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In what ways, if any, did your perceptions of sex, gender and sexuality change?

Briefly share your reactions after reading and discussing the topic “Gender, Sex and Sexuality”. In what ways, if any, did your perceptions of sex, gender and sexuality change? How do you think the average Guyanese person views sex, gender and sexuality? What do you think will be their reaction to learning about this topic from the sociological perspective?
link to Gender, Sex and Sexuality

Chapter 12. Gender, Sex, and Sexuality

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You may also consider digital media as part of your research process (e.g., podcasts, documentaries).

Identifying Ideas, Concepts, or Issues Related to Social Justice
Justice issues permeate much of our everyday life. Some of these issues you may find familiar; others are entirely new to you. For this assignment, you might work with an issue that you are most familiar or something that is personal. You may also choose to work with an issue, concept, or process with which you are unfamiliar. Below is a list of ideas to help you begin to brainstorm. Some of these ideas might be broken up into smaller issues or concepts. For example, transit justice can be about expanding mobility options (e.g., sidewalk, extended bus routes and hours of operation), addressing legacies of dividing and destroying minority communities via major transportation projects (e.g., I-35), or attending to how a dependence on extractive industries to power our transit system creates systems of inequality throughout the globe.
Your technical definition should have 8-20 sources. These sources should be mostly peer reviewed academic sources (e.g., journal articles, book chapters). However, you may also make use of non-academic sources (e.g., magazine articles, opinion pieces, interviews). Furthermore, you do not have to limit yourself to print articles. You may also consider digital media as part of your research process (e.g., podcasts, documentaries).
Audience & Purpose: Your primary audience for this project is the general public. Consider this a teaching document that explains the concept or issue, what are its parts, why it matters, and how it fits within the larger goals of social justice. If it helps, you can imagine writing to a family member who is unfamiliar with the concept or issue. Use plain language to make it easier for your audience to understand. Your goal is not to persuade your audience. Your goal is to inform.
Build an Outline: List down every key detail you will cover in the definition and organize them into various headings, sub-headings, or topics. This way, it would be way easier for you to write down technical descriptions clearly.
Use Visuals as Needed: The use of visuals help to enhance a user’s understanding of a technical definition. You can use 1-3 visuals in your technical definition. You visuals should be high-quality (not blurry). If you use visuals, you must format them with captions. You should also reference the visuals in the text of your description. Your use of captions should correspond with the citation style you’ve chosen for your references.
Length: 850 to 950-word (3.5-5, double-spaced pages; This does not include visuals)
Format: Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced lines, 1-inch margins. References should be formatted in Chicago Manual Style using endnotes.

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Using the definition you created, what indicators would you use to measure these variables in the real world?

Taking abstract concepts and turning them into measurable variables is an important process in designing a research project. How we conceptualize (i.e. define) and operationalize (i.e. how we will measure) concepts affects our findings. It also affects whether we can compare results with other studies. For example, suppose we define age chronologically as the number of years since birth. In that case, we might operationalize age using the year they were born as a single indicator. If we wanted to be more precise, we might ask for their full birthdate. But this isn’t the only definition possible! In some cultures, age is defined by the Chinese lunar calendar and someone could be 1-2 years older than in our first definition. We might also consider other dimensions of age, such as social, biological, and psychological. This discussion will challenge you to engage in the process of conceptualization and operationalization, and to think about measurement.
Instructions:
For your prompt post, pretend that you are interested in studying binge drinking among college students and academic achievement. Conceptualize your variables, “binge drinking,” “college student,” and “academic achievement,” by writing a definition for each WITHOUT looking at any research on this topic. Using the definition you created, what indicators would you use to measure these variables in the real world? Are any of these concepts multidimensional? If so, what might the dimensions be?
*PLEASE VIEW THE FILES I HAVE UPLOADED THEY WILL HELP YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND THIS ASSIGNMENT BY DEFINING ANY WORDS*

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How the u.s. government segregated chicago | [inside chicago, part 1]

Discuss the role of racism, discrimination, and community activism in shaping dominant-minority relations. Cite and explain in detail at least one example from each video and reading and discuss why studying the effects of racism, discrimination, and community activism in African American communities can help to explain historical their group experience with dominant-minority relations in the U.S..
America’s Oldest Black Neighborhood Is Fighting Racist Infrastructure -Video youtube
How the U.S. Government Segregated Chicago | [Inside Chicago, Part 1]
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book needed –
Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change. By Joseph F. Healey, Andi Stepnick and Eileen O’Brian. Nineth Edition.

