|Journals are informal, but intelligent response on
each week's content and issues. Their purpose is to help students
practice responding thoughtfully to articles, concepts and theoretical
ideas. They should be at least 1 to 1 1/2 pages, typed, double
spaced and not more than 3 pages in length. Clear, hand written commentaries are also
acceptable (2 pages hand written). One is due every week
(until the last week) and topics are assigned every week (see below). Journals are always due on
the second day of the week. See
Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 (Extra credit)
*For grading purposes, please put Journal number on all Journals!
Week 1 Due June 20th
Journal Topic #1: a)From class lecture, what are your impressions about the history and evolution of U.S. education? Would your family have been part of the educated class or the working class?
b) What do you think about Asimov's ideas on intelligence? (Visions pp.171) c) other thoughts...
Week 2 Due June 27th
Journal Topic #2: a) Define some common stereotypes, where did they come from? Who do they affect? What is their purpose? b) How do you feel about the ideas Persky presents regarding shame and guilt? (Visions 307) Do you think your family may have experienced and passed on any of these feelings?" c) other thoughts...
Week 3 Due July 4th
Journal Topic #3: a) What is the significance of the title to the overall theme and message Kilbourne is trying to portray?
(In-Class Video)b) What aspects do you think are valid regarding Bly's ideas on men and rituals?
(Visions pp.285) c) other thoughts...
Week 4 Due July 11th
Week 6 Extra Credit