Students will facilitate class discussion for one weekly topic. Whether you work individually or as a group, you must decide on three themes that are salient across all readings. Each student will be responsible for discussing one theme (e.g., embodiment, property, reproductive rights, performativity, etc.). • Presentation: Outline a theme in the readings and explain how each author approaches this theme in relation to the weekly topic. Do not give a full summary/overview of each reading.
Remember that your classmates have already read the texts. Instead, focus on how each author’s arguments contrasts/compares in relation the theme of your choice. Discussion Questions: Include questions for the class that will foster and facilitate participation. Avoid questions that lead to “yes/no” responses. Use open-ended questions that can generate a variety of answers. These questions will foster class discussion once the presentations are complete. Handout: Make a one-page outline of the presentation to share with the class. Use a combination of point-form and sentence formats.
Provide a brief description of the main ideas/themes, and your discussion questions. Contemporary artifact: Share one artifact from contemporary daily life. Possible artifacts can include: a newspaper article, a book, a poem, an app, an advertisement (video or poster), a movie or TV show, a fashion trend or social media trend, etc. It should relate to the arguments and concepts in the readings. Explain how the concepts and ideas in the readings help you to understand the artifact in ways you might not have thought about before.