How safe is your information online? Do you use a “password manager” app? How much information about your life is online right now? Could people use your information to hurt you? Could an ex-lover make a “revenge porn” of you and post it online? (Hint: the answer is “Yes”)Continue reading
Having your “peers” read your paper and give you feedback can be very valuable to improving your writing. The problem is that nobody wants to comment on a classmate’s paper. What do you say? How can you give useful feedback. Here’s a method that may help: PQP. Praise. Question. Polish.Continue reading
Information technology is truly amazing: our phones and computers are such a part of our lives that it’s hard to imagine life without them. (Have you ever panicked when you forgot your phone at home?) They are so convenient and powerful, but they also have a dark side: they open us up to control, manipulation and having our most private and important information stolen. This next section of the class will look several different issues related to information technology, privacy and security.Continue reading
We have looked at gender, what it means, how it is a social construction, and some of the challenges associated with traditional gender roles. But what is clear is that traditional ideas about gender have been being “deconstructed” for some time.
Big Questions: Why now and what does this mean?
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There are two common ways to structure a comparison essay: block-by-block or point-by-point. In either way, the essay discusses relevant points of comparison.Continue reading
Is Trump an isolationist? Can he pull the US out of its global commitments? He’s pulled out of TPP, the Paris Accords, and recently out of Syria.Continue reading