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Can i use x resource in my paper?

Objective: Write a 5-7-page double-spaced paper that zeroes in on one key development moment in your country’s development history.
Format: 5-7-page paper, 1-inch margins on all sides, double-spaced. If any graphics, charts, or images are used, they must be labeled in a clear and understandable way–you can either place them in the text of your paper or at the end in an appendix and refer to them in the text of your paper. These will not count toward your page totals.
A bibliography is required and is not part of the 5-7-page count. The bibliography should be included at the end with full citations of where you got all the information. See ASA citation guideActions for more details on citation. You may also consult the Purdue OWL websiteLinks to an external site..
Detailed Explanation of Assignment:
Step 1: Refer back to your development history timeline (your first project) and choose one event on the timeline to focus on for this paper. While in theory your key development moment does not have to come directly from the timeline, this paper is essentially asking you to focus in on one of the most major moments/turning points of your country’s development. As a result, I somewhat expect that it would appear somewhere in your timeline/first project.
If you are unsure what to choose (or debating between two moments/events), refer back to some of your sources or do a little digging into more sources on the events you are considering. Choose to do your paper on both what you find most interesting and what you find to be a critical moment in your country’s development history.
As a general rule of thumb, key events will likely take place after 1949 (the beginning of the global development project). They can be more recent (e.g. in the past 10 years) but again, you will need to defend and show/prove that this is a critical event for development in your country. That being said, in most countries, pivotal development projects, policies, and shifts occurred throughout the 50s to the early 90s. Again, you do not necessarily have to pick the event that has the MOST impact–that can be difficult to discern as most countries have multiple key moments–but just be sure to pick one that is indeed a key moment in development.
NOTE: The key development moment you choose CAN be BAD for development too–it does not have to have a positive impact on growth.
Step 2: Once you have chosen a key development moment, start gathering library research on these issues. Look for at least 5 academic/published sources on your development moment and read only the most applicable chapters that help you understand it.
You are seeking to answer the following 3 questions:
Why was this moment so crucial to development (for better or for worse) in your country?
How did this moment come about? What were the conditions that explain its rise/appearance?
What were the results of this moment? How did it change development in your country?
There may be some overlap between 1 and 3, but overall, you have to explain what came before the moment, the moment itself, and then what came afterwards. Question 1 is your overarching thesis and argument. Questions 2 and 3 help you build or answer question 1.
Here is an example outline of what the paper could sound like (with a made up country): Example Outline Key Moment Paper.docxActions
Your thesis should essentially outline the core, foundational answer to these three questions. And the rest of the paper should be devoted to answering each of these questions, perhaps moving through in chronological order what caused the development moment, what the development moment itself was, and what were the results of the moment. This is just one suggestion of how to write the paper, but it fits logically what you are trying to do.
Step 3: Write the paper. Convince your reader of the importance of the development moment you chose by doing the following:
In your thesis, clearly articulate what the main effects/results are of this moment.
Start by explaining how the moment came to exist and what the factors are that allowed it to occur.
Provide the important details of what the development moment was and why it was so important.
Now specifically and in detail explain how the moment caused the results you discussed in the thesis.
As you can tell, the linkages between 2, 3, and 4 are what will establish a credible and provable thesis. This is what you will be ultimately graded on. These linkages do not necessarily have to be found in your library research sources (they can be original arguments or analysis that you connect together using information from your sources). But I imagine at least some of them will draw on what other people have discovered and argued–this is to be expected (you do not necessarily need your own, personal, original argument in this paper).
Make sure that you provide in-text citations to any sentence that is based on an idea that you are taking from one of your sources. Please OVER CITE (cite too much) rather than under cite (cite too little) (i.e. when in doubt, please cite). I am somewhat expecting that a lot of your sentences will have citations because most of your information that you learned for this paper will be based on things that you read.
Remember, anything that you take VERBATIM from the sources must be quoted and cited. In general, prefer paraphrasing over quoting directly unless you intend on discussing the language or word usage of the quotation.
Step 4: Finish off the assignment with your bibliography in ASA format and you are good to go!
FAQs:
What are some good strategies to be successful on this assignment?
READ THE RUBRIC! You’ll notice that a KEY is to not summarize a ton of history, but instead, stick to your argument and throughout the paper, allude back to this argument. Every paragraph needs to clearly be explained as to what it does to proving your thesis. Another way to put it is that the reader should clearly understand how each paragraph relates to establishing and answer one of the three questions that your paper is trying to answer.
While you will be providing context, it should not read like a bland summarization of history, but rather an analytical explanation of the key development moment in your country’s history. You should be doing a lot of explaining the cause and effect of things as it relates to your key development moment.
I don’t really know how to use the library (or I haven’t really had a chance to use the library before). I am also having trouble finding information. What should I do?
If you start your research early, then this really will not be a problem. See our Library Research Tips Page for more.
The easiest answer to this is for you to reach out to a research librarian. You can do that on our library website: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/help/research-helpLinks to an external site.. You can also look up a subject librarian and reach out to them: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/help/subject-specialistsLinks to an external site.. These librarians are absolutely incredible–they know where everything is and if they do not know, they know how to find out where things are! You can also go in-person to the reference center, where there are reference staff and librarians who can help you without any appointment. You can find information about them here: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/doe-library/reference-centerLinks to an external site..
Refer back to the library presentation we had during week two of class! Between all these resources, I am absolutely confident you will have no trouble completing this assignment!
Can I use X resource in my paper? Is it a good source?
Do NOT cite random websites, blogs, or encyclopedic type sources. Instead, any information needs to be resourced from a reputable, published source. If a blog or website has some information that you used, find out where they got it and cite that source. A general rule of thumb is no .com sites (unless you can justify it).

