Please write 3 short essays (200-400 words each, roughly). There are 3 essay prompts below. You need to form logical and accurate arguments using the assigned materials (attached below as PDF) to present your views, and these may be dramatically different from the professors views. Short of submitting hateful content, your well-formed and backed up opinion is what matters.
1- Explain why and how race is a social construct. Be sure to outline the evolution of human skin pigmentation, and false assumptions of the biological race concept, but how the idea nevertheless impacts lives.
2-Development of biological sex and gender identity are said to be semi-independent. Explain how normal development of biological sex and gender identity could result in someone being transgendered. (Please just remember that although we can account for being transgender through biology, this is not all encompassing and does not mean that trans or non-binary gendered people need to account for or prove their sex or gender)
3- Write about a topic that we covered in Anthropology 101 that you found meaningful.
Please Make sure to use the slides below to help navigate any topics that you might find interesting. (Use the links below to see the slides that will useful)
I encourage you to explore a topic that irritated or angered you, or one that simply
resonated with you in some other way. I also encourage you to be honest, and self-
reflexive, and to explain to me why you found the topic of interest. I challenge you to
consider your own biases.
In my readings of your responses to Denial, one topic that came to mind is how
our existing biases and/or religious beliefs may prevent one from being wholly
inclusive of others. If you fit into this (having beliefs or biases that prevent you
from being inclusive and accepting in certain ways) how does this make you feel?
How can you be both inclusive of fellow humans without compromising? Does
this cause you to reflect on your beliefs? This is just one potential topic, and if
you dont feel strongly about this (or comfortable sharing), please choose
something you do feel strongly about.
Please no outside sources.
Only use the attached PDF or link(s) as a source.