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In our world, we commonly think of gender as just male and female, especially when we’re categorized by things like color and clothing. It seems like we can’t even look at anything without seeing it divided into boys and girls — this is heteronormativity. But the thing is, not everyone identifies as one or the other, or expresses themselves that way. Even if someone “looks” like a guy (also evidence of heteronormativity), they may prefer to use the pronouns “she/her” — and we need to respect that by not misgendering people. Some people identify as genderfluid, which means that your identify (like male or female), can move from one side of the spectrum to the other, and some people are genderless, or identify with neither of the genders that are imposed on people. The most important thing to remember is that everyone’s gender can be unique and everyone’s gender identity, gender orientation, and gender expression is important to respect.
Further, “female” and “male” even as solely biological designations still exclude some people, who are often classified as “intersex.” Intersex means that one’s anatomy or genetics does not line up with typical expectations for either male or female people. Heteronormativity would have society believe that to be intersex is to not be normal — which is simply untrue. For intersex people, doctors and parents have often decided their gender at birth and genital reconstructive surgery is performed to turn what is seen as atypical genitalia into something that is recognizably either male or female. Intersex identity also has its own spectrum, which means that anatomy for an intersex person can be entirely different for another intersex person.
Answer the prompts below (be sure to answer all parts of question.)
What is the difference between heterosexism and homophobia?
Can people change their sexual orientation if they want to? Or are people born with their orientation?
Why do researchers generally recommend using the term “sexual orientation” rather than “sexual preference”?
What are your thoughts about the June 2020 Supreme Court ruling involving employees’ discrimination based on sexual orientation? How does that compare to anti-discrimination laws involving gender, ethnicity/ race? Be sure to support your ideas with research from at least one reputable/ academic source.
Remember to respond to two of your classmates’ initial posts with your own opinions and ideas.

(1) Based on the week 7 content, how do you define “truth” and do you think it’s

(1) Based on the week 7 content, how do you define “truth” and do you think it’s achievable or even desirable in a memoir?
Use specific examples (cited quotations) from the memoir AND Slate content pages
Identify 1-3 differences/similarities in each member’s definition
(2) In the podcast “One Family, Three Memoirs, Many Competing Truths,” the interviewer quotes Lee Gutkind on truth and memoir: “It’s your story, that’s what a memoir is. [. . .] It’s your own personal truth, and it is not necessarily factually accurate, and it’s not necessarily the truth that other people have possessed.”
How does Burroughs conceptualize truth in the first 2 chapters of his novel? How does his version of “truth” line up with those around him?
Include 1-2 quotations from Burroughs
How do the memoirs by Burroughs’ mother and brother address their truths?
(3) In February of 2020, we discovered that Oprah Winfrey had (again) been tricked by a memoirist who wasn’t telling the whole story. In fact, one article by Rebecca Alter (2020) for the Vulture describes the controversy in these terms: “The book [American Dirt] has been called “stereotypical,” and “appropriative” for “opportunistically, selfishly, and parasitically” telling the fictional story of a Mexican mother and son’s journey to the border after a cartel murders the rest of their family. One of the more common knocks is that the book engages in “brownface,” incorporating a nominally Mexican perspective that was written by a woman who — as recently as 2016 — identified as “white.””
Share with your group another example of “false” Life Writing (memoir, video, documentary) that has been called out by their readers
Include 1-2 examples from course content
In your opinion, do Life Writers have an obligation to tell the truth?

Prior to writing your journal entry, review Chapter (https://uaglobalcampus.vita

Prior to writing your journal entry, review Chapter (https://uaglobalcampus.vitalsource.com/reader/books/9781260672831/epubcfi/6/20[%3Bvnd.vst.idref%3Dchapter01]!/4/4/8) from your textbook, and the LIB101: Week 1 Civilization Tour ( https://content.bridgepointeducation.com/curriculum/file/7e0c8f96-8722-4e4b-9508-7f48892aafd2/1/LIB101_WK01_CIVIL_TOUR.zip/story.html ) interactive. In addition, review your participation in the three discussion forums and any observations from those discussions that have helped you understand themes common to the human experience.
In your journal,
Identify a specific theme common to the human experience that was explored this week.
Explain how examining at least two specific civilizations helped you to understand the chosen theme.
Discuss whether you think the theme is relevant today.
Explain why knowing how the theme was expressed in ancient civilizations helps us understand it better today.
Your journal entry should be two to three pages, double spaced, and formatted in APA Style

Journal 3 addresses the Andy Warhol video you watched, Andy Warhol: A Master of

Journal 3 addresses the Andy Warhol video you watched, Andy Warhol: A Master of the Modern Era.
Journal entries will be comprised of at least 3 full pages of written material, which contain your personal thoughts and feelings relative to what you have seen.
Please type with Times New Roman font, 12 point, double-space.
The 4 journal entries are worth a total of 10% of your final grade and will be graded on a pass/fail basis. Journal entries must be at least 3 full pages long for full credit. Since the journal assignment is part of the “Gordon Rule” mandate for this class, any journal entry less than 3 full pages in length will result in failure for that entry, and it will also result in a failing grade for the class.

