. Aore information will be posted on "armen two weeks before the due date, and : will also post an e7ample of this assi-nment to help you focus the task. Due Fan % th. Writing 6ssignment 2"108: "hoose a popular culture artifact Dmovie, TG show episode, blo- article, music videoE. 87plain how the -ender representations enforce -ender norms, or -ender binaries, and maintain patriarchy Dmale system of ruleE. Aore information will be posted on "armen two weeks before the due date. Due Heb #5th. 6$ti)ism 6$tion"108: :n order to help you connect the course material with real life, you are re9uired to participate in at least one activism action, inside or outside the 1niversity. This action will take place outside of class time and you will write a #$pa-e paper on it. :n the paper you have to detail your e7perience and connect it to the coursework. This activity can vary from attendin- to a protest, volunteerin- for a non$profit, to writinletters for a political demand. Please let me know what you plan on doin- prior to your action. Start thinkin- about this activity asapI Due Aarch # th. Group Presentation"108: Cou will be split into -roups and will be e7pected to present on any topic of your election connected to the class themes. 8ach -roup will be e7pected to -ive a 15 minute presentation on the topic. The -roup is welcome to video, handouts, and power point presentation in their presentation. 8ach -roup member should participate in the presentation. Due /pril 1st. 2xtra $redit: Two possibilities for e7tra credit are -iven. :f you decide to do either of them, please let me know before Sprin- ;reak. Cour -rade on the total of the paper assi-nments, activist action and -roup presentation will increase one step Dfor e7. from "< to ;$, from ; to ;<, etc.E Hilm Series) if you choose to do this activity you have to attend to J of the movies shown on the Hilm Series and write a #$pa-e reflection paper on each of them where you connect the film with the readin-s and lectures from class.

4 /typical -ender act) if you choose to do this activity you have to carry out a -ender atypical act and write a reflection paper about it. 4et me know if you are interested so : can -ive you proper instructions. 2mail eti1uette: Please check your email daily and reply to emails within #J hours. This is an important professional habit. : will only respond to emails that include a subBect line, opens with a salutation DDear Sara, !i Sara, etc.E and ends with a closin- statement DSincerely, ;est, etcE. This is also a very important professional habitI

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