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sociology class assignment:
Gender Identity
There are so many different aspects to gender, sex, sexuality and identity! Pick any three areas from this chart, and define them in detail. You may use our OER textbook chapter, OpenStax, or other academic sources (make sure to cite).
Directions:
1. Pick three categories of gender/sex/sexuality/identity form this chart
2. Write a paragraph for each category thoroughly defining the areas you chose. Be sure to cite your sources.
3. Write a brief reflection paragraph on your gender/sex/sexuality/identity. Do you feel comfortable sharing your identities with others? Why or why not?
Understanding Race
Answer the following questions in your own words.
What is racial profiling? Provide examples of how law enforcement, government officials and/or ordinary citizens use racial profiling in the aftermath of 9/11. (review Arizona case). How might the contact hypothesis remedy profiling?
Discuss various ethnocentric practices historically used by those in power that have contributed to prejudicial attitudes towards racial and minority groups.
What is the social construction of race? Provide a symbolic interactionist perspective. How can this concept (social construction of race) be applied to Americans from multiple racial backgrounds?
Define the term model minority. Discuss which minority group is perceived as living up to that image. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of being a model minority.
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Film class essay:

Spring, 2020
1. View one of the films on the list below and write a three to five pages paper containing the following:
a. A plot synopsis complete enough to demonstrate you actually saw the film.
b. A discussion of the following elements of mise en scene.
1. Story
2. Acting performances
3. Cinematography
2. Discuss the director’s style.
3. Discuss your personal reaction to the film.
4. Papers should be three to six pages for a maximum of 25 points.
Film List:
David O Russell Films:
1. Three Kings (1999)
2. The Fighter (2010)
3. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Classics and documentary films available on Amazon and Netflix.
Classics
1. Groundhog Day (1993)
2. Tootsie (1982)
3. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)
Documentary
1. Let There Be Light (1946)
2. Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (2019)
3. Circus of Books (2020)
Due Dates:
Monday Classes—June 1
Tuesday Classes—June 2
Wednesday Classes—June 3
Late Papers will not be accepted.