November 12, 2009
Journals will be used throughout the term to record your thoughts and reflections
as you critically engage with the issues pertaining to women and gender that you encounter every
You will be asked to analyze these issues by applying key theoretical terms and concepts
introduced over the term.
You will be evaluated on the appropriate use of course concepts from
the lectures and readings, as well as your choice of topics, the clarity of the writing and
accessibility of the presentation.
Your journal should include five one and a half to two-page
entries, including one analysis of an advertising campaign depicting women or gender (attach a
copy of the ad).
The remaining entries must be on
topics related to women or gender.
You may choose to write, for instance, on several different aspects of popular culture, for
example, music, film, books or T.V., or on issues that are raised in the media or in one of your
classes this term.
You may also write, however, on personal experiences in which gender came
into play, such as a conversation with a friend, a family dinner, or a job interview.
specific issues or images that resonate with you, or that you find the most thought-provoking.
While you may write up your entries as an essay or in traditional diary style, journals may take
any format, including video diary, scrapbook layout, power-point presentation, etc.
you to be creative and thoughtful!
For power-point presentations, limit each entry to three slides,
and for other non-traditional formats bear in mind the content limit for written assignments.
rubric available on the course website provides further information about structuring your
Each entry must include a short description of your topic, your feelings on the issue, and