Welcome to INH301! Please read this addendum to the general subject outline carefully. It is your guide to the subject requirements and activities in my class. Be sure to read the outline containing key course information at http://www.senecac.on.ca/fulltime.
TEXTS & MATERIALS Reading will be assigned on a weekly basis. The material I assign will be available online through the Seneca Libraries journal collections, be posted on Blackboard or handed out in class.
Each week you will be assigned reading and asked to discuss the article(s) on the class discussion board. You can either start a new discussion thread or post comments on existing discussion threads. You must make at least two posts each week. The discussions must be posted by Monday at 1:00 p.m. During our class the next day, we will follow up on the discussions begun online.
Your postings to the discussion board make up 30% of your final grade. To do well, your posts need to be thoughtful and make clear that you have read the article(s) thoroughly. You may debate and disagree with one another but you must do so in a constructive and collegial manner.
GRADING / ASSIGNMENTS
In-class assignments (best 2 of 3) 10%
Discussion posts (based on primary and secondary reading) 30%
Short paper 20%
Mid-term exam 15%
Final Exam 25%
TENTATIVE WEEKLY SCHEDULE
1 Sep. 3rd
Introduction to the study of World History, Gender and Sexuality
2 Sep. 10th
The Historical Origin of Gender Roles
3 Sep. 17th
Men, Women and Family in the Classical Period
In-Class Assignment #1
4 Sep. 24th
Gender and Power in the Ancient World
5 Oct. 1st
World Religions, Gender and Sexuality
6. Oct. 8th
7 Oct. 15th
Mid-Term Exam STUDY WEEK Oct. 21 – 25
8 Oct. 29th
Contact and Conflict I: Africa, Asia and Europe
9 Nov. 5th
Contact and Conflict II: The Americas
Movie: Black Robe
In-Class Assignment #2
10 Nov. 12th
11 Nov. 19th
Gender and Power in the Age of Political and Social Revolution
12 Nov. 26th
War and Masculinity in the Modern Period
In-Class Assignment #3
Short Paper Due
13 Dec. 3rd
Sexuality in the Modern Age
14 EXAM WEEK Dec. 9-13th
EVALUATION OF WORK
Evaluation is based on correct language usage, organization and mastery of the subject at a post secondary level. Students are expected to learn professional standards of performance in the subject areas, and tests and assignments will be graded on that basis. In recognition of the significance of exceptional communication skills in the work place, marks are deducted for language errors on all tests and exams. A student can be failed on the basis of language errors alone.
To be successful in this subject, you must complete all course work as specified and achieve an overall grade of D (50%) or more.
NOTE: Refer to your professor’s “Addendum to the Subject Outline” for more information on Texts & Materials, Modes of Evaluation, Weekly Schedule and Class Standards. Grading Policy
MISSED TESTS / PRESENTATIONS / IN-CLASS ASSIGNMENTS
Students who miss scheduled tests, presentations or in-class assignments will receive a grade of zero. If there are valid reasons for missing the test, presentation or in-class assignment, the student MUST:
a) Contact the professor or student advisor either by phone or by email prior to the start time of the test, presentation or in-class assignment and
b) Next class, present the professor with a signed, word-processed memo indicating why the test presentation or in-class assignment was missed, with documentation where appropriate.
At the professor’s