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Optional Final Journal

This is an optional final journal post. It is not required. If you choose to submit it (and write a substantive, thoughtful response to the given question) you will receive 1% extra credit toward your final course grade. You can also do this one just for fun, even if you don’t need the extra credit! You must submit it by 8pm on Wednesday, May 9th in order to receive the extra credit.

You can answer one or more of the below questions:

a) In reflecting back on this course, which reading, clip, or discussion(s) did you find most productive for your thinking about queerness and popular culture? Explain.

b) Which student project (other than your own) did you find most compelling? Why? How do you see it as relating to what you have learned in this course?

b) Do you see anything you learned in the course as being useful in your future (either personal or professional)? Explain.

Journal Prompt 5

For this Journal, you will be submitting a proposal for your second paper/project. In order to receive credit, you must submit your response by Sunday, April 15th.

This proposal is a *required* component of your second paper/project. If you do not submit one, you will receive a zero for your second paper/project grade. That means it is better late than never, even if you don’t receive credit for the journal entry.

Journal Prompt 4: Collective Book Review

Your “journal” assignment this week is to submit amendments and additions to the collective book review we began in class on Wednesday (March 21st). I will post the review as a wiki, which you will all be able to edit. You should make your edits by 8pm on Sunday, March 25th. Once everyone has made their edits, I will streamline the review and post it to our class website. Hopefully this review will serve as a resource both for ourselves and for other at-large readers who are interested in Queer Youth Cultures.

(This assignment inspired by the HASTAC Scholars’ crowdsourced book review of Nakamura & Chow-White’s Race After the Internet.)

Journal Prompt 3

For your Journal assignment, you can respond to any of the below sets of questions. You only need to choose ONE (1, 2, OR 3). In order to receive credit, you must submit your response by 8pm on Sunday, March 4th.

1. Choose a reading assigned since your last journal entry and answer the following questions:

  • What did you like about this reading?
  • What did you find particularly relevant about this reading?
  • What did you find particularly difficult about this reading?
  • Do you have questions after completing this reading? What are they?

2. Choose an example from popular culture you have seen since your last journal entry and answer the following questions:

  • How did you see this example as relating to concepts of queerness?
  • Do you think this example would be good to show someone else to explain the concept of queerness?
  • How would you use it to explain queerness to someone who hasn’t taken a class about it?

3. Describe a personal encounter you’ve had outside of this class (since your last journal entry) that you saw as relevant to the material from this course. How do you see them as related?

Only I will be able to read what you submit in this form. It will *not* be published on this website.

Journal Prompt 2

For your Journal assignment, you can respond to any of the below sets of questions. You only need to choose ONE (1, 2, OR 3). In order to receive credit, you must submit your response by 8pm on Sunday, February 19th.

1. Choose a reading assigned since your last journal entry and answer the following questions:

  • What did you like about this reading?
  • What did you find particularly relevant about this reading?
  • What did you find particularly difficult about this reading?
  • Do you have questions after completing this reading? What are they?

2. Choose an example from popular culture you have seen since your last journal entry and answer the following questions:

  • How did you see this example as relating to concepts of queerness?
  • Do you think this example would be good to show someone else to explain the concept of queerness?
  • How would you use it to explain queerness to someone who hasn’t taken a class about it?

3. Describe a personal encounter you’ve had outside of this class (since your last journal entry) that you saw as relevant to the material from this course. How do you see them as related?

Only I will be able to read what you submit in this form. It will *not* be published on this website.

Journal Prompt 1

For your Journal assignment, you can respond to any of the below sets of questions. You only need to choose ONE (1, 2, OR 3). In order to receive credit, you must submit your response by 8pm on Sunday, January 29th.

1. Choose a reading assigned so far and answer the following questions:

  • What did you like about this reading?
  • What did you find particularly relevant about this reading?
  • What did you find particularly difficult about this reading?
  • Do you have questions after completing this reading? What are they?

2. Choose an example from popular culture you have seen recently and answer the following questions:

  • How did you see this example as relating to concepts of queerness?
  • Do you think this example would be good to show someone else to explain the concept of queerness?
  • How would you use it to explain queerness to someone who hasn’t taken a class about it?

3. Describe a personal encounter you’ve had outside of this class that you saw as relevant to the material from this course. How do you see them as related?

Only I will be able to read what you submit in this form. It will *not* be published on this website.