This paper focuses on Women and gender studies. The specific objective of this assignment is to show your understanding of the readings covered in course and listed under ‘Topics and Readings’ in the course syllabus.
Women and gender studies-the readings covered in course
The specific objective of this assignment is to show your understanding of the readings covered in course and listed under ‘Topics and Readings’ in the course syllabus. It is also designed to assist you with the development of your essay writing skills, with attention to clarity in the presentation and organization of ideas, and to the accuracy of the representation and documentation of other writers’ ideas and arguments.
Choose an issue and/or topic discussed in class and/or covered by the weekly readings. Please provide a coherently developed and focused essay (2400- 3300 words) typed, double-space, 1-inch margin), on this or a related topic, in which you draw on at least three different readings listed on the course syllabus AND a minimum of four outside sources, and show your knowledge and understanding of them. Also, you are expected to use extensive outside source material. Using these class readings and any additional resources (library materials, journals, magazines, internet documents, or case law), you will provide an overview, analysis and/or discussion on a clearly focused topic, argument and/or thesis.
Consider the following questions when engaging with each reading:
Firstly, What is the main argument of the reading?
What are the social justice implications?
How does this reading ‘fit’ relative to other readings in the topic section?
Secondly, What underlying assumptions does the author make?
Thirdly, Can you identify a particular theoretical position of the author? Describe it.
Fourthly, Is the argument convincing on its own terms? How do we judge between theories and approaches?
Further, What is missing?
Lastly, Can you link this material to global events or national policies?