Pol 166: Readings for April 17-19

A few readings, and couple of short video clips:

There are other clips from Freedom Riders worth checking out, too.

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Pol 166: Civil Rights Readings April 10-12

Here are the next set of readings, a mixed bunch of articles, photos, and cartoons; most are fairly short (1-2 pages), although some are a bit longer.

And while I’m only pulling two editorials about the sit-ins from the Greensboro Public Library archive local newspapers, I strongly recommend perusal of the various articles, editorials, and letters contained therein.

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Pol 166: SNCC Readings March 27-29

Here are the first set of SNCC readings; I’ll post the reading for the following weeks. . . in the following weeks:

Julian Bond, SNCC: What We Did
Greensboro sit-ins, others: Read ‘Greensboro sit-ins (Feb)’ and ‘Sit-ins Sweep Across the South (1960-64)’
SNCC Founding Statement
SNCC Founded (April)
Gallup poll on Freedom Riders, pp. 1-2

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Pol 341: Videos!

Hello, all.

Here are a couple of videos in lieu of Monday’s class; we’ll (try to) incorporate the issues raised in these vids into class discussions.

The Battle Over Abortion in Northern Ireland (12:56):

Inside Mississippi’s Lone Abortion Clinic (15:40):

Sosan’s story: Domestic violence in Afghanistan (12:32):

How India’s female untouchables are fighting back (16:56)

Laura Carlsen on the progress and peril of women in Latin America (9:24):

The African Woman and Politics, part 4, Naja’atu Mohamed (9:28):

LSE Middle East Centre, Elif Shafak (5:34):

And while these are  NOT required, they’re both worth a look.

The first is a short documentary on Latinas in the US, and gets at, in an everyday way, some of the issues of intersectionality:

Latina Confessions: Documentary Trailer (15:58)

PBS Makers V2: Women in Politics (52:41) covers some of the same ground as Collins’s book, and offers a nice, if somewhat bland, overview of women in American politics:

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Leh 355 Bioethics: Videos!

NOTE: You have until May 18 to leave a comment.

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*Update*

For those who want an extra point or two, go ahead and comment/ask a question in the comment section, below; I’ll respond on this site.

Also: feel free to respond to the questions/comments others or I leave!

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As promised, the three videos (and links back to YouTube, in case they disappear into the ether) to anchor a discussion (TBA).

The first two are specifically about bioethics, while the third is a CNN video about a deaf football league. Each of the videos is less than 15 minutes long.

Introduction to bioethics, bioethics at the bedside:

Bioethics and the human body:

Deaf football team: (vid won’t load, so just click on link).

Bonus vid: bioethics & justice:

Happy viewing!

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Leh 355: Study guide (+link)

First, thanks to Mayra for alerting me to the fact that the link to Stem Cell Basics wasn’t working: this is the correct link. (You can either click on the pdf link to get the entire document, including glossary, or read all 8 questions.)

As to the study guide, here she be:

1. How many chromosomes total are contained in a cell of a typical member of Homo sapiens?
2. How do gametes differ, chromosomally, from somatic cells?
3. Which chromosome has the most genes and which chromosome has the fewest genes?
4. List a chromosomal abnormality and its associated syndrome.
5. What is a gene?
6. What is an allele?
7. What are the base pairs of nucleotides in DNA? [spell out the words and put in pairs]
8. What is mapping?
9. What is sequencing?
10. Approximately how many genes are there in a typical member of Homo sapiens?
11. Name a disease associated with lethal recessive genes.
12. Name a disease associated with lethal dominant genes.
13. Traits such as personality, intelligence, & other behavioral characteristics are likely what kind of traits?
14. What is epigenetics?
15. What are the two type of epigenetic modification?
16. Non-lethal genes and/or traits which do not contribute to reproductive fitness may be what?
17. Gene transfer in which gametes are affected (i.e., changes passed to offspring) are known as what?
18. Name one difficulty to be overcome with gene transfer (state specifically what the problem is).
19. What is the new and efficient cut-and-paste method of gene transfer method (often called ‘gene editing’)?
20 & 21. What are the five (or so) steps involved in ART? [simply name steps]
22. What is a risk (either to the woman or offspring) associated with ART?
23. What is the process of preimplantation genetic diagnosis and why is it used?
24. Name one type of prenatal test and what it may reveal.
25. What are the two/three characteristics unique to all stem cells?
26. What are the three types of stem cells? [spell out the types]
27. What is pluripotency and how does it differ from multipotency?
28. What specifically is a teratoma and why does it matter in stem cell research?
29. What are the three germ layers?
30. Name one technical problem associated with the research or use of ESCs.
31. Name one technical problem associated with the research or use of  iPSCs.
32. Name one technical problem associated with the research or use of ASCs.
33. Name one thing stem cells must reproducibly made to do in order to be useful for transplant purposes?
34. Name one difficulty  to be overcome in reproductive cloning (state specifically what the problem is).

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Leh 355: Quiz guide

S16

Quiz guide: 20 will appear on the quiz

1. How many chromosomes total are contained in a cell of a member of Homo sapiens?
2. Which cells are haploid?
3. Which cells are diploid
4. Which chromosome has the most genes and which chromosome has the fewest genes?
5. List a chromosomal abnormality and its associated syndrome.
6. What is a gene?
7. What is an allele?
8. What are the base pairs of nucleotides in DNA? [spell out the words and put in pairs]
9. What is mapping?
10. What is sequencing?
11. Approximately how many genes are there in a member of Homo sapiens?
12. Name a disease associated with lethal recessive genes.
13. Traits such as personality, intelligence, & other behavioral characteristics are likely what kind of traits?
14. What is epigenetics?
15. Genes and/or traits which do not contribute to reproductive fitness may be what?
16. Gene transfer in which gametes are affected (i.e., changes passed to offspring) are known as what?
17. Name one difficulty to be overcome with gene transfer (state specifically what the problem is).
18. What is the gene transfer method known as ‘gene editing’?
19 & 20. What are the five (or so) steps involved in ART? [simply name steps]
21. How does the process of intracytoplasmic sperm injection differ from that of in vitro fertilization?
22. What is the process of preimplantation genetic diagnosis and why is it used?
23. Name one type of prenatal test and what it may reveal.
24. What are the two/three characteristics unique to all stem cells?
25. What are the three types of stem cells? [spell out the types]
26. What is pluripotency and how does it differ from multipotency?
27. What specifically is a teratoma and why does it matter in stem cell research?
28. What are the three germ layers?
29. Name one technical problem associated with the research or use of ESCs.
30. Name one technical problem associated with the research or use of  iPSCs.
31. Name one technical problem associated with the research or use of ASCs.
32. What is somatic cell nuclear transfer?
33. Name one difficulty  to be overcome in reproductive cloning (state specifically what the problem is).

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