Video Chat: Should surgery be done to “normalize” intersexed babies’ genitals? Or should parents wait until the child is old enough to make that decision for themselves? Why?
There are many opportunities to respond to questions posed for the Video Chat assignments. Prompts can be found in the Weekly Modules. Each post is worth up to 10 points. Posts should be written at a college level of sophistication with correct grammar and spelling. I am looking for responses that are analytical and include sociological terminology. No opinions, please. Use of references is expected.
2- Do a little research. Interview family members to find out about your ethnic heritage. Where is your family from? Is there a migration story? What customs or traditions does your family observe? Attach photos if you like.
These exercises ask students to apply sociological concepts to various topics or scenarios. Cited references are not required for these assignments, but still recommended. Proper English composition is expected.
After watching the video “The Space Traders” post your response to the following:
Would you vote to make the trade? Why or why not? What criteria did you use to make your decision? Cite your sources.
are designed to give you an opportunity to demonstrate your critical thinking and analytical skills. There is no one correct response to any of these questions. But, there are many incorrect responses. I am NOT looking for your opinion. Make your case, or argument, or whatever the DQ calls for, in a logical and scholarly way. Develop critical analysis rather than descriptions. I want you to support your statements with text book references and outside sources when applicable.
After you compose and submit your response you will have access to other students’ responses. Read three or four of them. Then compose comments to one of those students that relate to their response. “I agree with you.” will not earn points. Make your comments substantial and meaningful.
4- Your submission must include properly cited references!!
points are earned when you post something relevant on the site. This site is designed so that students may discuss things that are in the news and/or may not be covered in depth in the chapters, or that are interesting and topical. Here are some ideas:
You may have read an article on a website that relates to the class in some way. Post the website and give a summary of the article. Tell us why it is relevant.
Contribute to a post that is already there. Add significant additional information or a rebuttal, supported by reference material.
If you see a news report on TV, YouTube, or other media, site it and discuss it.
While you have a lot of freedom on the Open Discussion Board, you still must support your statements with academic sources.