Syllabus

Syllabus: WOMEN'S STUDIES 10

General Information
• This is a learning-centered course.  Reading and active participation are essential. 
 This syllabus is subject to updates and other changes.  Please review it regularly.
• If you drop the course during the semester, you are welcome to enroll again in the future.

 

 

 

Required Texts: 

• Coursepack, "Women's Studies 10: Readings from Bell Hooks..." at the AET bookstore.

• Elayne Rapping, Media-tions: Forays into the Culture and Gender Wars, South End Press, 1994. The new copy runs for about $15. But you can order a used copy for half the price from Amazon by clicking on the title above.

• Some readings are still to be announced. Once they are determined, they will be on reserve at the SMC library (main campus) and/or available online.

Course Policy  
All college policies will be followed. See the Santa Monica College Catalog for an explanation of policies and grading.

Respect:  Individual ideologies will differ, as will interpretations of gender issues/studies.  We will strive to maintain an open and safe forum, where a diversity of perspectives will be welcomed and explored.  Personal attacks will not be tolerated.

Attendance:  If you miss more than two (2) class meetings, unless clear arrangements have been made with the instructors in advance, your attendance and participation grade will drop twenty-five (25) points for each absence over the two-week allowance. Attendance will be taken for every class session, and it is your responsibility to sign-in on the attendance sheet. Students who miss four (4) or more classes may be dropped from the class.

Work Load/Assignments

      All written work must be typed, doubled-spaced, spell-checked, and in a 12 point font.

      All written work must have a typed cover sheet with your name, section number, date, and assignment title.

      Students are responsible for having backup copies of all their work submitted for a grade, this includes all online discussion entries.

      Students are responsible for obtaining a SMC e-mail account by the second week of class. To sign up online go to: http://accounts.smc.edu/

      Assignments are to be turned in on time.  Late assignments or exams will be penalized unless clear arrangements have been made with the instructors prior to the due date.

 Required Assignments  -- 1000 points possible:  

Assignments:

Specifications:

Due Dates:

Possible Points:

Homework Assignments

Outlines & Notes on Readings

Weekly.

10 points each 
(100)

Plan & Participate in the Gender Bending Ball & GNDG

See Assignment Handout.

4/29 (Plans due)

5/6 (Ball & profile)

50 points

Gender role playing skits  

Write up skit and and perform it in class.

4/1 (Script due)
4/8 (Do it)

50points

4 Critical Film Reviews  

3-5 page critical review essay.  Students must write their first essay on "Mulan." 

Reviews are due at the beginning of the class period following our in-class viewing of the specific film.

100 points each

(400)

10 Discussion Entries (Online)

1 substantive paragraph per week (minimum).

Posted by noon Mondays for full credit.

10 points each

(100)

Attendance

See policy above.

 

100 points

Take-Home Final

10 pages.

 

200 points

Grade Distribution Scale    
900 1000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A 90% +
800 899 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B 80% +
700 799 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C 70% +
600 699 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D 60% +


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Last Update:  April 23, 2003