To be clear, as I know there are several assignments that you’re working on right now:
October 16 (today): Essay #2 WAS due.
October 18 (Wed): No reading worksheet #6. Revisions of Essay #1 due (*unless you did not get your essay back last week). Revisions are optional. If you revise your essay, you must turn the revised essay in with the original and a note indicating what changes you made.
October 23 (Mon): Take-home exam #1 due.
Your take-home exam is available under the Assignments tab on the website, here:
PLEASE be sure to carefully read the instructions.
Remember that revisions of Essay #1 — if you decide to do them– are due a week after you got your essay back from me. For most of you, the revised essay is due this Wednesday.
If you are turning in a revision, you must give me:
*the original essay
*the revised essay
*a letter (1-2 paragraphs) that explains the changes you made
Reading Worksheet #6 will be an in-class assignment on Wednesday 10/18.
The questions for reading worksheet #5 are pasted below and available here: rw5f17
- What is the “old” kind of economic liberalism? What did thinkers like Adam Smith want?
- When did economic liberalism prevail in the U.S.?
- What happened in the 1930s? According to John Maynard Keynes, what was the best policy for capitalists?
- What makes neoliberalism “new?”
- What are the five main points of neoliberalism?
- Where has neoliberalism been exported, at the time of this article? What effect has it had?
- What is the impact of neoliberalism on the U.S., at the time of this article?
- According to the authors, who benefits from neoliberalism?
Reflections/Questions/Concerns about this week’s materials?
For Monday 10/2: read or re-read the FOUR blog posts from Asian American Writers Workshop (click “Part 1” “Part 2” “Part 3” and “Part 4”). If you did not turn in Reading Worksheet #3, you can turn it in on Monday.
For Wednesday 10/4: read TWO pieces by Bayoumi and watch the Secret Life of Muslims episode about Linda Sarsour– all materials are available on the Course Materials page. The questions for Reading Worksheet #4 (due 10/4) are up.
have a good weekend!
The questions for Reading Worksheet #4 are below and here: rw4f17
- How did Rasha’s family come to the U.S.? Where did they come from and why did they come here?
- What happened to her family in 2002?
- What was her experience in detention like? What stands out to you in her descriptions of that time?
- How does she feel upon her release? What does she say/do?
Bayoumi, “Afterword.” (pages 259-267)
- When did Muslims first arrive to this land?
- Who were the first Arab immigrants in the U.S. and when did they arrive? Where did they settle?
- Who were Ahmed Hassan and Mohamed Mohriez, and what happened to them?
- What about the year 1965 (and afterwards) is significant for Arab immigration?
- What does Bayoumi say happened after 9/11/the “war on terror?” How did it change the way that Muslims are seen by the government?
The Secret Life of Muslims: Linda Sarsour
- How does Linda Sarsour become an activist?
- Why does she fight for Muslim holidays to be recognized by New York City public schools?