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How has the structure of this country (or another) help or hurt us politically, economically, and socially

How has the structure of this country (or another) help or hurt us politically, economically, and socially

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3) a presentation of your recommendation regarding the policy and any other relevant

Students will work individually or with a partner to research a current issue related to violence
and to examine a public policy that has or might be implemented to remedy it. Students will
compile the research into a paper of approximately 5 pages in length (double-space, 12 font), to
be submitted via Canvas before class on October 10 Alternately, students can compile their
research into a presentation that covers the same material. Presentations will also be on October
10. No late or emailed papers will be accepted.
Papers/Presentations should include the following:
1) A description of the type of violence, including current statistics about its
frequency/scope.
2) A discussion of one public policy that either has been implemented or is being considered
to address it. Include the specific policy or proposal, what it entails, and any evaluations
of it to date. Also include any “con” arguments or detractors.
3) A presentation of your recommendation regarding the policy and any other relevant
suggestions you have.
4) In-text citations and a reference page, in APA style. Include at least five credible sources.
Suggested topics—you do not have to do any of these, but checking in about other options is
recommended:
Gang injunctions to address gang crime and violence
“Defunding the police” to address police abuse and militarism
Body cameras to address police abuses
Assault rifle ban to address mass shootings
Active shooter trainings to address school shootings
Border wall to address immigrant violence
Banning video games to address rampage violence
Gun locks to address accidental shootings
Strengthening the EPA to address environmental violence
Gun bans for domestic violence offenders

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You must make one original discussion post and respond to at least one student.

The U.S. has a long history of social movements and protests against the dominant social groups and economic interests in our society (Howard Zinn, 2003). In your opinion, which social movement was or is the most important, and why? How does this social movement help explain the idea of social change within our society? Be concise: one paragraph maximum. Think critically about the material in this module and the textbook. Include at least two concepts mentioned in this week’s module in your response. cite your sources. You must make one original discussion post and respond to at least one student.

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Book reports: students will be required to write two 10-page books report based upon the text white fragility

Book Reports: Students will be required to write two 10-page books report based upon the text White Fragility

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Develop your sociological imagination

Students will select a topic within the field of sociology and develop a typewritten research paper totaling 4 pages (double-spaced) APA format will be required. The research paper should focus on specific topic of your choice.
The aim of this project is to:
1. teach you to think critically
2. apply theory to your research
3. discuss the social and ethical implications in your topic as it applies to equity and social justice
4. develop your sociological imagination
For example, pick a social problem, and ethnic group, or sub-culture and ask a question. A research paper should start with a good sociological question, be concise and well-organized. Not all your questions will have answeres- that is why we study sociology. Once you have a question, pick a theory or theories that apply to your questuon, present historical evidence if needed and apply the terminology and concepts that you are learning in class.
papers will be graded based on organization, application of learned concepts/theories, originality of topic, and effective and concise communication of topic.
No plagiarism!