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Individuals and Societies 102 ~ Sex, Health, & AIDS Sec. 854 Web-Delivered http://d2l.arizona.edu/ Instructor: David L. Orvis Office: Modern Languages 494 Winter Session 2006 Hours: by appointment only Department of English Phone: 520.591.8004 University of Arizona Email: [email protected] Course Description This course provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the HIV infection and AIDS crisis. We will consider the effects and significances of HIV and AIDS locally and globally, and we will address and evaluate evolving knowledge regarding transmission, diagnosis, treatment, and medical research. We will, moreover, study the multifarious ways in which various cultures respond to HIV and AIDS. This will include discussions of stigma and homophobia, racism and sexism, ethical dilemmas, legal and economic controversies, educational programs, and mandatory testing. Note: This syllabus contains important information about the requirements and delivery of this course, so read this document in its entirety before you begin preparing for the first day’s work. If anything confuses you, contact me by D2L email ( NOT Webmail) or by phone (520.591.8004). This number is for my cell phone, which I’ll answer at any time of day. I encourage you to call it if you have a pressing question or concern. Required Texts Patton, Cindy. Fatal Advice: How Safe-Sex Education Went Wrong . Durham: Duke UP, 1996. Shevory, Thomas. Notorious H.I.V.: The Media Spectacle of Nushawn Williams Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2004. E-Reserves password: indv102 Requirements Response Papers (3) 30% Film Analysis Project 25% Global Perspective Project 25% Participation/ Caucus 20%
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Response Papers Three times over the course of the session you will submit a two-to-three-page response to the assigned reading. Critical response papers must be submitted to the D2L Dropbox by 8 PM on the day of class for which that reading has been assigned. Late papers will not be accepted; rewrites will not be allowed. On days when there is more than one article assigned, you may choose to focus on only one of them or to compare and contrast two or more articles. Papers must address the following items: a) the central argument(s) of the article — What is the main point of this reading? What claims is the article making? What is the article arguing for or against? What are the key supporting arguments? b) the scholarly conversation the article engages — What connections can you draw between this article and the issues discussed in class or in prior readings? Every critical response must make at least one, and preferably more, connections with another reading we have done for class. If two articles are assigned for a class and you choose to focus on only one, you must indicate at least one way that the article you’ve chosen relates to the other article assigned. In addition, you can also talk about the connections you see
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