Week 4: Reporting and Representing Sex Trafficking

Assigned Posts + Any other questions/ clarifications/ comments?

Monday’s Discussion Questions

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Keeping in mind the critiques of his work, what do you think of Kristof’s reporting about the Cambodian girls? Strengths? Limitations? Do you agree/ disagree with the critiques?
You need to actually read Kristof’s columns! Don’t just base your post on the lecture.
How could he have reported differently about this issue to highlight the exploitation the girls faced, but also acknowledge the complexity of the situation and avoid the problems he is critiqued for?
We will explore this question further right after the midterms when we discuss alternative representations. In the meanwhile, I would love to hear your thoughts!

Instructions for Assigned Discussion Posts

Counts for 10% of your grade.
Purpose: To assess your participation in the class and engagement with the course content.
Each student has been assigned to post on the discussion board once in the quarter.
Length: One short paragraph, 5-8 sentences (maximum).
Do not exceed this length.
I will respond to selected posts either on the discussion board or during my lectures, or both.
Who Posts When:

Each student is assigned to post during one of these weeks: 2,3,4,7,8, and 9.
The class has been divided into groups, with each group assigned to post during one of these weeks: 2,3,4,7,8, and 9.
Your date to post will be visible in your To Do list on Canvas.
What to post about:

You will mainly be expected to respond to what was covered in lecture.
Respond to either or both lectures of the week.
I will provide discussion prompts/ questions for each week, but you don’t have to restrict yourself to them. You can also post other (related) thoughts or questions, post links to related videos, podcasts, articles etc. you might have come across.
Do not “summarize” the lectures. Discuss what you found interesting, what you learned that was unexpected, what you might disagree with in the material, what you want to understand better, etc.
If you are asking a question: Explain specifically and in some detail what you didn’t understand or were confused by.
You will not be required to reference all of the reading for that week, but make sure to reference at least one.
I need to see that you have at least grasped how that reading was explained in lecture.
If it’s a week when a film was assigned, you still need to reference at least one of the assigned readings. i.e. You cannot substitute the film for a reading.
I strongly encourage you to also respond to other group members’ posts, though you are not requiredto do so.
Deadlines:

Assigned on Canvas with due dates (Sunday night 11:59 p.m. of the week assigned).
* Grace period: You may post until 9 a.m. the next morning (Monday) with no penalty.
As indicated on the syllabus: If at all we are able to accept late assignments, a 2-point penalty will be applied for each day the assignment is late beyond the grace period.
Where/ How to submit your Assigned Discussion Post:

You will post in the “ungraded” discussion thread for the designated week.
Those assigned to post for the week will be graded.
Just post on the discussion board, not under “Assignments.”
I have created a separate category under Assignments that will say “no submission,” where we will enter your discussion grade.
Guidelines for Discussion Board: Please be respectful, polite, sensitive, and calm in your posts. Our class includes sensitive topics such as race, class, gender, sexuality, immigration, and politics. To understand these pressing issues and how they shape trafficking and anti-trafficking, it is essential that everyone feel welcome to participate. We will not target or stereotype people, which means we trust each other not to make racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, or hateful comments of any kind.

Clarifications:

Though you are assigned to a group of students posting about a particular lecture, this is not a “group” assignment. Just upload your own individual post.
Mention the name of the author of the assigned reading in your post, but you don’t need to provide a Bibliography.
The discussion board is set up as “ungraded” because it is also available to any students not assigned to post that week: for any small questions/ clarifications, or thoughts, comments on the material, responses to others, etc. Anyone in the class is welcome and encouraged to use the discussion board, regardless of whether it’s their turn. Only those whose turn it is will receive a grade.
GRADING

You will be graded on the quality of your response. Merely doing the submission will not guarantee a good grade.
Assigned Discussion Posts will be graded out of 10 points and will count for 10% of your assessment in this class.
See grade scale and rubric on the next page.
Grade Scale

Grading Rubric

A+ Outstanding: Student has reviewed lectures, dipped into the reading, makes insightful comments/ asks engaged questions, draws interesting connections to other issues/ current topics, followed instructions for the assignment.

A Excellent: Student has reviewed lectures and at least references one reading from the week as covered in lectures, makes insightful comments/ asks engaged questions, perhaps draws interesting connections to other issues/ current topics, followed instructions for the assignment.

A- Good: Makes a couple of good points, but lacks clarity/focus, some error in following instructions.

B+ Average: Weaker version of A-.

B Okay: General response, vague or minimal engagement to the class, considerable error in following instructions, or substantial lack of clarity in writing.

B- Lacking: Weaker version of B

C Weak: General response with no connection to the class, demonstrates the student has barely skimmed the lecture (just wrote something for the sake of it), substantial lack of clarity in writing, barely followed the instructions, etc.

D Poor: Plagiarized, unconnected to the topic, complete lack of clarity in writing, did not follow the instructions at all, etc.

F Failed: No submission.

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