As an interdisciplinary and introductory course, Introduction to Women’s Studies: Women and Society presents you with a variety of readings and methodologies exploring the complexities of gender and women’s roles historically and in contemporary societies. In this essay, you will apply these materials and approaches to a current news event related to women’s studies.
Please do the following:
Choose a recent news article (published within the past year) about women that you believe would prove useful in a discussion in a women’s studies course.
Using the material in your course readings and the course modules for support (use quotes!), make explicit connections between your article and women’s studies. Be sure to cite your sources.
Important: You must choose a news article. Look for a byline (author) and date of publication. If there is no author or publication date, the article you have found is not a news article. Not sure if you’ve found a news article? Contact me and ask!
Essay length is 1,000–1,500 words (3–5 pages). Use one outside source (the news article), but base your essay primarily on the course materials. Writing mechanics—spelling, grammar, syntax, citation formatting—are crucial to your ability to communicate clearly and thus will greatly affect your grade. Please use Modern Language Association (MLA) or APA style for citations.