Sex, Gender, and Popular Culture Spring 2015 Look through popular magazines, and see if you can find advertisements that objectify women in order to sell a product. Alternately, you may use an advertisement on television (but make sure to provide a link to the ad so I can see it!). Study these images then write a paper about objectification that deals with all or some of the following: • What effect(s), if any, do you think the objectification of women’s bodies has on our culture? • Jean Kilbourne states “turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step toward justifying violence against that person.” What do you think she means by this? Do you agree with her reasoning? Why or why not? • Some people would argue that depicting a woman’s body as an object is a form of art. What is your opinion of this point of view? Explain your reasoning. • Why do you think that women are objectified more often than men are? • How does sexualization and objectification play out differently across racial lines? • Kilbourne explains that the consequences of being objectified are different – and more serious – for women than for men. Do you agree? How is the world different for women than it is for men? How do objectified images of women interact with those in our culture differently from the way images of men do? Why is it important to look at images in the context of the culture? • What is the difference between sexual objectification and sexual subjectification? (Ros Gill ) • How do ads construct violent white masculinity and how does that vision of masculinity hurt both men and women? Throughout your written analysis, be sure to make clear and specific reference to the images you selected, and please submit these images with your paper. Make sure you engage with and reference to at least 4 of the following authors: Kilbourne, Bordo, Hunter & Soto, Rose, Durham, Gill, Katz, Schuchardt, Ono and Buescher. Guidelines:  Keep your content focused on structural, systemic, institutional factors rather than the individual: BE ANALYTICAL NOT ANECDOTAL.  Avoid using the first person or including personal stories/reactions. You must make sure to actively engage with your readings: these essays need to be informed and framed by the theoretical material you have been reading this semester.  Keep within the 4-6 page limit; use 12-point font, double spacing and 1-inch margins.  Use formal writing conventions (introduction/thesis statement, body, conclusion) and correct grammar. Resources may be cited within the text of your paper, i.e. (Walters, 2013).

Sex, Gender, and Popular Culture Spring 2015 Look through popular magazines, and see if you can find advertisements that objectify women in order to sell a product. Alternately, you may use an advertisement on television (but make sure to provide a link to the ad so I can see it!). Study these images then write a paper about objectification that deals with all or some of the following: • What effect(s), if any, do you think the objectification of women’s bodies has on our culture? • Jean Kilbourne states “turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step toward justifying violence against that person.” What do you think she means by this? Do you agree with her reasoning? Why or why not? • Some people would argue that depicting a woman’s body as an object is a form of art. What is your opinion of this point of view? Explain your reasoning. • Why do you think that women are objectified more often than men are? • How does sexualization and objectification play out differently across racial lines? • Kilbourne explains that the consequences of being objectified are different – and more serious – for women than for men. Do you agree? How is the world different for women than it is for men? How do objectified images of women interact with those in our culture differently from the way images of men do? Why is it important to look at images in the context of the culture? • What is the difference between sexual objectification and sexual subjectification? (Ros Gill ) • How do ads construct violent white masculinity and how does that vision of masculinity hurt both men and women? Throughout your written analysis, be sure to make clear and specific reference to the images you selected, and please submit these images with your paper. Make sure you engage with and reference to at least 4 of the following authors: Kilbourne, Bordo, Hunter & Soto, Rose, Durham, Gill, Katz, Schuchardt, Ono and Buescher. Guidelines:  Keep your content focused on structural, systemic, institutional factors rather than the individual: BE ANALYTICAL NOT ANECDOTAL.  Avoid using the first person or including personal stories/reactions. You must make sure to actively engage with your readings: these essays need to be informed and framed by the theoretical material you have been reading this semester.  Keep within the 4-6 page limit; use 12-point font, double spacing and 1-inch margins.  Use formal writing conventions (introduction/thesis statement, body, conclusion) and correct grammar. Resources may be cited within the text of your paper, i.e. (Walters, 2013).

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MA 3351 – Fall 2015 Homework #3 Due Friday 18 September 1. Find eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the following matrices  1 2 2 4   3 1 1 2   3 0 0 4   1 2 1 3   0 −1 1 0   −2 1 0 1 −2 0 0 0 1   0 1 0 −1 0 0 0 0 1  . Do calculations by hand, though you can use Mathematica to check your results. 2. Find eigenvectors and eigenvalues of A =  2 0 1 1 2 −1 0 0 3  . Show that one of the eigenvalues is defective. Do calculations by hand, though you can use Mathematica to check your results. 3. Solve the initial value problem y′ = Ay, y (0) = y0 for the following cases (a) A =  −4 1 1 −4  y0 =  1 2  (b) A =  −1 1 0 −2  y0 =  −1 3  (c) A =  1 0 0 0 −2 1 0 1 −2  y0 =  1 0 2  Do all calculations by hand. 4. Repeat problem 3 using Mathematica to do all calculations. MORE PROBLEMS ON BACK OF PAGE 1 5. Use Mathematica’s Eigensystem function to find eigenvalues and eigenvectors of A =  −2 1 0 0 0 1 −2 1 0 0 0 1 −2 1 0 0 0 1 −2 1 0 0 0 1 −2  . Suppose you are interested in solutions to y′ = Ay. Without constructing the full solution, answer the following questions: (a) Does the solution grow or decay in time (or a mix of both)? (b) What is the smallest (in magnitude) rate constant? (c) What is the largest (in magnitude) rate constant? (d) As t → ¥, the solution will be dominated by one eigenvector times an exponen- tial. Which eigenvector, and what is the rate constant of the exponential? 6. Use diagonalization to compute (Is − A)−1, where A =  −2 1 0 1 −2 1 0 1 −2  . You may use Mathematica. I suggest running FullSimplify on your result. 2

