Choose one of the following to include in this week’s initial post:
- Discuss an example from your life or from your observations that illustrates one or more of the concepts or theories you learned about in this week’s readings or audiovisual resources.
- Locate a relevant and credible news report or other media story (an article, TV program, documentary, or radio program) that focuses on one or more of the concepts or theories you learned about in this week’s readings or audiovisual resources. Discuss which concepts or theories you noticed in your media selection.
Make sure you are clear in describing the course concept or theory that best applies to your experiences or observations. Regardless of which prompt you choose, you are encouraged to use one of the assigned readings or audiovisual resources to support your points. Respond to your classmates’ posts, sharing any commonalities or differences between your classmates’ perspectives and experiences and your own.
For information about using Yellowdig, please see the following resources:
- Using Yellowdig [PDF].
- Grading in Yellowdig [PDF].
- Yellowdig Forums. Capella’s Campus support page for Yellowdig, with links for technical support.
Scenario: The Card Game
You and a group of friends are enjoying a Saturday night card game. During the game, your rather boisterous friend Gary makes a comment that insults your friend Louann, who responds by calling Gary a sexist. Gary rejects that label and informs the group that he does not have a sexist bone in his body. Thinking about Gary’s comment in the context of your sociology course, you wonder whether Gary may have some biases about which he is not consciously aware.