~Sex & Global Society~
PSC 425, Fall 2018

 

Date Topic Readings/ Activities
Schedule Last Updated: 12/06/2018

August

8/21

Course Introduction

Syllabus
 

NKU's Office of Education Abroad

8/23

Concepts & Themes
 
 

Part I: Status & Power

 

8/28

Patriarchy Reading:

8/30

Beauty & Culture Readings:

September

9/4

Stereotypes Readings:


9/6


Stereotypes

 

Class not meeting: Watch film  (89 min.)

A note about the video: This video works. If you experience viewing difficulties, it's your connection, etc. If you cannot connect from your computer, the university has computers/ labs available.

9/11

Stereotypes Discuss film

9/13

Religion Reading:

9/18

Religion Finish religion discussion- also read below for today

*No need to review this before class

9/20

Reproductive Health & Rights Readings & Discussion Questions

If you're interested- a new article about birth rates in Africa and more on Tanzania's terrible president

9/25

Reproductive Health & Rights

 

Readings:

9/27

Women as Objects Class not meeting- complete these readings for Tuesday and be prepared to discuss these Qs

Dowries

Honor Killing

Son-Preference

Marriage

Sexual Harassment & Assault

If you're interested, a new article about dowries in India

October

10/2

 

Women as Objects Discuss above readings- we will discuss these Qs

Here are an article and a video about the bride kidnapping Mikaela talked about and sent that might interest you.

 

10/4

 

Sexual Orientation Readings & Discussion Questions

10/9

Status & Power Recap Class not meeting- Complete assignment

Critical Thought Paper 1

Assignment due to Canvas on 10/9 no later than 12:05 PM

 

Part II: Institutions & Globalization

 

10/11

 

Economics & Labor

 

No readings due for today

10/16

Fall Break  

10/18

Government Readings:

10/23

Development

Readings:

 

10/25

Development through Microfinance

Class not meeting: Watch these videos and read the article and be sure to take notes for Tuesday's discussion.

 

10/30

Development through Microfinance
 

Discuss videos/ readings

 

November

11/1

Migration for Money- Prostitution Class not meeting: Watch these videos and read the article and be sure to take notes for Tuesday's discussion.

Discussion Questions

 

11/6

Migration for Money- Prostitution
Class cancelled

Also read the Greece article for Thursday's discussion

 

11/8

Migration for Money- Prostitution
Discuss videos/ readings

 

 

11/13


Migration for Money- The Export Economy
 
Reading:

 

11/15

Pornography
 
Class not meeting: Watch these videos and be sure to take notes for Thursday's discussion.

Warning: These are graphic in nature, so you might want to consider where you watch them.

Pornography: The Secret History of Civilization
Part I: The Road to Ruins (50 min.)
Part IV: Twentieth Century Foxy (50 min.)

Discussion Questions
 

 

11/20

Pornography
Discuss readings/videos
 



11/22


Thanksgiving Day
 
 

11/27

Pornography Class not meeting: Review these materials and be sure to take notes for Thursday's discussion.

Warning: The video is graphic in nature, so you might want to consider where you watch it.

Read this first: A Cruel Edge then watch this video (56 min.)
Discussion Questions

 

11/29

Pornography Discuss readings/videos

December

12/4

Globalization- Where are We Headed? Readings:

Discussion Questions

12/6

Tying Things Together  

Final Exam Time

12/13

Final Exam time 10:10-12:10 Paper 2 due