GENDER AND SEXUALITY
HONORS / ACP
Wellesley High School
This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality. It will be organized into two sections. In the first part of the course, we will look at the core concepts of sex, gender, sexuality, and intersectionality. We will explore these concepts in detail, and from both a historical and sociological perspective, in order to develop a solid foundation for the course. The second part of the course will be an exploration of current issues related to gender and sexuality. Here, we will choose what current issues we want to explore. Possibilities include: sex and dating, LGBTQ representation in the media/books, sex trafficking, gender and sexuality in policing, abortion, etc.
Please Note: This course deals with controversial, difficult, and sometimes upsetting topics. We will also be watching films and discussing readings that contain adult language and content. If you have any particular sensitivities or content concerns, please see me as soon as possible.
- For each unit, you will be given a menu of assignments. You must complete one assignment per unit.
- You will receive a “models,” “meets,” “approaches,” or “in progress” on each assignment depending on your performance.
- NOTE: ACP and Honors will be differentiated by some of the requirements for the assignments and/or by rigor expected in the final product
- Because WHS will still be reporting quarter and year-end grades using an A-F scale, your quarter grade will be indexed to a final letter grade, based on the mode of your performance across all assignments.
OTHER COURSE POLICIES
- Missing Work Policy
- All missing work will be given an incomplete until it is submitted in full
- Any incompletes may result in an incomplete or an F for the quarter
- Our Canvas page will be essential to our course this year
- On Canvas you will find topic schedules, archived copies of class lectures, handouts and readings, and assignments
AVAILABILITY OUTSIDE OF CLASS
- I am more than happy to connect with you for extra help or enrichment!
- Please email me to set up a time to talk or connect!
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