MA 3351 – Fall 2015 Homework #3 Due Friday 18 September 1. Find eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the following matrices  1 2 2 4   3 1 1 2   3 0 0 4   1 2 1 3   0 −1 1 0   −2 1 0 1 −2 0 0 0 1   0 1 0 −1 0 0 0 0 1  . Do calculations by hand, though you can use Mathematica to check your results. 2. Find eigenvectors and eigenvalues of A =  2 0 1 1 2 −1 0 0 3  . Show that one of the eigenvalues is defective. Do calculations by hand, though you can use Mathematica to check your results. 3. Solve the initial value problem y′ = Ay, y (0) = y0 for the following cases (a) A =  −4 1 1 −4  y0 =  1 2  (b) A =  −1 1 0 −2  y0 =  −1 3  (c) A =  1 0 0 0 −2 1 0 1 −2  y0 =  1 0 2  Do all calculations by hand. 4. Repeat problem 3 using Mathematica to do all calculations. MORE PROBLEMS ON BACK OF PAGE 1 5. Use Mathematica’s Eigensystem function to find eigenvalues and eigenvectors of A =  −2 1 0 0 0 1 −2 1 0 0 0 1 −2 1 0 0 0 1 −2 1 0 0 0 1 −2  . Suppose you are interested in solutions to y′ = Ay. Without constructing the full solution, answer the following questions: (a) Does the solution grow or decay in time (or a mix of both)? (b) What is the smallest (in magnitude) rate constant? (c) What is the largest (in magnitude) rate constant? (d) As t → ¥, the solution will be dominated by one eigenvector times an exponen- tial. Which eigenvector, and what is the rate constant of the exponential? 6. Use diagonalization to compute (Is − A)−1, where A =  −2 1 0 1 −2 1 0 1 −2  . You may use Mathematica. I suggest running FullSimplify on your result. 2

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1-In _____ auctions, there is one buyer who wants to buy a product. Suppliers submit bids, and the lowest bid wins. forward static reverse physical simple 2- Which of the following is NOT an effect that e-commerce has had on organizations? E-commerce enables smaller businesses to operate in areas dominated by larger companies. E-commerce increases the number of potential customers to whom the company can market its products. E-commerce is a costly medium for increasing market share. E-commerce removes many barriers for start-up businesses. E-commerce makes it easy to reach customers around the world. 3- The degree of digitization relates to all of the following except: the product or service sold the process by which the product is produced the delivery agent or intermediary the size of e-commerce transactions None of these 4- In _______ e-commerce, the sellers and buyers are organizations. government-to-citizen consumer-to-consumer business-to-business business-to-consumer consumer-to-business 5- BitTorrent uses a process called _____, which eliminates file-sharing bottlenecks by having everyone share little pieces of a file at the same time. leeching collaboration packet switching torrents swarming 6- eBay uses a _____ auction. forward static reverse physical simple 7- A(n) _____ is a network designed to serve the internal informational needs of a single organization. global network extranet internet intranet World Wide Web 8- _____ are internet access points that are located in public places, such as libraries and airports. Clients Servers Internet access computers Network computer Internet kiosks 9- Consider this domain name: www.business.gsu.edu. The “edu” is the _______. top-level domain URL website locator name of the computer address of the webmaster 10- Internet service providers connect to one another through _____. internet connection points common carrier connection points network access points network connection points an extranet

1-In _____ auctions, there is one buyer who wants to buy a product. Suppliers submit bids, and the lowest bid wins. forward static reverse physical simple 2- Which of the following is NOT an effect that e-commerce has had on organizations? E-commerce enables smaller businesses to operate in areas dominated by larger companies. E-commerce increases the number of potential customers to whom the company can market its products. E-commerce is a costly medium for increasing market share. E-commerce removes many barriers for start-up businesses. E-commerce makes it easy to reach customers around the world. 3- The degree of digitization relates to all of the following except: the product or service sold the process by which the product is produced the delivery agent or intermediary the size of e-commerce transactions None of these 4- In _______ e-commerce, the sellers and buyers are organizations. government-to-citizen consumer-to-consumer business-to-business business-to-consumer consumer-to-business 5- BitTorrent uses a process called _____, which eliminates file-sharing bottlenecks by having everyone share little pieces of a file at the same time. leeching collaboration packet switching torrents swarming 6- eBay uses a _____ auction. forward static reverse physical simple 7- A(n) _____ is a network designed to serve the internal informational needs of a single organization. global network extranet internet intranet World Wide Web 8- _____ are internet access points that are located in public places, such as libraries and airports. Clients Servers Internet access computers Network computer Internet kiosks 9- Consider this domain name: www.business.gsu.edu. The “edu” is the _______. top-level domain URL website locator name of the computer address of the webmaster 10- Internet service providers connect to one another through _____. internet connection points common carrier connection points network access points network connection points an extranet

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