As the midterm elections near (and pass by the time this assignment is due), there are many policy issues that candidates have taken a firm (or not so firm) stance on. A few of the polarizing topics include health care, the economy, public safety and infrastructure. One policy issue that impacts a significant portion of the populace is education. In the gubernatorial race, Brian Kemp and Stacy Abrams have outlined their respective policies for Georgia with Kemp focusing on childhood literacy and pay raises for teachers, and Abrams focusing on a revision of the state funding formula for public schools, […]
Watch Mean Girl – Movie and answer 5 questions 1. How does Marxist theory apply? Think about how the popular girls in the film (Regina George & her followers) oppress the characters that are considered “losers” or less popular. What would Marx say about the unpopular group (proletariat)? Do they revolt? Why or why not? 2. How does social interaction at the high school lead to phenomena such as groupthink? 3. How do the popular and unpopular groups in the film define their social reality differently? Discuss the elements of social structure such as status (achieved and ascribed), social roles, […]
Rumors and Riots: An Eyewitness Account of the Tulsa Riot In 1921, a race riot ripped Tulsa, Oklahoma, apart. And it all began with a rumor (Gates 2004). Up to this time, Tulsa’s black community had been vibrant and prosperous. Many blacks owned their own businesses and competed successfully with whites. Then on May 31, everything changed after a black man was accused of assaulting a white girl. Buck Colbert Franklin (Franklin and Franklin 1997), a black attorney in Tulsa at the time, was there. Here is what he says: Hundreds of men with drawn guns were approaching from every […]
All through the 1960s, young people in the United States participated actively in a range of political issues, from pushing civil rights to protesting the Vietnam War. They were especially disturbed by the fact that young men were barred from voting but were being drafted to serve in the military and were dying for their country. In response to these concerns, the Twenty Sixth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1971, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18. Now, more than 40 years later, we can consider the available research and see what happened. Frankly, what is remarkable […]
Your textbook briefly mentions one or two “myths” or commonly-held, but wrong beliefs about what makes people homosexual. What are some of these myths? What evidence does the textbook provide to support that these are merely myths? What makes homosexuality similar to heterosexuality?
Choose at least 1 category from McLean and Breen. What’s a specific experience you have / a specific part of your identity that relates to what they talk about in the section? Write a showing/descriptive 2-3 paragraphs, then explain in at least a paragraph what the connection is to what McLean and Breen are discussing.
Assignment 2: Popular Culture’s Perceptions of Sexuality and Elderly People Complete a web search to find a cartoon or advertisement in the popular media that conveys an image or message related to sexuality and older people. Examine the medium’s portrayal of sexuality in older adults by answering the following questions. Also, attach or provide the url of your cartoon or advertisement with your assignment submission. Using a minimum of 1000 words, answer the following questions. Be sure to use two references, other than your media item, to support your work. Your job is to convince me that you have a […]
Search the GCU Library for articles that describe incidents of gender, age, racial, and ethnic discrimination. Choose two incidents of discrimination. Be sure each is of a different type of discrimination (age, gender, race, and/or ethnicity, etc.). Complete the “Incidents of Inequality” worksheet and submit it to your instructor. GCU style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
“Pillars of Society Matrix” worksheet. Use your assigned Readings and the GCU Library for research support. While GCU style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
“At what age should sexuality Education begin in a public school setting? Is public or community Education an appropriate manner to teach sexuality? What should the curriculum include or exclude? Who should be responsible for developing and approving the curriculum?” Respectfully debate these questions with your peers.