I welcome you to the second semester but I doubt whether it is going to be less hectic than the first. I thought I should add that immediately to put our correspondence from now on a better perspective.
The course is entitled “Communication and Gender Studies.” I must confess that it is an exciting course which focuses a specialized communication area that is always exciting to foray into. Here we look at gender from the perspective of what we are and what we say, including a combination of both. The course dwells solely on the fusion between gender and communication.
I expect that by now you would have read the COURSE COMPACT and browsed through the list of important links in the reference section which is by no means exhaustive.
Your first quiz is to read the course compact and the links provided, including other materials you can get, with a view to understanding the basic concepts of gender, sex and sexuality. Then …
1. Define gender in pidgin English (One paragraph).
2. Differentiate between gender and sex in pidgin English (Not less than two paragraphs).
Note: One-sentence paragraph will not be accepted.
In this era where reaching the uneducated requires identifying with them in the language they understand, it becomes pertinent for us to begin to accommodate people-oriented language patterns even in classroom activities. This is essential in order not to be taken aback if told to present a seminar on Gender Issues to rural audience largely comprising the uneducated.
Deadline for this quiz is 10pm today (Tuesday, July 3).
I will use this to take a roll call of candidates officially part of the new class that I’ll be working with.