~Sex & Global Society~
PSC 425, Fall 2020

 

Date Topic Readings/ Activities
Schedule Last Updated: 09/18/2020

August

T 8/18

Course Introduction

Syllabus

Concepts & Themes

Full Class
 

Review syllabus before class- I'm not going to take time to review the syllabus. I'll ask if anyone has any questions. If not, I'll expect you're all set to go. 

NKU's Office of Education Abroad

Part I: Status & Power

TH 8/20

Patriarchy & Stereotypes
Discuss readings
Readings: (no DQs today)

T 8/25

 

Beauty & Culture

Class not meeting

Readings & DQs:

TH 8/27

 

Beauty & Culture

Discuss readings

 

If you're interested- Holly sent this video link

September

9/1, T

Women as Objects, Part I

Class not meeting

Readings & DQs:

Dowries

Honor Killing

Son-Preference

Sexual Harassment & Assault

If you're interested: Worry over native birth rates, 'Seasonal marriages' in Egypt

9/3, TH

 

Women as Objects, Part I

Discuss readings

 

 

9/8, T

Women as Objects, Part II

Class not meeting

Readings & DQs:

Marriage

Sexual Orientation

If you're interested: Attitudes about homosexuality, LGBT protection in Switzerland, Informing Saudi Women They've Been Divorced; recent India suicide rates

9/10, TH
 

Women as Objects, Part II

Discuss readings

 

 

9/15, T

Reproductive Health & Rights

Class not meeting

 

Readings & DQs:

If you're interested-more on Tanzania's terrible president, Infanticide in Senegal, a new approach to family planning in Nigeria

9/17, TH

Reproductive Health & Rights

Discuss readings

 

 

9/22, T

Reproductive Health & Rights II

Class not meeting

Readings & DQs:

If you're interested, FGC in Egypt, toilet-building project in India

9/24, TH

Reproductive Health & Rights II

Discuss readings

 

9/29, T

Religion

Not meeting

 

Reading & DQs:

October

10/1, TH

Religion

Discuss readings

Finish religion discussion

***Remind me to review P1 assignment

*No need to review this before class

If you're interested- Temple Access, Women in Iran, EU 'Burqa Bans', More on 'Burqa Bans'

10/6, T

Status & Power Recap

Class not meeting

Complete assignment

10/8, TH

Status & Power Recap

Class not meeting

Complete assignment

Assignment due to Canvas on 10/8 no later than 11 PM

 

10/13, T

Fall Break  

Part II: Institutions & Globalization

 

10/15, TH

The F Word

Discuss readings

 

Readings & DQs:

10/20, T

 

Economics, Labor, & Government

Class not meeting

Readings & DQs:

10/22, TH

Economics, Labor, & Government

Discuss readings

 

10/27, T

Development & Microfinance

Class not meeting

Readings, Videos, & DQs:  

10/29, TH

Development & Microfinance

Discuss readings & videos

 

November

11/3

Election Day
 

No Classes  

11/5, TH

Migration for Money: Prostitution

Class not meeting

Readings, Videos, & DQs:

If you're interested, a case study on  Sewing or Sex? Labor Migration in Thailand

11/10, T

Migration for Money: Prostitution
Discuss videos/ readings


 

 

11/12, TH

Pornography, Part I

Class not meeting
 

Videos & DQs:

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

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

11/17, T

Pornography, Part I
Discuss readings/videos
 
 

11/19, TH

Pornography, Part II

Class not meeting

Readings, Videos, & DQs:

Complete these in this order- (and it's very important that you read it prior to viewing the video): Feminist Porn, A Cruel Edge then watch this video (56 min.)

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

11/24, T

Pornography, Part II

Discuss readings/videos

 

 

11/26, TH

Thanksgiving Day
 
 

December

12/1, T

Tying Things Together - join other section for class at 11:45

 

12/3, TH
 

Class not meeting Complete Paper 2- will be posted on 12/1

 

T 12/8 10:10- 12:10

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