TheSocial/Ethical SelfNovember 17- December 10
Social/Ethical Self goals:
a. To understand how social contexts exert major control over our identity
b. To show how conflicts inevitably arise between self and community
c. To see that to behave ethically often leads to conflicts
Social/Ethical Self Skills:
Conflict Management : Analysis, Causation and Comparison
Social/Ethical Self Assignments:
Nov 21- Write a short story that illustrates the social construction of an individual's identity.
Dec. 5- Team Project- Present a play on how you would assist resolving of a conflict
Final Exam Period- Portfolio Presentations
|Generalization: An individualís
identity is largely socially constructed.
Nov 17 Analyze LeGuin, "The Question of Sex" and compare sexual identity
in the Gethenian culture with that in ours.
Nov 19 Explain Henry Vís actions in Shakespeare, 1 Henry IV,
Act 3, scene 2.
Nov 21 Analyze Roper, "How the Scots Invented Themselves"
Generalization: Individual identity is a source of conflict.
Nov 24 Explore how the characters in Williamsí "The Use of Force" handle conflicts
Internet Resource: William Carlos Williams Page under New York
University's Medical Humanities Section.
Generalization: Individuals often make ethical decisions which conflict with social pressures.
Dec 3 Evaluate Goldstein's "When Brothers Share a Wife"
Dec 5 Analyze Atwood, "Pornography"
Generalization: Individuals become of the source of social change.