Explore another course that you are currently enrolled in or have completed. Analyze the examples that are used in the textbook or other learning materials or prompts for essays/problem sets/review. Please identify 5 examples from this course that you feel are representative of the language used in the course.

Pay attention to gender bias in the language used. Look out for what language is used and how language is used differently for people based on their gender. Things such as who is involved in a story, names used in examples, the types of occupations people have, what traits people have and activities they may engage in, and how people are described in relationship to another (X’s spouse vs. their own name) are just a few ways in which gender bias can appear. For example, phrases such as “male nurse” or “female surgeon” suggest gendered defaults for nurses and surgeons and occupations for people based on their gender.

Option 1

Explore another course that you are currently enrolled in or have completed. Analyze the examples that are used in the textbook or other learning materials or prompts for essays/problem sets/review. Please identify 5 examples from this course that you feel are representative of the language used in the course.

In your post:

Identify, in bold, the course (e.g., Effective Thinking). Please do not identify the instructor.
Quote and cite the 5 examples from your course materials in bulleted list format. If you do include course materials other than the textbook, please cite like this: “Quoted text” (Type of material [such as Class PowerPoint], Year).
Include a reference in APA formatting at the end for the textbook or course materials. Please indicate Author redacted in place of an author name for the course material.
You do not need to comment! Your peers will be replying to your examples.

Option 2

Explore a children’s book or an article from a magazine or newspaper. Analyze the characters, the kinds of stories that are told, and how the stories are told. Please identify 5 examples from the source you chose that you feel are representative of the language used throughout your source.
In your post:

Identify, in bold, the source (e.g., Pokey Little Puppy).
Quote and cite the 5 examples from your source in bulleted list format.
Include a reference in APA formatting at the end for the source that you chose.
You do not need to comment! Your peers will be replying to your examples.