HSL 3831 Women in Contemporary Society

HSL 3831 Women in Contemporary Society
Final Exam
Provide a response according to the directions for each. For each response, integrate at least one professional resource to support your response. You may use your textbook and/or other professional literature sources (i.e., textbooks, local/state/national/international professional organization websites, .gov sites, .edu sites). Cite sources in the body of your response and provide a full reference citation at the end of the exam. Refer to syllabus schedule for due date and time. 10 points each/100 points possible.
1. WOMEN AND SEXUALITY
In your professional career position, envision that you work with female adolescents ages 15-17. You have been invited to give a talk on decision-making and sexual activity (e.g., entering a sexual relationship, engaging in sexual activity without being in a relationship, having sexual intercourse for the first time, etc.). Using the steps in the decision-making model below, construct a detailed/paragraph-format outline on the topics and sub-topics that you will discuss with your audience. Minimum page length is 1 and maximum page length is 3.
Decision-Making Model
I. Identify and briefly explain the decision-making situation (choose an example from above or create your own example related to adolescent women and sexuality)
II. List alternative choices related to the situation
III. Explain and compare the alternative choices and the possible consequences (e.g., pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, social stigma, relationship changes, others)
of each alternative choice
IV. Explain the value of serious critical thinking and reflection when it comes to making decisions about sexuality as a teen
2. WOMEN AND HEALTH
Choose ONE of the following questions to answer related to women and health.
A. Compare and contrast explanations of the following types of gynecological cancers: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar.
B. Compare and contrast explanations of the mental and physical symptom of anxiety and depression.
C. Compare and contrast explanations of the three stages of menopause: perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause.
1-2 pages in length
3. WOMEN AND VIOLENCE
Explain key points of the possible psychological, physical, and emotional effects experienced by women after sexual assault.
1-2 pages in length
4. WOMEN AND FAMILIES
Identify and explain three possible challenges experienced by women who are balancing careers and families (this could be related to caring for/raising children, caring for aging parents, or other family situations).
1-2 pages in length
5. WOMEN AND WORK
What is FMLA? Who is covered by FMLA? Who is eligible for FMLA? What is the length of time for FMLA? What does FMLA entitle people to?
1-2 pages in length
6. WOMEN IN POLITICS
Look up and provide the following. Number and percentage of female:
a. U.S. Supreme Court Justices
b. U.S. Senators
c. U.S. House of Representatives
d. State Governors
e. State Senators
f. State House of Representatives
g. Mayors of U.S. Cities
7. WOMEN AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Identify and explain five ways that substance abuse (alcohol and/or other drugs) impacts
women, specifically.
1-2 pages
8. WOMEN AND THE MILITARY
Female Service members (SMs) in the military face unique challenges that contribute to relatively few joining the military and not many staying in long enough to become officers. Identify and explain three of these unique challenges.
1-2 pages
9. WOMEN AND GLOBAL ISSUES
The Peace Corps identify three broad issues impacting women around the world. They are: education, health and safety, and gender equality. Identify and explain one issue related to each of those categories. You may choose to focus on a specific country or an issue impacting women in multiple countries.
1-2 pages in length
10. WOMEN AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Select ONE of the following female environmentalists. Write a biographical summary on her notable accomplishments.
1 page
• Erin Brockovich
• Rachel Carson
• Jane Goodall
• Wangari Maathai
• Greta Thunberg

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