Instructions: For each essay topic, write an essay that does not exceed the word limit. 350 word
essays are each worth 3 points (for a total of 6 out of 12); 200 word essays are worth 2 points
each (for a total
WGS 1001 SEP 1
The Cambrian explosion and Burgess Shale
What is the Cambrian Explosion?
-A rapid radiation of diverse organisms
-Nearly all animal groups that have ever existed first appear during the Cambrian
The Burgess Shale: 530 Ma
-The Burgess Shale
WGS AUG 30
Species and Ecology
Gauses law of competitive exclusion
-Two species competing for the same resources in the same way cannot
-Concerned with quantity of offspring vs. quality; produces a lot of offsp
WGS 1001 SEP 8
-Some evidence suggests dinosaurs hooted, cooed and squawked rather than roaring.
-Pachycephalosaur males had thick skulls likely for fighting and intimidation
What were mammals and dinosaurs doing together over this time?
WGS 1001 SEP 6
Late Paleozoic and Mesozoic
A time of climatic extremes, dinosaurs and the first mammals
-Reptiles laying amniote eggs arise
-Reproduction without water!
-Two big clades (or lineages) of land reptiles
-Thecodonts: dinosaur and bird ancestor
Deep time: the immense span of a geologic time that is so vast that it is difficult for
people to grasp.
We think of time in terms of our lives the lives of our parents and grandparents
and the lives of our children and grand
WGS 1001 SEP 13
-Megafauna: giant animals
- Empty niches allowed small animals to become large
-The small animals took up all the space
-NO more dinosaurs
-Primates: they are not that big, and thats because of their tree habitat
What is a fossil?
1. Remnant or trace of past life
2. Naturally preserved in Earths crust
How are soft parts preserved?
1. Freezing: cold can help preserve skin, hair, bones etc. without significant
2. Pickling: substa
She stood before me pleading, belly swollen with my seed. She
wasnt asking for much, just that I talk to her: She was richly
human and was demanding thatl be nothing less, saying that I
couldnt be a man until I showed that I was hum mwar
Romance: Sweet Love I BELL HOOKS
and biological contexts link to define human sex
The integrative approach follows from a great
deal that sexuality researchers have observed.
Consider the following example: A research proj
If Men Could Menstruate
by Gloria Steinem
Living in India made me understand that a white minority of the world has spent centuries conning us into
thinking a white skin makes people superior, even though the only thing it really does is make them more
Sacred Texts Women Bible Index Previous Next
FROM the inauguration of the movement for woman's emancipation the Bible has been used to hold her in
the "divinely ordained sphere," prescribed in the Old and New Testaments.
The canon and civil
(4 Different Sections- Matching 36 pts, Short Answer 24 pts, Fill in the Blank 16 pts,
Essay 24 pts)
- no word bank for fill in the blank
Key Terms list on Moodle
Major themes, concepts, issues, and ideologies (Womens Rights before 1900
WGS 2500: Introduction to Womens and Gender Studies
Week 2: Womens Studies: Perspectives and Practices
Key Principles of WGS?
Places women and other marginalized people at the center of study and analysis
Involves the student of gender (woman and men) as
WGS 2500: Week 3 Notes
Chapter 2: Systems of Privilege and Inequality in Womens Lives
The Mythical Norm:
We take for granted that whites have a race, heterosexuals have a sexuality, and
Week 1-2 Key Terms
Intersectionality - intertwining of social identities where one benefits from some identities but
is also oppressed by others (Ex: Audre Lorde - "I am a black, lesbian, woman" and I will always
be all those things simultaneously)
WGS 2500- Midterm
Domesticity- separate spheres that relegated women to the work home away from the
public sphere of, economy, & politics
Virtue- religious piety & morality the angles of the house
Purity- virginity & sexual modesty
Cult of True Womanhood
Cult of Domesticity
Domesticity Separate spheres that relegated
women to the work home away from the
pubic sphere of, economy, and politic
1. I have the privilege of choosing who my friends are
2. I have the privilege of being my own person
3. I have the privilege of choosing what career I want to go in
4. I have the privilege of having my own opinion
5. I dont have to
All notes for WGS:
o The immense span of geologic time is vast that is difficult to people to grasp
We think of time in terms of
o Our lives
o The lives of our parents and grandparents
o The lives of our children and grandchildre
3. Why do men commit the majority of violence and violence against women?
In this world, men commit the majority of violence in general, and 99% of
violence against women. This is a large disparity and begs the question: why does one
Something Everyday Feminism writes about more than other feminist blogs Ive seen is
classism. In their article, 7 Everyday Things Poor People Worry About That Rich People Never
Do, Carmen Rio describes how poor people, even if they become more affluen
Hygeine is one of the most gender specific parts of a daily routine, but if you think about
it, most of the routine between biological males and females is the same. Though males and
females only have a few eternal biological differences, hygiene products
Everyday Feminism is truly feminist Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed is a website for clickbait articles
telling you things in bulleted lists that you can easily skim through for everyday pleasure, which
is a superficial activity I enjoy participating in. The blog Ever
Section I, 1.
Intersectionality is defined by Oxford Dictionary as the interconnected nature of social
categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group.
The place of this concept in activism is to co
Anna Foster WGS
Tough Guise 2 really brought together all of the concepts I have learned about in this
class into one comprehensive movie. I realized how interconnected everything is from gender to
class to race.
First, I never really realized how languag
1. Feminism - the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and
economic equality to men.
2. Gender - the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between,
masculinity and femininity.
3. Gender assignment - the sex
Final Exam Review Sheet
The final exam for section 1 (10:30 section) is Monday, May 5 from 10:00-noon. The final exam for section 2 (11:30
section) is Tuesday, May 6 from 12:30-2:30. The exam will take place in our regular classroom.
"I'm Here, but I'm There": The Meanings of Latina Transnational Motherhood
Author(s): Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Ernestine Avila
Source: Gender and Society, Vol. 11, No. 5 (Oct., 1997), pp. 548-571
Published by: Sage Publications, Inc.
Stable URL: htt
Journal of Contemporary
Skating Femininity: Gender Maneuvering in Women's Roller Derby
Nancy J. Finley
Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 2010 39: 359
The online version of this article can