Journal 3 addresses the Andy Warhol video you watched, Andy Warhol: A Master of

Journal 3 addresses the Andy Warhol video you watched, Andy Warhol: A Master of the Modern Era.
Journal entries will be comprised of at least 3 full pages of written material, which contain your personal thoughts and feelings relative to what you have seen.
Please type with Times New Roman font, 12 point, double-space.
The 4 journal entries are worth a total of 10% of your final grade and will be graded on a pass/fail basis. Journal entries must be at least 3 full pages long for full credit. Since the journal assignment is part of the “Gordon Rule” mandate for this class, any journal entry less than 3 full pages in length will result in failure for that entry, and it will also result in a failing grade for the class.

This week’s reading continues the introduction to the wide world of Project Mana

This week’s reading continues the introduction to the wide world of Project Management. Are projects strategic initiatives thought up by management? Are they initiatives that will drive the organization forward in response to the challenges of global competition, market pressure, tight deadlines, limited budgets, contractual conditions or an increased need for transparency, compliance, and accountability? Projects are no longer the sole domain of construction, engineering, and other capital infrastructure projects. Projects now flow into customer service, hospitality, sales, IT, marketing, customer service, healthcare, education, economics, sports, and so many more growth areas across private, public, and non-profit sectors. Learning Objectives:Understand what constitutes a “project” and what doesn’t
Learning about project attributes.
Being able to answer the question “what is the process of Project Management?”
Understanding what skills and expertise are needed in project management.
Initial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter.Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion.

This course is about the construction of the Orient and the representations of t

This course is about the construction of the Orient and the representations of the Other in
Western culture and politics. It also raises questions of strategic reversals of Orientalism, and to
what extent Occidentalism can be considered the non-Western equivalent to Western
constructions of Otherness. The first part focuses on the way Islam is represented in Western
mass media. The second part dissects Edward W. Said’s seminal study Orientalism and its critics.
The third part introduces the class to Said’s ideal about secular humanism, Islamism’s
Orientalism, and explorations of gender and sexuality in the imagination of difference between
‘the West’ and ‘the East’. Drive link to the notes… https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10p9aGhAfzh…

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Instructions
Plays are meant to be performed, rather than read. The purpose of dramatic arts often extends far beyond the words written on a page; staging, lighting, costumes intonation, expression, and audience experience are all part of the experience of a theatrical production. To develop your understanding of the cultural role of the dramatic arts, you will view a production of a play this week and write a reflection to explain your viewing experience. Choose a play that you would like to view and find a version online, YouTube, DVD or iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, etc. You can also choose to see a play live if you prefer.
Play Suggestions:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Romeo and Juliet
As You Like It
Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Much Ado About Nothing
The Comedy of Errors
Macbeth
King Lear
If you have another idea, please ask your instructor to approve it.
Then, select and address one of the following options:
Option 1: Write an analysis of the play that you viewed. Include at least one quote from the play in your essay. In your essay, address the following:
Identify the performance that you have selected.
Describe the staging, lighting, costumes, and characters of the performance. How do these match or revise the written version of the play? You do not need to read the entire play, but you should skim the text.
What type of mood and tone does the performance create? How?
What parts of the play are easier to understand through performance? What are some details that stood out through performance?
What are your feelings about this performance? What did you take away from viewing it?
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)
1-inch margins
Double spaced
12-point Times New Roman font
Title page
References page (minimum of 1 source)

Remember, at this point, each is just a topic (though you need to read the direc

Remember, at this point, each is just a topic (though you need to read the directions carefully to make certain you address all that I ask you to). You need to start with an introduction that pulls your reader into the topic, names the titles and artists you plan to explore, and then create a controlling idea for your essay (a thesis which narrows the topic, to provide your angle on it).
As a guideline, each essay should be at least two pages, in order to fully develop and support your ideas and points and to demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and terminology we have covered. Show me as clearly and fully what you have really taken in.
Do not just restate my topic. Be sure you begin each paragraph of the body of each essay with a strong topic sentence that provides your reader with the focus for that paragraph and then make certain everything in that paragraph stays focused on that point.
Use the terminology we have learned to make clear to me you are familiar with their importance and their meaning. Remember, please, this is your chance, through two essays, to demonstrate to me what you have really learned through the first half of the semester.